New IP from Killzone dev is "completely different"

Guerrilla Games lead designer Eric Boltjes says studio has begun work on all-new, non-Killzone title; "As a studio, we do want to branch out."

Killzone series developer Guerrilla Games has begun development on an all-new intellectual property that is "completely different" than the sci-fi shooter series that the Sony-owned studio has become known for.

"As a studio we do want to branch out, and we have started work on a new IP, something completely different to Killzone," lead designer Eric Boltjes told Eurogamer. "I don't want to say anything about it right now, but as a studio we do want to keep it fresh."

Guerrilla Games managing director Hermen Hulst originally revealed that the Netherlands-based studio was working on a new franchise during GDC Europe 2010. No details about the game have been announced to date.

A new franchise from Guerrilla Games has been a long time coming. The developer has not released a non-Killzone game since 2004's Shellshock: Nam '67, the studio's very first game.

The next title from Guerrilla Games in PlayStation 4 launch game Killzone: Shadow Fall, which will be available on disc and as a 50GB download. For more on that game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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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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Hurvl
Hurvl

"New IP from Killzone dev is 'completely different'" Oh, so their new game is actually new? Groundbreaking!

Bleak5170
Bleak5170

Okay we already knew Guerrilla was working on a new IP three years ago. So basically the news is that we still don't know what it is?

    Slow news day Gamespot?

Incubus420
Incubus420

This is great news for anyone that will be buying a PS4.  You at-least know that there are other titles not mentioned to look forward to from quality Devs. 

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

All fanboy warring aside, who wants to play a 50gb shooter? That's too much. Either its way longer than it needs to be, or they put some super high res textures in there.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

Gonna be honest with you. I've owned Killzone 1 - 3 for a while and I finally played Killzone 1  HD yesterday (haven't gotten to the others) - even for the time it came out it was horrible. The AI is dreadful and will literally stand 5 feet in front of you without shooting you, not to mention that when they do they are completely OP.

Unless the game has improved 400% since Killzone 1, anyone who says Killzone is remotely better than Halo - I pity you.

AzureBonds76
AzureBonds76

For all those people that were dissapointed by MS's push to an "all digital" format here's some news for ya.. a 50 GB download with a 5 mb connection (i believe the average gamer connects at about this speed) will take over 100 hours.. I might be wrong; being that I am on my console I can't page back to numion to check but feel free but it's in the ball park.

Being that FPS in general are large in GB size but not the largest (think GTA 5 or Mass Effect 3), can you imagine trying to digitally download Mass Effect 4 and having to wait let's say.. 200 hours past it's release date to play it before it finishes downloading. I knew this months ago when I heard all the bull shit but wasn't sure how big the next gen games would be. Now that we have proof on how big games will probably be how in the name of hell is MS going to be able to stream games via the cloud ?

Also guys get ready for some long downloads for DLC for the PS4 and Xbone.

dashboardman
dashboardman

I heard that the new IP is called Killzone Crapfall...

bu3aDeL_Maz
bu3aDeL_Maz

so basically they are 100% complete with Killzone 4 so they started their 2014 project today just to kill time

dashboardman
dashboardman

Fresh news!!! I just received a phone call from a source saying that Killzone mercenary is ported in ps3 and then it will get a remastered version for ps4 with fewer levels to play and even more shitty graphics than psvita! Could this be real? Judging from Sony I would say…HELL YEA!

 

PETERAKO
PETERAKO

Im wishing for either a genuine mech sim, a space sim or a vehicular combat game.

wdma
wdma

Sony's 1st party devs are the best and thats why am getting PS4

dashboardman
dashboardman

This new IP will probably be a direct port of Killzone mercenary !

Godokuno_Dan
Godokuno_Dan

Hopefully they will get the license rights to Robotech and make a TitanFall rip-off so good thry can crap down Mico$ofts throat.  I grew up in the 1980s. I look at Tiatan Fall and say, "Man , what's the use of giant robots if they don't transform into vehicles"?

myungish
myungish

More PS exclusives is never a bad news.  Best of luck to you guys and I hope it turns out great.

dashboardman
dashboardman

That "new" IP should be a launch title for PS4 instead of Shadofall but as we all know killzone shadowfall is actually a ps3 port....busted....again!

