We’ve known about the Guerrilla Games new IP for many years now, but last we heard about it in August was from Steven ter Heide, Game Director on Killzone: Shadow Fall, who said the IP “will be a while.”
Well, as some of the staff members at Guerrilla have finished with their work on Shadow Fall, they’ll be moving onto other games, as Eric Boltjes, Lead Designer, told Eurogamer:
I can be true about it, yes. That’s definitely what’s happening right now. I can’t tell you what we’re thinking of but yes.
As a studio we do want to branch out, and we have started work on a new IP, something completely different to Killzone. I don’t want to say anything about it right now, but as a studio we do want to keep it fresh.
Boltjes continued by talking about how starting work on a new game 3 – 4 months before their latest game ships is usually what happens, with the designers sitting down and thinking about what’s next, as he explained:
That happened then [with Killzone 3 to Shadow Fall] as well. So, about three years ago we went into that phase. The really tricky part about that phase is not trying to do too much. You have a room full of people and they all have a different idea of what they want to change about the game. They can’t do everything, especially if you only have two-and-a-half years to build it.
So it’s streamlining that process of what we want to do to this is what we’re actually going to do. That’s the tricky part.
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