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Submitted by Abriael 601d ago | rumor

Sony Bend's Unannounced PS4 Game to Include "Complex Human AI Behaviors;" Based on Unreal Engine

During the launch ceremony of the PS4, SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida teased an unannounced PS4 project by Sony’s Oregon-based Bend Studio, but nothing was announced about it since and the project is being kept closely under wraps.

Today an interesting career opportunity ad has been published by Sony, looking for a Senior AI Programmer for the bend studio, and it gives us some very interesting information on said game. (PS4, Sony Bend)

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TenSteps  +   601d ago
As much as I would love a console Syphon Filter from these guys I hope they are able to go the same route as Ready at Dawn and have a go at creating a new IP.
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pedrof93  +   601d ago
Why ?

If a Syphon Filter comes up, it would be amazing.
TomShoe  +   601d ago
E3 is going to be amazing.

I expect great things from Bend. Uncharted: Golden Abyss is one of the best games of all time on Vita, now imagine what they can do with the power of the PS4.
Vandamme21  +   601d ago
I met to agree with u...but I accidently press disagree.
SonyStyled  +   601d ago
yes but a reboot of syphon filter would probably be a bust. i just dont see it selling well. look at twisted metal for example. the original fanbase grew up and or doesnt play games anymore. it flopped. given there are several franchises i believe would sell quite well as a reboot. maybe syphon filter would. but i tend to believe it wouldnt be a good business decision
DeadlyFire  +   601d ago
@Styled, but they changed Twisted Metal into a competitive thing when they rebooted it. Instead of fun crazyness that it used to be. That is why it flops.

If they simply updated Syphon Filter and kept its originality it would work. Either way New IP or reboot is a risk to some extent.
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andrewsqual  +   601d ago
They ruined TM by forgetting to put CHARACTERS into it.
A new Syphon Filter would be interesting but NOT ON UNREAL ENGINE PLEASE.
RedDeadLB  +   601d ago
But part of what made Syphon Filter was the fact that it was difficult to control the player. You could drive a tank after playing Syphon Filter with no issues whatsoever.

I played some two player deathmatch yesterday. The fact that it's so difficult to hit a target was part of the charm of Syphon Filter, on top of excellent single player missions.

I don't think that the Syphon Filter reboot would be a lot like Syphon Filter. It just can't. The times are different, gaming is different. It would be able to escape the clutches of being a typical third person shooter nowadays. Maybe if they made it hyper-realistic, meaning that you have to be extra careful not to get shot.. Maybe then..
Gamer1982  +   601d ago
Syphon Filter.. Its been so long since the last main game it would basically be a new IP.. I think with old gmes like this the reason they don't come back is because they are afraid if they dive bomb they will ruin the brand name and what people think of the company which is true in most respects. But my answer to that is MAKE A GREAT GAME. :)
Ritsujun  +   601d ago
Don't give up, MS!!!
KendrickLamar  +   601d ago
Whatever it is, I doesn't matter. More games = More happiness.

That's what matters.
BabyTownFrolics  +   601d ago
Here opinions matter more than games
Muzikguy  +   601d ago
I hope we get both, a new IP and a new Syphon Filter. I loved those games
ANIALATOR136  +   601d ago
stealth comes to mind. or choice making
Crossbones  +   601d ago
Sounds Like Stealth


It's Syphon Filter!!!
Relientk77  +   601d ago
Please be a new Syphon Filter
patrik23  +   601d ago
Resistance 4!
Conzul  +   601d ago
You, me, and like four other people want R4.
Doubt it's gonna happen, bud.
deathisgamesok  +   601d ago
I'm one of those four other people then.
avengers1978  +   601d ago
Me too
Kavorklestein  +   601d ago
Yeah, it's not gonna happen. If Killzone ShadowFall isn't even that wanted/needed, then a next gen Resistance is definitely out of the question lol Just saying...
Resistance existed PURELY to come out and (try)to battle the sales of Gears of War in 2006, and it started off bad, and ended bad, Gears of War isn't even the greatest either, but Resistance would be a very poor placement of assets and talent for Sony. Especially if we were to talk about interested install base and return on expenses to produce.
MysticStrummer  +   601d ago
"Resistance existed PURELY to come out and (try)to battle the sales of Gears of War in 2006"

