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Killzone 2 E3 2005 trailer "not false"

Guerrilla adamant it served a purpose.

Guerrilla Games has hotly defended its infamous Killzone 2 E3 2005 trailer by saying it served a purpose and was not intended simply to build hype.

The developer responded to "false" accusations on the "Ask a Dev thread" on the US PlayStation boards, suggesting Sony PR had confused things at the time.

"The E3 2005 trailer was not false. One confused Sony rep claimed it was a movie from the game engine - one guy blitzed out of his mind on fatigue, jet-lag and the madness that is E3. One guy not at all affiliated with Guerrilla Games - probably with a head full of 30 different titles," said "EON", a member of Guerrilla Games.

"Everyone else named the E3 2005 video for what it was - a target render of what we thought would be possible on the PS3. Something we would be aiming for. Then, during E3 2007, in front of the majority of the gaming journalist press, we released a trailer of Pre-Alpha code running and demonstrated a playable Killzone 2 that stunned the industry."

The developer went on to play down the hype around Killzone 2, suggesting we will not see a "definitive" game on the PS3 for some time to come - if it is rational to expect one at all.

"The truth is that nobody is releasing the definitive game of the PS3 only three years into it's lifespan."

"And no sane person would even try to release 'the definitive game' - because who knows what will make the definitive game definitive?"

Killzone 2 is a first-person shooter that is a bit like Call of Duty 4 in that lots of things happen around you in a war-torn area where your squadron is fighting for survival.

Like Gears of War it has been associated with its exclusive platform since the unveiling of the console in 2005, and picked up a considerable following along the way. A Killzone 2 public beta test is expected this year, although a full release is less certain.

Pop over to YouTube for the E3 2005 target-rendered trailer before comparing it to the E3 2007 real deal.

Or simply pop into our Killzone 2 preview for a much better idea of what to expect.

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