Killzone studio Guerrilla Games is in the process of recruiting staff for a brand new, unannounced IP, the developer has confirmed. The placement adverts call for applicants experienced with microtransation models and strong social element implementation experience.
When asked about the recruitment drive for a new IP, Guerrilla Games lead developer Eric Boltjes confirmed the reports, saying:
I can be true about it, yes. That’s definitely what’s happening right now. I can’t tell you what we’re thinking of but yes.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.
Despite reasonable reviews for the latest instalment of Killzone, PS4 exclusive Shadow Fall, many gamers have voiced their disappointment with the title, although sales have been extremely healthy, thanks to the fact that it launched as one the console's biggest day one titles.
This new project seems to be quite different to the first person shooter genre the studio is best known for, however, with the social and microtransaction requirements perhaps suggesting a free-to-play title or something in a whole new genre. With E3 fast approaching, there's a possibility the studio might unveil its plans during Sony's pre-show conference, but that'll very much depend on how far along development is by the time the show rolls around.