Sony's Killzone Vita Studio Hiring for New Project in "High Profile" Franchise

Is Guerrilla Cambridge working on another Killzone game while Guerrilla Games is focused on its new IP?

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Guerrilla Cambridge, a branch of Killzone studio Guerrilla Games, may have revealed the nature of its upcoming project, as a listing for a job at the studio states that the new hire will get to work on a major existing franchise.

The job listing for this audio programmer position (discovered by NeoGAF) states the individual will contribute to "forthcoming projects in a high profile, multi-million selling franchise." No other information is provided that could identify what franchise this is, but given the studio's history, Killzone is the most obvious candidate.

The job posting in question. Click for full size

The Sony-owned Guerrilla Games has long been the developer responsible for the Killzone series. The studio doing the hiring--Guerrilla's UK branch, Guerrilla Cambridge--most recently developed Vita game Killzone: Mercenary (pictured above). Prior to assuming the Guerrilla name, the studio was known as SCE Cambridge Studio and was responsible for the MediEvil games, as well as the disappointing 24: The Game for PlayStation 2.

Given its well-regarded work on Mercenary, it seems possible that Cambridge could be working on another Killzone game. Along with two other first-party Sony studios, the developer suffered layoffs earlier this year.

We know that Guerrilla Games, coming off of PlayStation 4 launch game Killzone: Shadow Fall, is at work on a new IP that it's been talking about for years. This new game will be "completely different" from Killzone; producer Poria Torkan teased in May that it is "really awesome," but wouldn't elaborate further. Whatever this new project is, it wasn't seen at E3 because there remains "a lot of work" to be done.

What are you hoping that Cambridge has in the works--another Killzone, or a game in a different franchise? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Discussion

14 comments
kaboochimonky
kaboochimonky

Soooo Sony might have a game worth playing in like 2 years... good to know.

thirdson1812
thirdson1812

Sony shouldn't rely on killzone to be their main flagship/standout FPS for their consoles. They should bring another FPS series like resistance or a new one to compete with halo.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

Hey, I really enjoyed the 24 game on PS2. I mean it was no masterpiece, but at least it was functional, a quality not all tie-ins share.

Sounds like Cambridge might be taking over primary development on Killzone while Amsterdam moves on to this new project.

pnova
pnova

I hope they working on Killzone 4

daviz88
daviz88

good, or though shadow fall was great i think its best to live it for some time

and hope this new IP isn't another FPS 

AzureBonds76
AzureBonds76

Looking forward to seeing what it is. Recently made the switch from Xbox to PS4 and enjoyed Killzone SF. Actually right now I am running thru the game again to get the collectibles.

cboye18
cboye18

Well I hope the new IP is not another FPS.....

guydude3412
guydude3412

Be for vita! We need new games other than Indies and Jrpgs