Guerrilla Games reveals their latest showstopper in the form of the powerful VC-30 Shotgun for Killzone Shadow Fall coming exclusively to the PS4. Aesthetically the weapon looks to be quite versatile as rounds can be equipped to the weapon, in addition to a durable attachment loadout railing allowing user to customize their VC-30 Shotgun experience. The VC-30 Shotgun is another Stahl manufactured death dealer which original Killzone fans who remember the times when weapons had dual firing functions, will now be happy to know is making a return, at least for the VC-30 Shotgun as we understand so far. Other weapons may also have dual functionality but Guerrilla has not yet confirmed it.
Here’s more on the VC-30 Shotgun from the Killzone Armory:
Unlike its Killzone 3 predecessor, this shotgun has two barrels! Won’t that make the VC30 overpowered?
“The cool thing about shotguns is that their large shells allow for many different ammo types. In this case, the stacked double barrel is used to quickly switch between ammo types, which won’t make the weapon overpowered but does make it a lot more versatile.”
Stacked-barrel shotguns are usually break-action, single-shot weapons! Won’t such a mechanism make the VC30 underpowered?
“No, the VC30 actually has a classic pump-action reload mechanism. We’ve added two individual tube magazines placed next to each other under the stacked barrels, allowing for 8 shots from each magazine. These can be loaded with different ammo types if preferred. In a sense, the VC30 is two shotguns put together, making it a real Helghast weapon that favors quantity and firepower.”
Were there any real-life inspirations for the VC30’s design?
“In recent years many new designs for automatic shotguns have surfaced, redefining the concept of the shotgun in terms of looks and functionality. We’ve used some of those designs as inspiration, creating a mix of their best features and then pouring that mixture into a new Helghast weapon cast.”
Killzone Shadow Fall releases simultaneously with the launch of the PS4.