What title is Guerilla Games working on?
News that Guerilla Games have hired Rainbow Six Siege veterans has inspired a lot of speculation, but what are the Horizon: Zero Dawn developers really working on?
A lot of intrigue surrounds the current goings-on at Guerilla Games. In July of this year, CEO Hermen Hulst told Dutch newspaper Het Parool that the games developer would be scaling up and moving to a new office and hoping to boost its current headcount from around 250 to 400 members of staff.
Having landed one of the biggest recent successes in the games industry with Horizon: Zero Dawn, it appears the time has come for the company to expand its release schedule.
This is welcome news for PlayStation gamers keen to see more from the first-party developer and the revelation that Guerilla have hired two staff who formerly worked on Ubisoft title Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege has further whetted appetites.
But what exactly are they working on? And when can we expect more announcements from the in-vogue developer?
what title is guerilla games currently working on?
The most likely explanation is that, keen to follow up on the big success the game enjoyed in 2017, Guerilla are prioritising the release of Horizon: Zero Dawn 2 whilst exploring online multiplayer options for their Killzone series at the same time.
For one thing, we know that the developers had originally planned to have a two player co-operative mode which was abandoned in favour of including more features in the game itself. It doesn’t seem likely that Guerilla would reconsider this now that they have a larger team to get behind the sequel and this would partly explain the recruitment drive.
The other reason is that one of their new hires, Simon Larouche, had previously worked as Online Gameplay Director while working at Eidos Montréal. Larouche is one of two veterans from Rainbow Siege Six now at Guerilla, a game which attracted considerable acclaim for its online competitive matches.
It’s been over four years since the last instalment in the franchise and it stands to reason that the developer would want to bring in as much expertise as possible before launching another online multiplayer title.
However, with the company themselves keeping schtum, we can only speculate for now.