In last week’s Q&A with the devs we talked
about some of the feedback we have received and are currently working on. To
clarify what exactly we are doing with your feedback, here’s a list of the top 15
issues that the community has raised and their status.
In game voice chat is currently in development. While the game was setup to allow users
to speak with the parties they created and people they trust, you have indicated this
does make teamwork among strangers more difficult. As team based gameplay is our main
focus, we are currently working on this feature as a top priority. We are targeting the
December update to have this functionality. It will automatically enable you to talk to
your faction and will allow you to mute players (to retain that classic Killzone Shadow
Fall feel ;).
We feel that the in game voice chat and Multiplayer battle chatter (both in
development) are the first set of in game voice improvements we want. We should revisit
this feature if the community still wants it after they have been listening to the new
Instead of an XP system, we currently add skill-based ranks based on the challenges you
have completed. As the community has indicated it really would like to see a ranking
system that also would show their progress as a player, we are currently designing a
ranking system that celebrates this challenge progress and assigns players with rank
names and accompanying icons.
We are in the process of designing the clan system and it will be deployed in phases.
It will be better suited for Shadow Fall’s team oriented, objectives based
gameplay. We expect the first deployment to be early 2014.
We are actively looking into ways to put this information in the most logical way
possible for Shadow Fall’s gameplay. No final decision on an implementation has
been made yet.
Adding customized multiplayer announcements is certainly an option, but we don’t
want the game to get too noisy and distracting. As we will soon be releasing a new
feature that lets you customize your Multiplayer battle chatter (“reviving”,
“shield activated…” etc.), we will review this feature again after
that customization of MP chatter is in the game, which is targeted to be part of the
We are considering this and are currently gathering and studying our gameplay data on
hip firing accuracy and whether it is working/not working as intended. We need to be
very careful about tweaking the accuracy, as this could inadvertently unbalance the game
in another direction. No final decision has been made yet.
Again, we are looking into the gameplay data for Air Support drones and turrets. No
final decision yet.
We rely on the PSN party system which works across all games. We are considering
creating our own party-system to accommodate more ad hoc squad based play.
As part of our free DLC, one of the first few maps being prepped for release has some
long engagement distances that might help snipers suppress enemies and support their
team. Of course, it is designed to have alternate routes that can help Supports and
Assaults break the flank as well. Stay tuned for more news on our next map drop.
We’re not planning to have fixed ammo locations in the map, as the support class
can place them anywhere in the map. However, we are working on ways to make these
locations much more obvious on the radar.
We’ve created the warzone and it is live.
We do not think worrying about your deaths is the way to play Shadow Fall, and a lot of
the community members actually enjoy our renewed focus on objectives and team based
gameplay. That being said, all players have the ability to create Warzones with Kills
and Deaths as Primary and Secondary sorting on the leaderboards.
Our team is currently working on the design of the co-op mode, and fine tuning the
gameplay. Stay tuned for news on playable characters – we can’t confirm
which characters you will play with at this time, but we can confirm you will not be
playing as a Helghast.
Being able to identify my party members [in
We are designing ways for you to identify your team
members and party members. One of the things we have done is print names of party
members in blue on the scoreboard and in game. We’ll keep a close eye on this to
see if this adds more clarity to players.
Note that as the feedback below has become part of the development cycle, we will be
closing these topics on PlayerVoice, so everyone gets their votes back for the next
round of feedback.
You can create new ideas and vote on feedback for submission at http://feedback.killzone.com
We will update you about the top issues voted upon on a regular basis, and make them
part of the development focus. This is an important step – you have the
ability to vote and shape the game as you want.
We’d like to thank you for your suggestions and votes and will keep you
posted on future updates!