Killzone 3 Beta Closes, Guerrilla Outlines Post-Launch Plans

The Killzone 3 beta period has ended, and with it Guerrilla Games has issued a list of features that will be coming to the final game in patches after it has launched.

"Shortly after" release, we should see patches for unranked custom games for private and clan matches, a bevy of new custom game options, clan options, balance adjustments and color-blind support, among others. We particularly like the note claiming that "overly enthusiastic death screams will be toned down." Come on, a guy can't die enthusiastically anymore?

Killzone 3 is scheduled to launch on February 22, exclusively for PlayStation 3. Check out the full list of planned patch notes after the break.

  • Implement unranked custom games for players to create private or clan matches
  • Enhanced custom games functionality that will allow players to:
    • Control over games modes and settings
    • Secure games, allowing you to invite the players you want to play with
    • The ability to prevent abilities and weapons from being used
    • Toggling on and off functionality, such as ribbons, skills, explosives, etc.
    • Selecting which careers you want available to players
    • Allow friendly fire to be turned on or off
    • Faction switching enabled or disabled
  • The Clan Officer role will be added to clans
  • Separate turn speeds for hip-fire and ADS
  • Overly enthusiastic death screams will be toned down
  • Increased the amount of kills required to win a Guerrilla Warfare match
  • Increased Accuracy ribbon will have its effectiveness lowered
  • Likewise, the Bullet Damage ribbon will have its effectiveness lowered as well
  • Matches will end if the other team forfeits (i.e. too few, or no players on the enemy team)
  • Matchmaking enhancements that will close and merge games based on player count, which will keep games more full
  • Balance factions out by moving players to the other team at the end of the match if one team is lopsided
  • The ability to turn off HUD markers for point pop-ups and objectives
  • A menu option to allow squad-only chat
  • The addition of a Mute All button
  • Scoreboard flickering will be fixed
  • Clans will no longer get matched against other clans that have many more players than they do (i.e. 4 vs. 7, 5 vs. 8)
  • Support for color-blind players
From The Chatty
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    February 17, 2011 3:21 PM

    I only played against bots, but I was really surprised how much better the dude moved compared to the first game. I'm definitely looking forward to playing Killzone 3 more than I was before playing the beta.

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