PS5 games news: Bad news Xbox, Sony PlayStation could bring back this huge game exclusive (Pic: SONY)
Now that we've got some solid information about the Sony PlayStation 5, it looks like various Sony studios are starting to hire staff in order to get to work properly on its future titles.
Horizon Zero Dawn and Killzone developer Guerrilla Games has published several job listings which seem to hint at a massive new PlayStation 5 game in the works at the studio.
The Amsterdam-based developer seems to be staffing up for a project that will double the studio's total staff number, as it shifts from being a one-game studio to a two-game studio as we head into the next generation.
The jobs range from senior game writers to AI programmers, network engineers to senior 3D character artists – and all of them are likely for PS5 games (we doubt anyone being hired now will be working on PS4 games, considering the PS5 is expected to launch in about a year's time).
One of the listings that has particularly grabbed our attention is the listing for a network engineer. This suggests that the company is looking to release another multiplayer title on PS5 – and we think (considering the studio's heritage) that's likely to be Killzone.
The job listing notes the game the successful applicant will be working on “relays any message sent to it to all other players (hiding player IPs and preventing firewall issues).” That sounds like a competitive MP game to us!
This aligns with previous job posts from the company that hint at a major multiplayer game releasing from the company, too.
Funnily enough, these job adverts come just a few months after Sony's top brass expressed an explicit interest in rolling out more multiplayer titles in the coming years – Killzone would be a perfect franchise to lead this reinvigorated multiplayer charge.
We would posit that Killzone is a recognisable PlayStation franchise that could tempt players to PS5 for MP experiences, as well as the single-player masterpieces the studio has become known for.