Often criticized for it’s lack of co-op play in Killzone 2, Guerrilla has confirmed that Killzone 3 will have co-op play – including split-screen co-op.

In an interview with 1UP, studio manager Herman Hulst pointed to split-screen co-op as an example of how much what could be done with the PlayStation 3:

“We found a lot of power after we completed Killzone 2. Just to give you an example on the graphics side: we pulled a level from Killzone 2 into the Killzone 3 engine and it ran at 50 percent. That’s how much power we’ve been able to find. You can see it in split-screen co-op. We had to do the double rendering anyway.”

50% is impressive no matter how you look at it. Could this explanation simply be a way to explain that the game will look just as with split-screen? The image provided looks pretty damn good albeit a bit washed out.

There has been no mention of co-op online multiplayer, but then again is it really necessary. Obviously the move to a co-op campaign, especially on with split-screen, is no doubt great news to any fan of the series.

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