Killzone 4 on PS4 in 2013?

Source says Guerrilla Games working on next entry in shooter series to launch on PlayStation 4 later this year.

Killzone 4 is in development at Guerrilla Games and will launch in 2013 on the PlayStation 4, an unnamed industry source has told Videogamer.

The game could be revealed as early as later this month during Sony's PlayStation Meeting event in New York City, where the PS4 itself is rumored to be revealed.

The latest Killzone title was Killzone: Mercenary, which shipped in September for the PlayStation Vita. The most recent core entry in the series was Killzone 3, which Guerrilla Games developed for the PlayStation 3 and launched in February 2011.

Guerrilla Games has long been rumored to be at work on Killzone 4. A report from November 2011 said Killzone 2 and Killzone 3 senior producer Steven Ter Heide will serve as game director on the new title. It is not clear if this is still the case.

The Dutch developer was not immediately available for comment.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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196 comments
samueljeon
samueljeon

is it killzone 4 or killzone shadow fall?

SixTwoOne
SixTwoOne

Kevin is good, but I have to shake my head at a review like this... for any of you that have been on Gamespot a while how many times have we heard..."another run of the mill shooter... no backstory."?!?  Now "story cutsceans keep interrupting action."

Devils-DIVISION
Devils-DIVISION

These games are visually stunning! I really wish I had more interest in FPS's. But I just may pick this up for my PS4 in the near future.

Sam-os_IMP
Sam-os_IMP

This series is the biggest letdown ever..

Rheinmetal
Rheinmetal

I think the core audience that follows Sony isn't much into first person shooters. This is more an Xbox department I would say.

UnifiedGamer
UnifiedGamer

Not a bad launch title, good on ya sony, just have Guerilla not make some bs ending where you somehow manage to wipe out an entire planet in the span of 15mins like in KZ3

jramosx
jramosx

why did everyone hate kz3's ending?  i guess it wasn't "great" (i can't remember it) but i enjoyed 2 and 3 quite a bit.  i never got into the 1st one back in the day and i actually bought the god of war saga rather than kz trilogy but i would love to play through them again as a refresher.

side note: i know i'm late but i just finished god of war 1 and sweet jesus was that not the hardest final battle ever?  stupid kratos clones!  i played on hard and refused to change the difficulty.  it took me 3 weeks.  i refused to play it for 2 of those weeks because i was so mad so today was a good day for me as a gamer.

Johny_47
Johny_47

I started playing Killzone at number 2 and I like it quite alot. That 2005 E3 trailer caught my attention and even though the actual game didn't look quite as... crisp it did come so close so I wonder if Killzone 4 will look even better than that trailer AND have destructible environments and so on, can't wait to see that.

Jawehawk-DK
Jawehawk-DK

Just hope they keep all the great things from KZ2, and completely disregard the crap that was KZ3. And would it kill them to write a dicent story and dialogue for once?

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

When I fall asleep playing a game (like I did when I played Heavy Rain & Killzone 3), I tend to stay away from the franchise.

Sorry Sony - I'm out for PS4.

Jake518
Jake518

I hope it has a better story than Killzone 3.

N-bellic
N-bellic

Am I the only one who was not impressed by the visuals in KZ3? I was expecting a technical masterclass, however all I saw was drab, lifeless visuals combined with a boring story and unlikeable characters.

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

Didn't like the mechanics of 2 & 3 all that much but it has an interesting style that's for sure & be nice to see a conclusion to that terrible ending.

sunyatanada76
sunyatanada76

Killzone belongs on cell phones and tablets,  Dont like this franchise at all

raweewat
raweewat

I still don't quite fully comprehend the WTF moment that is Killzone 3's ending.

RFT-23
RFT-23

I think  Killzone has one of the best looking graphics a game can have in a console. Importantly, the 'feel' that you experience while moving and shooting is the thing that sets this game apart from other FPS. There is this feel of 'weight' of the weapons that you are holding. Killzone 3 slightly deviated from that experience but it was still there. So hoping that Guerilla keeps this tradition for the next title.

Trickymaster
Trickymaster

If that's the case Wii U is dead this E3. All eyes will be on PS4.

salvucci91
salvucci91

I don't have that much of a hard time believing this, since Geurilla sold their souls and apparently feel the need to churn these things out like everyone else. Killzone 3 came a little too early, and was a little faster paced, or basically the CoD Killzone. Wealth > Passion is becoming the norm of this industry. Where will we be in 5 years?

Naylord
Naylord

Meh... Playstation is my favourite console but I still believe this is a mediocre series at best.

TimDigit
TimDigit

hmmm Killzone 4 in 2013 no I do not believe....Killzone 4 resistance 4 on the PS4 in 2014; I believe and even sounds like a great ad campaign... :)

gMemo92
gMemo92

I am so excited about Killzone .. the Killzone series has never disappointed me through out this gen and had the best realistic graphics. I can imagine what i will be on a PS4. I will be surely buying it when it comes out along with the Playstation 4.

sohio
sohio

For those who don't know too much about Killzone, 

1. Best shooting mechanics and "feel" of any FPS I've played in 20+ years of playing these games; the best comparison I could give would be Goldeneye for us old farts.

2. The multiplayer lacks the bells and whistles of the COD games, which is a shame. Oddly enough, KZ2 was much more polished and had more options than KZ3, which almost felt like a beta at times. Also, GG seemed to just give up on the game after about 6 months. 

