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Killzone Creator: Our Secret PS4 Game Is Really Awesome

Posted by Sammy Barker

Studio states the obvious

PlayStation 4 exclusive Killzone: Shadow Fall may have deployed less than six months ago, but Dutch developer Guerrilla Games is already starting to look to the future. In addition to fleshing out the first-person shooter with fresh modes and maps, the first-party outfit is also busy beavering away on a new intellectual property, which is widely believed to be a role-playing game. And speaking as part of an interview with, producer Poria Torkan has hinted that gamers have a lot to look forward to.

“It’s really awesome,” he told the site. “It's exciting times. If I even say one word, people will kill me." The studio recently recruited Fallout: New Vegas’ writer in order to pen the new intellectual property, which will apparently be very different to the Killzone series. It’ll also benefit from the organisation’s existing work on Sony’s next-gen system, which was made difficult due to the console changing during development. “The best metaphor for making a launch title is that it's like driving a race car while the car is still being built around you,” Torkan sighed.

There’s no word on when we’ll see Guerrilla Games’ next effort for real, though speculation suggests that it won’t be announced at E3 next month. Instead, the studio’s biding its time – and given its technical chops, it appears prepared to blow people away. “We had two-and-a-half years to figure out what we wanted to do with our engine and one-and-a-half years to figure out what we wanted to do with the hardware,” the employee beamed. “Imagine when comparably technically advanced studios get four or five years under their belts with the [PS4]. We'll get our chance.”


User Comments (14)



Scollurio said:

Considering how much I like Killzone, I'm sure this new project is going to be great! I'd love to know though, in what setting its put. Is it still something sci-fi or fantasy... what is it. Darn.



Punished_Boss_84 said:

Ha! I doubt it ATM. They may have recruited someone talented for the story, but nothing can detract from the Shadow Fall problems and to a lesser extent Killzone 3. They either need to fix all aspects that went wrong or head back to the Killzone 2 approach for their new IP.



Gamer83 said:

After the decent but ultimately disappointing Killzone: Shadow Fall, this had better be 'really awesome.'



Scollurio said:

@Gamer83 For my taste the awesome multiplayer and continued support for this game make more than up for the 7/10 singleplayer!



get2sammyb said:

I think Shadow Fall's multiplayer is very under-rated, too. I really, really like Guerrilla, but there's no denying that their games have pacing and narrative issues. Hopefully employing a good writer will solve the latter issue. I don't think there's any doubt that this will be a visual feast at the very least.



Gamer83 said:


Guerilla supports its games and cares about its fans. I'll give the studio that, it's a great trait that it has. Unfortunately I'm not much of a multiplayer guy.



ShogunRok said:

Moving to an RPG is interesting to say the least, and I really hope it's confirmed at E3.



Bad-MuthaAdebisi said:

Whatever they're making it will hopefuy have a decent story and it will look tastey too. Shadow fall was/is pretty good in my book. Alright the story sucks a little but that's the only thing I found wrong with it.



darkhairwarrior said:

Hopefully it isn't a FPS, I don't like Killzone that much, not because of the content but the delivery. The gameplay is solid, don't get me wrong, but it's just not that engaging to me. It feels like a heavy shooter that's trying to be Resistance 3 (which is actually fun) but is sticking to Call of Battlefield tactics like getting killed from like 5 bullets or taking cover almost 70% of the time. The alternative gameplay in the story mode is also uninteresting, like the akward Zero G levels and the sneaking missions where you're just running around. These guys are good but their FPS games aren't imo. Glad they're going in a new direction.



Savino said:

Oh bogus, I was hoping he would say that the game is totally crap!!

But I guess I can live with it!



RawWilson1 said:

KZSF is my go-to FPS on PS4. It's so fun! Can't wait to find out what Guerrilla Games new project is^-^



N711 said:

I think we ll See a trailer at E3. Hoping for 3rd person game



Reverend_Skeeve said:

Whatever they come up with, I want it. Killzone 3 kicked behinds on PS3 and was a technical masterpiece. KZ SFs campaign wasn't as good as 3s, but decent, and had some truly stunning set pieces (although in that regard I also loved KZ3.

If they get the narrative stuff up to scratch, this can only get better. But for they support they show their community and the technical brilliance of their games, I'd buy it anyway if the reviews would be at least half-decent.

Concerning multiplayer, Shadowfall is awesome and blows CoD out of the water easily, imo. Sadly, I suck at it gloriously but still enjoy the game a lot when I play it online, which really says all about how good the mode is.

Can't wait for the co-op expansion.

Although I don't think we'll see a (gameplay) trailer of their new game at E3...a teaser maybe, but more would honestly surprise me.

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