Since before the beginning of time, Dutch developer Guerrilla Games has been rumoured to be working on an open world role-playing game for the PlayStation 4 – and now a new hire at the company has put that speculation into overdrive. The first-party studio has snapped up Fallout: New Vegas’ lead writer John Gonzalez, suggesting that the company really is aiming to explore a new genre with its second next generation project.
According to the abovementioned veteran’s Linked In profile, the recruit’s specialities include “narrative design, dialogue systems, creative writing, documentation, [and] voice direction”. So basically, this guy is good at everything that his employer historically has a hard time with. “My focus is storytelling for open world RPGs,” his online resume continues. Sounds like a perfect fit for the rumours, huh?
Gonzalez was only employed in September, so the studio’s next title may still be some way off. Still, we don’t think that the company would hire a writer with such specific credentials if it wasn’t working on some kind of open world RPG. Assuming that the company can finally nail a decent narrative, this could end up being spectacular. The art direction in Killzone has always been incredible – and we can’t wait to see what the developer does with a different setting.