Guerrilla Games has said that it’s too early to discuss a new Killzone game following the success of its latest IP, Horizon: Zero Dawn on PlayStation 4.
Speaking during an interview with the Academy of Interactive Arts & Science, the studio’s managing director, Herman Hulst, acknowledged the popularity of the first-person franchise, although wasn’t able to provide any updates on the future of the brand at this point.
“I get asked that question a lot through Twitter and other social media channels,” said Hulst. “It’s really heartwarming to hear that there’s such a strong appetite from the loyal Killzone fanbase. It’s a franchise and universe that we still love with a passion at Guerrilla. It hasn’t been easy doing something so completely different.”
“Whether or not we’ve put a permanent period behind the series, it’s too early to make announcements on that. All I can say is that we’ve always loved the Killzone universe and the Killzone series, and we still do. We share that passion for the game with a lot of our fans.”
The original Killzone was released for the PlayStation 2 in the mid-2000s, and was followed by three major console outings: Killzone 2 (2009), Killzone 3 (2011), and Killzone: Shadow Fall (2013). Fans also got to tuck into two portable entries in the shape of Killzone: Liberation and Killzone Mercenary for PSP and PS Vita, respectively.
Following the completion of Shadow Fall however, the Amsterdam-based studio branched out into action-RPG territory with its new IP, Horizon, which released to critical and commercial success on PS4 earlier this year. The game will also receive a major expansion later this year, titled The Frozen Wilds.
Given Horizon’s success, there’s every chance that Guerrilla will be focusing on the new gaming franchise for the foreseeable future. In fact, the developer has already admitted that it has been toying with ideas for Horizon 2.