Killzone developer Guerrilla Games is working on three brand new projects, art director Jan-Bart van Beek has confirmed at a GDC session, reported by IGN, including ongoing work on the Killzone IP on PS3.
Alongside the company’s already-known work on a brand new IP, he also confirmed the team from Studio Cambridge who were working on Killzone for Vita were now embedded in the studio.
He also said it’d continue supporting the Killzone IP on PS3, although didn’t explicitly say it was working on a new title. Guerrilla has reportedly said in the past it is making a “follow-up” to Killzone 3, although it isn’t known if this is a proper Killzone 4.
KZ3 producer Steven ter Heide is directing the project, according to the Edge report from last year.
Van Beek also went into the process of how its created a new IP at the GDC session, mentioning several ideas on the new IP that didn’t make it, including one title that was fully planned but didn’t get the nod on.
That project was Dark Science, a retro-futuristic punk title in the 70s that had you play as a Dirty Harry-like character called Jake Crowbar in the hunt for monsters.
The game was iterated on from a steampunk Sherlock Holmes idea that came about as part of the pitching process for the new IP. Van Beek specifically stated Dark Science was not the studio’s next project.
Guerrilla announced work on the new IP at GDC Europe 2010.