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@Grenadeh seems like a complete non-issue if you just buy a physical copy instead of downloading it.

"oh no, a game has too much content and/or the models and textures have too much detail"

Incubus420
Incubus420

@Grenadeh I would suggest you try Killzone 2 on PS3 before you really judge this game.  Nothing will compare to Halo in the shooter lure, but KZ2 and 3 were damn good attempts. 

walmongerer
walmongerer

@Grenadeh I've played all the Killzone games, inc Mercenary and I believe you are about to pity me. 

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@AzureBonds76 I don't think you know math. Unless you literally mean a 5 megabaud connection in which case yea it's going to take you forever. 5mb a second it would take you maybe 2 hours at most.

walmongerer
walmongerer

@dashboardman It's nothing to do with Killzone. It says that in the title. It states 'completely different' which means nothing to do with Killzone. Are you with it now?

dashboardman
dashboardman

In this new sequel to Shadowfall crap falls from the sky and people get plunged into giant turds...Killzone CRAPFALL coming in 2015 only for PScrap...I meant PS4!

dashboardman
dashboardman

@bu3aDeL_Maz 

Killzone ShadowFall is a ps3 port. The title is called Shadow-Fall meaning that the shadow of PS3 falls upon the ps4...got it? 

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@wdma Says a sony kid who either a) Hasn't actually played sony games or b) is hopelessly retarded. I've played the sony exclusives, they are very underwhelming.

krystyla
krystyla

@wdma nintendos first party devs are still the best, even though they ruined many of my childhood favourite franchises

jonmar
jonmar

@dashboardman A title you didn't even know existed until guys owned you and your "KZSF is a PS3 port" argument.

Deadlysyns87
Deadlysyns87

@dashboardman haha look at this dude. I love you man 

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@Godokuno_Dan Please no robotech is terrible.
 Battletech or gtfo.

jonmar
jonmar

@Godokuno_Dan Dude yes! Robotech FTW. I would love a decent Robotech game where I can pilot my VF-1 Veritech that transforms into a giant robot with a huge cannon.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Spartan_418 @Grenadeh It's either that or complaining about how short and low-res and ugly the game looks. There's always something to complain about.

streamline
streamline

Dang it. So you are saying that it got only 399% better?

AzureBonds76
AzureBonds76

@Grenadeh @AzureBonds76 

Before you type you should do some research. A 5 mb connection does not download at 5 megabytes per second. more like .5 megabytes per second. Since you probably aren't paying for your internet (your parents most likely) you probably wouldn't know this. MB in terms of internet speed for downloading is Mega Bit not Mega Byte.

Godokuno_Dan
Godokuno_Dan

@dashboardman @bu3aDeL_Maz Breaking News!!! Xbone doesnt have an exclusive shooter at Launch!!!!! Friendless virgins are resorting to trolling PS4's FPS launch exclusive!!! 

dashboardman
dashboardman

@Deadlysyns87 

Yea you better do that...cause i speak my mind without caring about the real trolls around here!

dashboardman
dashboardman

@Deadlysyns87 @dashboardman 

Think about it...Killzone 3 was released back in February 25 2011...which means that it was finished by december 2012. Three years later killzone Shadowfall appears as a ps4 launch title....its a port that was meant to be released for ps3...it's obvious.

DaRq_MiNoS
DaRq_MiNoS

@Deadlysyns87 @dashboardman Yeah lol.  It's only the best looking next gen launch game.  1080/60 except for death animations where there's a slight fps dip.  And the detail and lighting far surpasses Forza (X1's only 1080/60).

walmongerer
walmongerer

@krystyla I hate CoD but to be fair, there will be more people with a PS4 than Xbox. I mean, there really is no reason to get an Xbox. PS4 does everything that Xbox does, and sounds like it does it better. It's cheaper. Sleeker. Sexier. Cooler. The name even makes sense. It's like Microsoft forgot that they had already made 2 consoles before this. Wait, no, that;s not until they release this one that they'll forget about all other consoles. 

