You may want to scratch another potential PlayStation 4 announcement off your E3 2014 wall planner, as Guerrilla Games has seemingly stepped outside of the Los Angeles convention’s limelight. Speaking as part of an Ask Me Anything session on popular website Reddit, senior online producer Samrat Sharma explained that the firm won’t be showing its rumoured role-playing game just yet, primarily because it’s not ready.
“We are confident enough in the game, but it's not something that we can show and expect reasonable feedback,” he told rabid fans. “There is simply a lot of work that we need to do before we show it to our fans.” While the developer was eager to steer discussion away from the studio’s secret exclusive project, Sharma did hint that the release may boast an open world. “You'll have to wait for the next game's announcement to see what it does,” he said when asked about sandbox releases.
We’re going to assume that, much like Naughty Dog, the two team rumour that’s been attached to Guerrilla Games has been a little overblown. It’s more likely that the firm’s new franchise has been in pre-production for some years, and has just got into full-scale development following the completion of Killzone: Shadow Fall. Rumours from supposed industry "insiders" previously suggested that it’s on track for a late 2015 launch, which would tally with the information here.
Alas, with Media Molecule and Guerrilla Games both seemingly pulling out of this year’s big PlayStation press conference, at least that wishful E3 schedule is starting to look more and more ridiculous by the day. We suppose that these companies could be lying to us in order to maintain the element of surprise, but let’s be realistic here: only Twisted Metal creator David Jaffe is cunning enough to get away with that kind of tomfoolery.