IF KZ4 can include custom lobbys, perks, and/or way more customization while keeping the same mechanics intact, you'll have the best FPS of the next generation, right out of the gate. (At least until KZ5!) 

chiefgul
chiefgul

Having finished Killzone2 and 3, i believe Guerilla should probably take the experience of this franchise (i think killzone has the best feel/sense shooting mechanics) and make a new IP with better/more interesting characters.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I thought Guerilla was working on a new IP. What happened to that?

wgerardi
wgerardi

The Killzone series is so awful. Beautiful... but awful. 

Must admit I'm excited to see how KZ4 looks.

blueboxdoctor
blueboxdoctor

While this is nice and all, it's worth noting how gamespot continues to ignore/care about the Vita, as the game definitely did not come out last September as the writer implies.  Still, it'll be interesting to see what they do with KZ4, if it is in fact a launch title and if they show it later this month.

kratos-lll
kratos-lll

This should be amazing! KZ3's ending was a huge cliff hanger!

GrayF0X786
GrayF0X786

day 1!!!! please explain the horrible ending of KZ3 though

Zoomer30
Zoomer30

Hard to fathom how fast the next gen is ramping up, I'm in no hurry to get one right at launch, but i could always use a shiny new toy :) And with the rumor that the PS4 will have a NFC antenna on it, all the better, you could buy stuff from from PSN without having to have your credit card information on your account (just have Google Wallet and a tablet)

power-fantastic
power-fantastic

Man...If this is true then I'll be in line for day one of the release. I was personally partial to K2 more so than K3, so Im praying for at least 16v16 (or more) on huge maps and please bring back spawn grenades (made K2 so unique along with the sabs and the invisible snipers). Great effin news indeed...

JLCrogue
JLCrogue

Awesome! Killzone is my favorite exclusive series for Playstation and Killzone 4 alone might just make the PS4 worth buying for me.

MGSKojima
MGSKojima

I just got back into Killzone after a few years, forgot how awesome it is. Killzone really knows how to make you feel like you are in a warzone. I'm ready for 4 because I know it will look insane and play great too.

ulgk
ulgk

I need a Killzone 4 for PC! I don't own a PS3 anymore.

garysingh34
garysingh34

@Sam-os_IMP I agree the story is pants but the visuals and gameplay has been ok would you not say?

TTDog
TTDog

@RheinmetalI disagree... much of the hatred towards the genre when the PS2 was king was that the PS2 wasn't capable of running a decent FPS... even though Sony were desperate to cash in on the market, hence the massive push they gave the first Killzone.

When the PS3 was launched we've seen Sony keep pushing, 3 Resistance titles, 2 more Killzones, buying the exclusivity for Haze... COD and Battlefield games sell just as well on the PS3 so I'd say the market is more than there. 

The whole Xbox FPS myth was born purely because the PS2 couldn't run a half decent FPS so all the fanboys raged against them.

Devils-DIVISION
Devils-DIVISION

@Rheinmetal 

I would agree. I do like 'em for variety sakes - and the KZ's are quality games - but I avoid FPS's in general.

That said, my favourite game of all time is Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

ChiefReaver
ChiefReaver

@Rheinmetal Sony's core "audience" doesn't really like anything apparently. They only game they market worth a damn is Uncharted. And that's the only one that sells multi-millions

aryeec
aryeec

@jramosx It's tradition! The ending in every 3rd game in a series has to have a bad ending!!!!!

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@TimDigit If there is another Resistance, my guess is it would be some kind of prequel or spin-off rather than a true sequel.

Resistance 3's ending was disappointing but very final, and closes off all the loose ends, so I can't see how they would find a way to continue it after that. Sort of like X-Men: The Last Stand. 

emptycow
emptycow

@TimDigit killzone is a system seller sony is not stupid like nintendo i can see killzone 4 being a day one game or a killzone game coming out in the first 3 months of the ps4 life

Black_Knight_99
Black_Knight_99

@sohio I really like killzone 2 and 3!!! I agree with you because cod is the some old sh** and its old killzone is different feels different plays different!!! the grahics are really good!!!

emptycow
emptycow

@power-fantastic yea its odd i think killzone 2 looked better then kill zone 3  and the weapons were better

gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

@ulgk Well sadly for us it always was a Sony exclusive.Anyways,I hated the first one but I tried the sequel on my cousin's PS3 and felt that it was pretty good.Sony's got some pretty sweet exclusives unlike MS who are still stuck with HALO and GOW.

horizonwriter
horizonwriter

@ChiefReaver @Rheinmetal Um, have you not played or even looked at the sales figures for the God of War series?  Does  Thatgamecompany ring a bell?  Journey was a huge success, especially for a downloadable game.  There's also Ratchet and Clank, Sly Cooper, the Infamous series, Demons Souls and MGS4 (the latter two weren't first party but were exclusives).

spammehardo
spammehardo

@ChiefReaver @Rheinmetal Your right. Sony doesn't really have a core audience like xbox's cod/gow/mountiandew bunch has. Ps3 has much better variety of games and genres.

Unit1219
Unit1219

@spammehardo @ChiefReaver @Rheinmetal

Every Sony exclusive I saw and played, with the exception of the Killzone franchise, were third person action adventure games. I did not see any variety in the PS3's exclusives and as a result sold my PS3. It was just out of personal preference, I do not hate Sony by any stretch of the imagination. 

Before you make a snappy comeback here is a list of all the third person action game exclusives:

Uncharted, INfamous, God of war, Starhawk, Little Big Planet and the upcoming Last of Us. There are others, but their names escape me at this time...