A new rumor has apparently been started by Polygon saying that some upcoming Playstation 4 sequels are in development, including games like Bloodborne 2, Horizon Zero Dawn 2, and a remake of the Playstation 2 game Syphon Filter. We also, apparently, won’t see anything from them at E3 2018, leaving this rumor in doubt.
While both Bloodborne and Horizon Zero Dawn were highly popular and successful games both critically and commercially, neither From Software or Guerrilla Games has said anything about a sequel. While From Software’s “Shadows Die Twice” and an upcoming announcement from Guerrilla have both been hinted at towards E3 news, there’s no indication that either one is any of the upcoming Playstation 4 sequels.
Both Bloodborne and Horizon Zero Dawn each ended with a very definitive ending (at least, in Horizon’s case, whereas each of Bloodborne’s different endings screwed the mind in a different way), so if there is a sequel it will certainly be interesting considering where they take each game.
However if the remake of Syphon Filter is true, it will apparently be coming from SIE Bend Studio, the same studio that’s developing the upcoming zombie survival game Days Gone. Though we don’t know if it’s truly in development, and we might not see it at E3 2018 either. Once again, until we have official confirmation we should probably take this news with a grain of salt.
While Playstation is sure to keep putting out high-quality games for the rest of the Playstation 4’s life cycle, we should always at least wait until E3 to really get excited about any game that hasn’t already been confirmed by Ubisoft, such as Assassin’s Creed Odyssey or something else like it.
We’ll likely be seeing whatever announcements that Guerrilla and From Software have to make at this year’s E3 2018 Playstation conference, but if the upcoming Playstation 4 games do happen to be sequels to Bloodborne and Horizon, hopefully they turn out just as good as their predecessors.