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@Godokuno_Dan @krystyla No. They pissed off a really small portion of ignorant hipster pieces of shit who are too close minded to even consider what the possibilities could have been.

dashboardman
dashboardman

@Godokuno_Dan @krystyla 

What microsoft tried to do was to bring the future a little bit closer to the present but you reacted as an ape that sees fire for the first time. Whether you like it or not the future is DIGITAL ONLY!

Godokuno_Dan
Godokuno_Dan

@krystyla Microsoft pissed off the entire gaming public with their DRM policies. Don't try to label everyone that hates Microsoft  a PS4 troll.  Most of those people are former 360 fans.

krystyla
krystyla

@Godokuno_Dan @dashboardman @bu3aDeL_Maz That is a weird comment considering the sheer amount of ps4 trolls coming to x1 articles and more CoD preorders on ps4 than x1

WheelerJared
WheelerJared

@dashboardman You're either trolling really hard or are just completely idiotic. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say you just want to troll people to start arguments like this.

Deadlysyns87
Deadlysyns87

@dashboardman @Deadlysyns87 it was the first game built for Vita it used the new touch pad feature as well as the touch screen you would be surprised how long it would take to develop for a new console 

dashboardman
dashboardman

@Deadlysyns87 @dashboardman 

Yea nowadays FPS titles take a lot of time to finish. A short campaign and a multiplayer mode that has been the same for ages...takes a lot of time to built!

dashboardman
dashboardman

@DaRq_MiNoS @WheelerJared @dashboardman 

Anyone who posts an opposing point of view (from your own) is an xbot...how low life can you be...

DaRq_MiNoS
DaRq_MiNoS

@WheelerJared @dashboardman Exactly.  May as well stop feeding him.  He's just an Xbot in here trying to start crap.  Obviously jealous that the game looks better than any Xbox One launch game.

dashboardman
dashboardman

@WheelerJared @dashboardman 

I never said that...that is your opinion...

My comments has to do specifically with shadowfall.

Deadlysyns87
Deadlysyns87

@dashboardman I GAVE YOU THE FACT ITS NOT. Killzone Mercenary if you played the game you would realize that it took a long time to make and therefore Shadowfall could in no way be a port

DaRq_MiNoS
DaRq_MiNoS

@dashboardman You are the Xbot fanboy.  They began work on PS4 in 2008.  You think that they began thinking about launch games only a year ago?

dashboardman
dashboardman

@Deadlysyns87 @dashboardman @DaRq_MiNoS 

You want to talk about asses...take a good look in the mirror...after you purchase shadowfall!

dashboardman
dashboardman

@DaRq_MiNoS @dashboardman 

In fact I gave you tons of clues but you simply deny them...because you are foolish fanboys...we are not talking about simple clues we are talking about FACTS...good luck with your ps3 port game.

DaRq_MiNoS
DaRq_MiNoS

@dashboardman @DaRq_MiNoS haha, I'm a member of Mensa.  Even if they are 3 years out, you don't think Shuhei Yoshida doesn't tell them to dev the game on PC and then port to PS4 when ready?  You don't think they were planning ahead?  Look at the physics in the game.  There is no way this was intended for PS3.  You're just clueless. 

Deadlysyns87
Deadlysyns87

@DaRq_MiNoS @dashboardman he forgot about Killzone Mercenary. They worked on other things between KZ 3 and KZ SF sure only Mercenary but it was awesome 

dashboardman
dashboardman

Just like I thought no arguments at all...

dashboardman
dashboardman

@DaRq_MiNoS @dashboardman 

I use FACTS to prove my point...I'm waiting for a counter argument backed up by FACTS...if you don't have one then leave.

dashboardman
dashboardman

@DaRq_MiNoS @dashboardman 

Of course not. People need a motive in order to buy the ps4...shadowfall is promoted as a ps4 next-gen exclusive FPS...and a new bundle is revealed for the UK. They try to make this work as a system seller but that's an epic fail. It's a simple port. They desperately want players to move from ps3 to ps4.

dashboardman
dashboardman

@DaRq_MiNoS @dashboardman 

I'm just stating a few FACTS...the game is polished in terms of graphics and you got tricked...don't be foolish just look at the dates...