Sony Interactive Entertainment (which is openly Americanizing by this point – the moves/results they achieve in Japan hint at it, too) has silently got rid of the Helghast.
Once upon a time, there was a PlayStation 4. (And sometimes, there wasn’t, due to a lack of stocks when it launched in late 2013.) One of its launch titles included Killzone: Shadow Fall. (There was also Killzone Mercenary on the PlayStation Vita a few months before it, but the Vita is fully dead, and Sony has killed almost all PlayStation 4 models’ production in Japan, except for the 500 GB Jet Black Slim model.)
Since then, a console generation has passed, and Guerrilla Games has not worked on the IP that they started on the PS2 whatsoever. Instead, they created a new IP (Horizon – Horizon Zero Dawn has already launched, and the sequel, Horizon Forbidden West, is in development for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4). Sony seems to have made the move, VGC reports.
Here’s what Killzone’s official website reads: „Killzone.com Has Retired. Dear Killzone.com visitor, the official website for the Killzone franchise has retired. Going forward, visitors to Killzone.com will be directed to PlayStation.com. While this change doesn’t affect the online multiplayer modes, player statistics or ranking data for Killzone Mercenary and Killzone Shadow Fall, it is now no longer possible to create or manage clans in Killzone Shadow Fall. We apologize for this inconvenience. Thank you to Killzone.com’s many fans and visitors throughout the years for their enthusiasm and support. Sincerely, Guerrilla.”
So if you were hoping for a new Killzone, prepare to be disappointed, unless Guerrilla hands the reins over to another studio (for example, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time was made by Toys For Bob and not Naughty Dog). And seeing how Hermen Hulst is now the head of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios (he previously led Guerrilla), the continuation depends on him.
Don’t bet on it, though.
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