February ought to be mighty interesting if this proves true.

According to the latest issue of PLAY magazine (as cited by SilleGamer ), two hot new PlayStation 3 exclusives will be announced next month: God of War IV and Syphon Filter 4 .

The source claims that SF4 is currently in development at SCE London studio and the game is scheduled for a Winter 2012 release. Here's a blurb from the magazine that has everyone talking:

"As far as our spies tell us, Syphon Filter 4 will be announced and released during 2012 – they’re not often wrong either. Developed by SCE London Studio (once thought to be Sony Bend), it will see a return to the world of shooting, espionage and Gabe Logan’s superb name."

There's also more evidence to support previous rumors that the new God of War will sport online multiplayer. The fact that GoWIV is in development won't come as a big shock to anyone, although we're hoping the title will arrive for this year's holiday season. As for Syphon Filter , it hasn't seen the light of day on the PlayStation 3 this generation but stealth/action fans have been hoping for a new entry. Perhaps the official unveiling isn't far off…

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BikerSaint
BikerSaint
10 years ago

Syphon Filter, yes please!!!!

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
10 years ago

You get a thumbs up!

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
10 years ago

I love the SF games so I can't wait to see what SF4 has in store.

Condemnedsoul23
Condemnedsoul23
10 years ago

God of War iv, yes please!!!!

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
10 years ago

As do you!!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

GOWIV hasn't been announced yet so I'd be surprised to see it in 2012. Never played Syphon.

YashaZz
YashaZz
10 years ago

Really? I don't have a clue of your age, but I was sure you would have played SF back on the PS1. Hmm…

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

I only played JRPGs then mostly

PSTan
PSTan
10 years ago

Pity, they should have waited for the ps4.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
10 years ago

What if the PS4 is years off?

___________
___________
10 years ago

GOWIV meh, but its about f*cking time we got a new syphon filter game!
i doubt london would be working on it though, simply because 1 they recently had their studio cut in half so they would not have the manpower for it.
2 they put 8 days and the getaway 3 on hold saying there shifting focous to more casual games, and once eyepet came out they said there dedicating their resources to that.
and last but not least sony bend has always done syphon filter, so why would it change now?
plus, golden abyss was their last game which is out now so what are they working on now?
i really hope we are getting a new syphon filter game, but i seriously doubt we are simply because, well, how many times has this been said?
5000000000?
at least!
and if it is, london would be the last studio it should come out of.

Neurotoxiny
Neurotoxiny
10 years ago

YEAH!!! Has anyone played through Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow on the PSP? The cliffhanger ending has been killing me for over 9000 years!!!

😀

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
10 years ago

What did you say?
OVER 9000!?!??!!??!?!?

SmokeyPSD
SmokeyPSD
10 years ago

I've got to play that great game again. I don't even remember there being a cliffhanger it was so long ago.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
10 years ago

I loved Logan's Shadow, great game.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
10 years ago

Hmm, I thought London were working on a Move game that is supposed to be a killer app. I suppose Team Soho is within London Studio, and they could be working on Syphon Filter as they haven't really done anything since, what, Gangs of London for the PSP back in '06. Or did they help the rest of the studio with Eyepet? Bend have moved on to portable games, but I'd rather see Soho/London finish work on the third Getaway game, and even Eight Days.

That being said, it isn't unfeasible. Let's not forget that a logo for the game did go up on the PS homesite shortly before E3 last year.
As for GoW IV, I don't want it yet. I want the series to make a glorious resurgence on the PS4, with Santa Monica having worked on something different in the meantime. HOWEVER! What if SM is working on Heavenly Sword 2. Co-op multiplayer could be included if they have one player as Nariko and the other as Kai, or perhaps Nariko's father or any number of combinations really. Let it be so!

556pineapple
556pineapple
10 years ago

Oh man, haven't played Syphon Filter since the first one. I don't remember too much about it, but I remember enjoying it. I want to know more info about GoW IV. Like MGS5, I can't see where they could possibly go story-wise.

Zubair
Zubair
10 years ago

PS4 is a long way off and justifiably so, so sit back and relax and watch the PS3 exclusives roll in!

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
10 years ago

I'll watch the PS3 exclusives roll in, but only until I can go buy them. 😉

Looking Glass
Looking Glass
10 years ago

If they make another GOW game I hope it has a different protagonist because the story of Kratos has pretty much been concluded now and to try and extend it more at this point would be risky.


Last edited by Looking Glass on 1/23/2012 6:33:53 AM

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever
10 years ago

Nice, looks like there is a lot of gas in the PS3 tank yet. Assuming these are on the PS3. GoW4 is fantastic! I haven't played III yet but I am half way through the HD version of II. Never played Syphon Filter but I heard they were good. Just downloaded all 3 of them with PS+. Sony has just to much for M$!

Naksy
Naksy
10 years ago

GoW 4 makes sense… They release two games per platform so they're just keeping up the tradition

slugga_status
slugga_status
10 years ago

hmm Gabe's return..I've been ready for that on consoles for a while. GoW 4..iono..I know it's going to be a great game. Just not sure where they can actually take the story this time around..

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
10 years ago

I am partial to Kratos going to Asgard myself.

Why not? LOL

SmokeyPSD
SmokeyPSD
10 years ago

Yay to Syphon Filter 4, nay to GOW IV. A GOW sequel is redundant to me, the arc is closed.

Temjin001
Temjin001
10 years ago

GoW4, hot sauce!
Now Syphon Filter, now there's a name I haven't heard in a long time, a long time. Seeing that Syphon went handheld so many years ago, it makes me wonder if SF will be announced as a Vita game, and not a PS3 game.

Douchebaguette
Douchebaguette
10 years ago

Permission to link a funny Syphon Filter commercial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gykgQ6vfcgk

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
10 years ago

Haha! I remember that commercial I laughed so many times when that came on.

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
10 years ago

Syphon Filter was accidentally "announced" on the PSblog, i believe. They unleashed a detailed Syphon Filter 4 page before swooping in and removing it again.

That to me was a pure announcement.

Anyway, i will be incredibly psyched for it, as long as it remains faithful to the series.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
10 years ago

Indeed.

BigBoss4ever
BigBoss4ever
10 years ago

God of War IV, but no Krato please and new environment please, or something totally new please from Santa Monica.

I thought GOW3 reached a perfect and natural ending of Krato's story, anything further will be a drag of the story and going downward just like Assassin's Creed series — AC1 is good, AC2 is awesome, AC Brotherhood is not bad, AC Revelation, don't know, less exciting — you see the logic: same will go to GOW series if keeps Krato's story dragging, which is sad to see an awesome franchise these days always ending with un-necessary stretch just because it is harder to come up a new IP….


Last edited by BigBoss4ever on 1/23/2012 6:52:11 PM

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
10 years ago

Considering that i thought AC:R was one of the most emotional games i have played this gen and that Ezio and Altier *spoiler* got send offs on par with the ending to MGS4 (this is counting the Embers epilogue film), i think, im disagreeing with you on that one.

I mean *spoiler* Ezio's final moments was beautifully poetic….i had to shed a tear.

I'll come back to your comment come AC lll.

souljah92
souljah92
10 years ago

Ok where is god of war really gunna take off to now though after the ending in god of war 3? i had an idea like since kratos has hades soul, he killed hades an the other gods, somebody needs to run the underworld and then kratos gets some new crazy enemy that he has to fight like the vengeful god spirits lol and the he traps them all in hades for good

MYCAELIS93
MYCAELIS93
10 years ago

In first, they will be cross platform ps vita or soley ps vita 🙂