Killzone 4 releasing on PS4 as a launch title late 2013 according to source

It’s basically going to be a feeding frenzy of whispers and gossip from here on in isn’t it? Imagine all these news scraps scattered like crumbs onto a pond full of carp. The latest bubbling at the surface: Killzone 4 releasing on PS4 late 2013.

Killzone 4′s 2013 PS4 release date

The origin for this particular scrap is simply “VideoGamer.com Industry Source”. They state that, “Our source’s comments suggest Killzone 4 could be a launch window title for the unannounced hardware, which is rumoured to go on sale by the end of 2013″. They also suggest that the new game could be shown at the PlayStation Meeting on February 20.

There’s definitely something afoot at developer Guerrilla Games. Last year a rumoured Killzone 4 script leaked. It’s possible it could be for the Vita’s Killzone Mercenary but the lines don’t suit that game’s money-chasing ideals. Instead they fit in more with the events of the main trilogy and are possibly Scolar Visari’s daughter picking up where her dad left off. Here’s the dialogue in question which has ‘opening FMV’ written all over it:

“My sons and my daughters, today we take the first step toward our imperial future. For years, this once-great nation has stagnated in the shadow of its enemies. Governed by scoundrels who flaunted the ideals established by my father, these traitors… these enemies of our race have diluted and exploited the triad of Duty, Obedience, and Loyalty. This regime, this corrupt regime, has been dissolved. In its place does rise an era of stability and strength. A time of opportunity born from a promise that we shall return our people to their proper sphere of dominance.”

We also know from Guerrilla’s art director Jan-Bart van Beek that the developer has three games on the go. One is Killzone Mercenary while another is ‘continuing the franchise’, potentially, then, this rumoured PS4 outing. The third could be anything, initially starting life as an open internal call for ideas. What won hasn’t been revealed but runners up apparently included a 70s cop talking on B-movie monsters apparently directed by the original Killzone game director Mathijs de Jonge. Okay, then.

Thanks VideoGamer

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