Syphon Filter

Uncharted: Golden Abyss developer Sony Bend is working on a PlayStation 4 title, and a job listing uncovered by the ever observant may have shed a little light on what we can expect. During the platform holder’s next-gen launch event late last year, Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida admitted that the unannounced game will make you panic – and that prompted speculation that it may be plotting a new entry in its stealth series Syphon Filter.

Incredibly, as already alluded, an employment advertisement may actually support that thought, as the studio is searching for a Senior Artificial Intelligence Programmer to join its ranks. That may sound straightforward on the surface, but the company is looking for someone capable of constructing complex human behaviours – the kind of routines that are essential to an espionage escapade. Responsibilities will include the development of “state-of-the-art AI systems and behaviours, including path-finding, behaviour execution, and autonomous decision making”.

The job posting also cites next-gen experience as a bonus, which perhaps reinforces speculation that it’s making a return to Gabe Logan’s shadowy undercover universe. Rumours regarding a new entry in the Syphon Filter franchise have been rife for years, though fellow first-party outfit London Studio was connected to the sequel at one point in time. Are you ready to run like you’ve got ants in your pants? Sneak up on us in the comments section below.

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