Not sure how you arrived at this conclusion, but I doubt it.
Kavorklestein  +   601d ago
Think about it... It reeked of poor quality in almost all aspects, (like a rushed product does) I mean, sure it was playable, but I mean Really? It was not anything special... and we didn't really see or hear anything about it's development till RIGHT before it came out.. AND, it was launched on the EXACT SAME DAY IN THE SAME MONTH as Gears of War... Meanwhile, every magazine and internet article had a piece about Gears, it was guaranteed to be the big dog on the block from the get go with how much attention it got.. and that multiplayer... still some of the best for tough and engaging there is.. I STILL go back every once in a while to play it.. nobody I know even has any of their copies of any of the Resistance games anymore.. They lack very much luster to say the least...
andrewsqual  +   601d ago
@Kavorklestein Lol Resistance selling 2 million units is bad? 40 player online with 0 lag was bad in 2006???
MysticStrummer  +   601d ago
I don't need to think about it. Your theory is ridiculous. Resistance was in development before anyone knew how well Gears would do, and just because you didn't know about it doesn't mean "we" didn't know about it… unless you're referring to the voices in your head when you say "we". I knew about Resistance well before it released. It was a lot of fun. I played through it multiple times, both co-op and solo, and the multiplayer was fun too, not groundbreaking, but fun. It didn't "reek" of poor quality, it was a launch title, and a very fun one at that. I would definitely be interested in R4.
kreate  +   600d ago
Resistance was received top scores across the board.5/5 and 10/10.

Game informer gave it a 9.5/10
If u read the game informer review, it had nothing but praises about the game.
bloodybutcher  +   601d ago
I hope not, Resistance games are just no good imo.i got first one with motorstorm and ps3 in a bundle...sold both games and got me oblivion.and though i re-bought motorstorm, which i came to like quite much, playing res.1&2 and a bit of 3 just showed me that i was right-there is nothing i next resist. is a big no-no for me.
himdeel  +   601d ago
Please have good AI!
Drithe  +   601d ago
Just give me Dragon's Crown 2 or something. Jeez.
Dark11  +   601d ago
For God's sake please don't be another cinematic experience game.
guyman  +   601d ago
It most probably will, if you don't like it and won't buy into it, then it's your loss
DigitalRaptor  +   601d ago
When Sony creates non-cinematic experience games, they don't seem to do so hot: Twisted Metal, Starhawk, Puppeteer, Sly Cooper are examples.
marlinfan10  +   601d ago
more games are always good
Killzoner99  +   601d ago
This is going to be amazing. Another game for Xboners to be jealous about.
Nero1314  +   601d ago
You thought the ps fans was gonna agree with you . Lmao
DoomeDx  +   601d ago

That 99 behind his name says enough about him I guess.
marlinfan10  +   601d ago
why do you feel the need to bring up xbox? this is purely about PS...and we wonder why these stupid console wars never end.
Pon4  +   601d ago
Let the fool talk please
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Pon4  +   601d ago
lmfao ya right we're jealous of your 3 exclusives and indies lmfao what a joke here Oh please enjoy your disagrees =D
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ABeastNamedTariq  +   601d ago
You seem upset... Resorting to downplay..
DigitalRaptor  +   601d ago
The irony in "disagrees" is pretty funny.
gobluesamg  +   601d ago

Enjoy yours.
DigitalAnalog  +   601d ago
Unreal Engine? Doubt it. Sony's FPStudios always have their in-house engine. Might be because they wanted developers with UE3-specific experiences that they can integrate with their engine.

Nevertheless, I'm always skeptical when developers work on "AI".
modesign  +   601d ago
sony bend isnt like naughty dog/sony santa monica. i wouldnt be surprised if sony bend used a licensed engine,
DigitalAnalog  +   601d ago
Nonsense. Every first party studio has always used their in-house engine including the recent Uncharted: GA despite the device having support for the UE3 at that time.

Secondly, it makes no sense since they would be losing money for licence fees. EA and Ubisoft and Konami have completely ditched 3rd party engines for a reason despite having massive support of the UE3 engine in the last generation.

