Already announced for release on Windows PC, Tripwire Interactive has revealed that they will be bringing Killing Floor 2 to the PlayStation 4 as well. The blood-soaked first-person shooter is currently set to be released sometime in 2015.
Originally released as a mod for Unreal Tournament 2004 back in 2005, the Killing Floor franchise has exploded in popularity since its retail release in 2009. Taking place in Europe, players will be tasked with fighting off wave upon wave of zombie-like creatures called Zeds with an assortment of weapons. In the debut trailer alone, we see machine guns, swords and flamethrowers all put to use in different ways.
After having been a traditionally PC-only developer, Tripwire Interactive decided to make the jump to console development after seeing how much Sony wanted to work with independent developers. Alan Wilson, Vice President of Tripwire Interactive, spoke further about the decision on the PlayStation Blog.
So, a couple of years ago, when the development of Killing Floor 2 was in its early stages, the PlayStation 4 was announced and we started thinking about it. We were using Unreal Engine 3 because we’d already put a lot of work into engine-level tech for Red Orchestra 2. We had plans for a lot more new tech. We noticed Sony was really going the extra mile and engaging directly with indie developers. That was the big thing that made us look again. Work directly with Sony. All the barriers coming down.
I have to admit, I have little previous experience with the Killing Floor franchise. The original released during a time when I wasn’t actively playing PC titles, and I hadn’t been paying attention to the sequel due to being unfamiliar with the series. After seeing this trailer, though, I’m definitely looking forward to getting my hands on the title and killing some Zeds myself.
We will continue to have coverage of Killing Floor 2 in the lead-up to its 2015 release, so stay tuned!