November 18, 2011 by Paul Curtin
After the recent disappointing news that Halo 4 isn’t being planned as a launch title for Microsoft’s next generation console, it’s likely that we won’t see the next Xbox until 2013. And while it’s also unlikely that we’ll see the PlayStation 4 in 2012, today comes news from the other side of the console war dealing with Sony’s big budget shooter franchise, Killzone.
In the latest issue of Edge, Guerrilla Games revealed that the bulk of its staff is working on “the next Killzone instalment” with Steven Ter Heide, senior producer on Killzone 2 and 3, stepping up as the game’s director. It’s also rumored that one major Sony-owned studio has already ceased PlayStation 3 development with its entire focus shifting to the console’s successor. The studio is also said to have been involved in the development process of the graphics technology adopted by Sony’s new hardware.
If you link the information above together, there’s a pretty good chance that we’ll at least be seeing some teasers for Killzone 4 within the next year in similar fashion to the infamous Killzone 2 trailers that blew everyone away back in 2006 teasing what the PlayStation 3 could be capable of. Killzone‘s main selling point has always been its visually stunning graphics that are some of the best in the industry, so hopefully Guerrilla isn’t planning on releasing anymore rehashed Killzones this generation and is focused on producing something that will justify spending another $600 on a new console in the coming years.