Guerrilla Games will be full steam ahead working on Horizon Forbidden West right now, but studios of this size usually have future plans bubbling away in the background. We've no doubt that work may have already begun on the developer's next title, and judging by a new job listing, it's possible it could go the route of live service.
A new post is currently advertising for the role of Project QA Lead, and it appears to be unrelated to Aloy's sophomore adventure. "Develop testing strategies and plans, and lead a QA team for an unannounced future project," the description reads, telling us that the studio is making plans for at least one new game.
What's most interesting is that Guerrilla wants to fill this senior position with someone familiar with GaaS, or Games as a Service. The team is recruiting somebody with "at least 3 years of experience in a Lead or supervisory role in games QA, ideally on an Online, GaaS or Live Services project". While that doesn't tell us a whole lot about this future game, it does suggest the Amsterdam studio will be exploring live service in some form with its next project.
This is as much information about the game as we have right now, so speculating on what it might be wouldn't get us very far. We do at least know that Sony has gone on the record to say it wants to improve its multiplayer offerings, so perhaps Guerrilla will re-enter this space. It does make some sense — the developer does have online multiplayer experience with its Killzone titles. We recall rumours of a multiplayer title floating around a while back.
We don't want to read too much into this, as it's only one job listing and plans may change. However, we wouldn't be at all surprised to see some GaaS elements popping up in Sony's future PS5 projects. Anyway, what do you think about this? Tell us in the comments section below.