Killzone died a sudden loss of life at the onset of the PS4 era. Having spent the PS3 period as one in every of Sony’s premier first occasion franchises, the sci-fi shooter collection appeared to out of the blue run out of gasoline when the eighth console era rolled round, with the 2013 duo of Killzone Shadow Fall and Killzone: Mercenary having been the final time we received new Killzone video games.
Recent developments, corresponding to a full disinterest in the property from developer Guerrilla Games and Sony alike, and the “retirement” of the collection’ official web site, have solely appeared like very clear indications that Killzone may not have a lot of a future.
It appears, nonetheless, that it might need an fascinating future in spite of everything. PSVR Without Parole – an outlet that has precisely leaked PSVR particulars in the previous, corresponding to its full spec record – claimed in a latest video that a digital actuality Killzone recreation is in improvement.
Allegedly, Killzone VR was in improvement at Supermassive Games at one level, with the Until Dawn studio having been contracted by Sony for the undertaking. Supermassive was engaged on the recreation for “years”, apparently constructing it for the unique PSVR, however in 2019, Sony, being sad with how the undertaking was shaping up, determined to take it off Supermassive’s palms and transfer it in-house.
What’s mentioned in the video past this level is hypothesis, but it surely does make sense. At that time, it’s unlikely that Sony would have made the determination to spend extra time and assets on growing a main new recreation for the unique PSVR, indicating that it’s very possible that Killzone 2 morphed into a PSVR2 title.
Sony not too long ago mentioned that the PSVR2 will launch with over 20 main first and third occasion launch titles– placing two and two collectively, it doesn’t look like a lot of a leap to imagine that Killzone VR may be a type of. Series followers will definitely be hoping so, at any price, although if it does occur, it’ll be fascinating to see which studio is dealing with the recreation.
A State of Play broadcast is set for June 2, the place PSVR2 titles may even be proven off. Here’s hoping Killzone rises from the grave and makes an look there.
There’s no phrase on when the PSVR2 itself will launch, however studies have claimed that it might be focusing on an early 2023 launch.