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Guerrilla has worked on new IP for 2.5 years

by William Schwartz

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Guerrilla Games, the studio behind the Killzone franchise, has just recently revealed that they have been working on a new IP for over two-and-a-half years.

The video, released by Sony two days after the PlayStation’s 4 launch in Japan, goes into detail about the team for Guerrilla Amsterdam studio. As managing director Herman Hulst explained, Guerilla Games was founded in 2000 and was a conglomerate of three studios: Orange Games, Digital Infinity and Lost Boys Games. The studio now encompasses slightly south of 200 people, and “of more than 35 nationalities.” The video goes into more detail about the studio, most notably how Guerrilla Games regards themselves as a “small studio” so as to maintain their ambition and “not become a factory”.

However, towards the end, Guerrilla Games dropped a huge bombshell. According to executive producer Angie Smets, “We are working on a new IP. We started that already two-and-a-half years ago. But unfortunately, we cannot share details of the new IP, so you’ll have to be a bit more patient on that.”

There had been rumblings beforehand of Guerrilla working on a new IP, with IGN reporting that Guerrilla, in addition to developing Killzone: Shadow Fall for the Play Station 4, was also working on a new IP. Eurogamer also reported that lead designer Eric Boltjes confirmed at EGX 2013 that Guerilla was working on a new IP after finishing up Shadow Fall.

“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.”

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