Guerrilla’s New IP Won’t Be Revealed At E3 2014
Developer Guerrilla Games, developer of Killzone: Shadow Fall, is currently working on a new IP, which is thought to be an open-world venture. Unfortunately, the upcoming title won’t be shown off at this year’s E3, which is next week, for those who haven’t marked their calendars excitedly.
News of a new IP from the studio were first heard back in September. However, not much was known about the game. The rumors spreading around the new IP pointed towards an open-world RPG of some kind. If that’s the case, it would be an unusual turn for the developer, who is known for their Sci-Fi first-person shooters.
On a recent Reddit AMA, Senior Online Producer Samrat Sharma responded to a question regarding the new IP and the development team being ready to move onto it. Sharma replied:
I think the universe has a lot of potential, between the war torn earlier Killzones, the more spy like Shadow Fall, the time jumps in Mercenary, and everything in between. I think our next IP is a reaction to s not wanting to be just the Killzone studio anymore, but I think it will always be a universe we have high regard for and can mine for interesting stories to tell.
Sharma was then asked whether he the team would be working on more open titles, to which he replied:
Open games are a very different beast, and an unprepared team can spend loads of people and money making content for an open game (I used to work for Ubisoft, so I know the pitfalls to avoid).
Thankfully, we have an ever curious technical team that is not resting on its laurels and investigating new frontiers that help us push our content in new an interesting directions. As for open, specifically, you’ll have to wait for the next game’s announcement to see what it does.
Guerrilla definitely has to be thinking about making a move towards a more open experience. However, a lot of developers seem to be making that move. Open-world is the wave of the future, kids.
Finally, Sharma was asked whether fans will see the new IP at E3 2014 next week. Sharma concluded:
No, we won’t be showing it right now. Simple reason: we are confident enough in the game, but it’s not something we can show and expect reasonable feedback. There is simply a lot of work that we need to do before we show it to our fans.
What do you hope to see from Guerrilla’s new IP?