Another example is supermassivegames - an indie compnay that makes exclusive games for SONY. According to Yoshida, they were now working on the title based on the Killzone engine.
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WeAreLegion  +   601d ago
It's a new IP. They've already confirmed it's not Syphon Filter. My bet is Eight Days.
Rickgrimes95  +   601d ago
Oh Saturdays, how I will just read all the little news stories
yewles1  +   601d ago
Sony first party using Unreal... *suffering aneurysm*
Rhezin  +   601d ago
HaveAsandwich  +   601d ago
if it's some qte loaded thing, i'll be pissed.
XboxFun  +   601d ago
Sony needs to stop talking about it and show us something.
Pon4  +   601d ago
That's all they have been doing since the beginning is talking and they are hopeless at it too lmao
JustPlay4  +   601d ago
If you say so, you can have opinion but don't be rude, this isn't about xbox go have fun there
JustPlay4  +   601d ago
And what has ms shown us nothing they talk all the time saying great things are coming but the fans (not me) are still waiting and I could care about the tech demo they showed
DigitalRaptor  +   601d ago
I agree, they have been remarkably silent on the AAA front. However, you might want to have a look at MS, who have done more talking and less showing on multiple fronts. Sony have at least been continually announcing games for months now.

The last big game MS announced was Quantum Break and that was over 9 months ago. From what you guys talk about Xbone, you'd think MS would be announcing game, after game, after game. And all you guys have been doing is going cuckoo over some PR words coming from Phil Spencer about how great things are coming at E3 (obviously).

@ Convas

Everquest Next would be one - considering that's an MMO, there's no question that it's pretty big. Although I wasn't strictly referring to AAA announcements, which is pretty obvious from the first sentence of my post.
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Convas  +   601d ago
"The last big game MS announced was Quantum Break and that was over 9 months ago."

Uh huh.

"Sony have at least been continually announcing games for months now."

Ooooo, I'll bite! What was the last "big game" that Sony announced Raptor?
maniacmayhem  +   601d ago
What are the other ones Sony is continually announcing? I haven't heard anything from them for past few months.

And if we are talking indies then MS has been announcing those continually for a while too. In fact they just showed off a bunch of them at this past GDC.
Gamesgbkiller  +   601d ago
I really want to see the name.

Is that hard to ask for?
PrinceOfAllSaiyans  +   601d ago
If we get these I would be happy.
Syphon Filter
Getaway 3
The Last Gaurdian
hkgamer  +   601d ago
Ready at dawn making a PS4 game
Bend making PS4 game

Is this really the end for vita?
Knushwood Butt  +   601d ago
It's as if only Sony Japan and some third party Japanese devs/publishers are bothering to make retail Vita games.

Even so, most of them are doing quite well because they've targeted a niche.

It's not the same story for DL only games though; western devs are more productive in that regard, but still, a lot of them are ports.
iceman06  +   600d ago
Nope. If you recall Sony tasked most of their studios with the job of creating content for BOTH the PS4 and Vita. Now, the Vita stuff might be on the back burner to bolster the catalog of the PS4. However, if you believe Sony, then there will be Vita content to come. I just think they are taking a similar approach with Vita as they did with PSP. There will be a price drop and "re-launch" with games to support it. When? Who knows. Bet E3 might shed some light on that.
hkgamer  +   600d ago
i am enjoying my vita, im liking all the smaller games. but i do want more big releases once in a while.
i think uncharted vita was the only game i really loved. the other games were just good.
iceman06  +   600d ago
Completely agree with that...more...BIG games!
andibandit  +   601d ago
"...President Shuhei Yoshida teased..."

ok stopped reading right there, bring games and stop wasting my time with teases
BitbyDeath  +   601d ago
FYI that first line is not what the article is about.
e-p-ayeaH  +   601d ago
Please be good.
shivvy24  +   601d ago
Resistance 4 plz
Obscure_Observer  +   601d ago
Syphon Filter?!

That would be AWESOME!
plaZeHD  +   601d ago
I am not going to get my hopes up, cause the last time I did I got really disappointed. Cough....The Last Of Us...Cough.
hkgamer  +   600d ago
only 2 disagrees so far? was expecting you to get a lot more for putting down a sony exclusive.

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