Guerrilla Games' New IP Has Been In The Works For More Than 2 Years

by Jeff Cork on Feb 25, 2014 at 04:48 AM

Guerrilla Games has grown to be synonymous for the Killzone franchise, but that doesn't mean that the Amsterdam studio still isn't interested in branching out. A new video created for Japan's PS4 launch has the vaguest of vague teases about their next IP.

The clip is mostly a shout-out to fans, but executive producer Angie Smets does mention that the company's next IP has been in development for about two-and-a-half years. And that's it.

The info jibes with comments that Guerrilla Games' managing director Herman Hulst made during a keynote at GDC Europe back in 2010. There, he said that Sony had commissioned the studio to make anything they wanted.

[Source: Sony Japan via Polygon]


Our Take
I've spent a little time with members of the Killzone team, and it's clear that they are passionate about their work. At the same time, it's understandable that working on sequel after sequel might become stifling – no matter how good those games might be. It's good to see that Sony had the foresight to recognize the talent they had, and also had the confidence in Guerrilla to let them work on something new (and potentially risky). I'm definitely excited to learn more about this new IP.