The growth of Sony's Worldwide Studios resulted in a new blockbuster release for almost every month of the year; a feat that was always going to be difficult to replicate in 2012.

But while 2012 might not live up to its predecessor in terms of pure content quantity, we're certain Sony's still got a surprise or two stashed behind closed doors.

British magazine, Play, reckons it knows exactly what's hidden behind lock-and-key, as its claimed that announcements for both Syphon Filter 4 and God Of War IV are imminent. It's not the first time we've heard rumours about either sequel.

According to Play magazine, development of Syphon Filter 4 is being handled by Sony Studio London, rather than franchise creator Sony Bend. It fits in with rumours we've previously heard — but it's unclear whether Play magazine's privy to new information, or simply publishing old hearsay.

It goes without saying that we'd be down for a new Syphon Filter and God Of War in 2012.