We know Guerrilla Games is working on something, though it’s been shrouded in secrecy ever since Horizon Zero Dawn released back in 2017. However, a recently-discovered job listing may suggest that at least part of whatever the Sony-owned studio is working on will have a key multiplayer component.
The job listing is for work on an “unannounced title.” While the job itself is for a Java-focused role, it’s the job details that have gotten people talking.
Here are some key points in the listing:
It definitely looks like something Guerrilla has planned will involved multiplayer. Back in 2018, the developer hired some talent who worked on the multiplayer-centric Rainbow Six: Siege, hinting that Guerrilla was cooking up a multiplayer project. Those announcements came off the heels of a massive expansion. Rumors have also persisted that Guerrilla split into two teams, though that remains unconfirmed.
If Guerrilla is indeed beefing up for a multiplayer game, the question is now what kind of game it will be. It’s been presumed that the studio is working on a Horizon Zero Dawn sequel, though nothing has been officially announced yet. Could that have a multiplayer component to it? It seems unlikely, but anything’s possible. We haven’t seen a new Killzone game since Killzone: Shadow Fall launched with the PlayStation 4. A multiplayer-centric game from Guerrilla definitely screams Killzone, but maybe the studio would rather launch a new IP instead.
We likely won’t learn about this unannounced title for a while; there’s even a possibility this could be a PS5 title. First-party Sony games haven’t really dabbled in multiplayer, especially as of late, so this could be the first sign of a new push for Sony Interactive Entertainment.