Syphon Filter “came close to being cancelled several times”, originally featured time travel

Bend Studio’s creative director John Garvin has admitted that one time PlayStation star Syphon Filter nearly didn’t get made, facing cancellation several times. He’s also revealed the original story focused on “a group of scientists who had been kidnapped and forced to build a time machine”.

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DaThreats4290d ago

How dare they think that >=[

Abash4290d ago

We need a new Syphon Filter on PS3 or PS4, its long overdue

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krisq4290d ago

Everytime Sony is teasing new game to reveal, I'm instantly hoping that it's going to be new Syphon Filter. Maybe someday :). It's way overdue.

Welshy4290d ago

One of my fondest PS1 memories is of using the tazer in Syphon Filter on guys for 30+ seconds and setting them on fire, then watching them topple off the roof/platform they were on xD

It aged REALLY badly going back to it on my Vita, but man alive it was such a great franchise back in the day.

Bring back Psi-Ops too, that was awesome!

Cam9774290d ago

Wow, I wonder how the series could've turned out if some of the things mentioned got put into the game. I love articles like this on old games.

prototypeknuckles4290d ago

holy crap, that was a close call, imagine had SF actually been cancelled

izumo_lee4290d ago

Yeah we need a new Syphon Filter this gen or at least next. I can picture a multiplayer match featuring only the taser! Oh the epicness that would ensue....

Kratoscar20084290d ago

Thanks God it wasnt, seriously gabe need to return in a new SF game (Add him to PS ASBR too).

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Syphon Filter Trophy Guide

This is a very simple list to complete. There are no collectibles. Most of everything here is story related with a couple miscellaneous Trophies thrown in. Nothing here can be missed as there is a really helpful rewind feature as well as mission select.

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Majin-vegeta788d ago

No beating the game with only the taser.I am outraged 😤

SoulWarrior788d ago

No trophy for tasering an enemy to flames, equally disappointed lol

TheLordOfStuff788d ago

Damn, little sadistic me was always doing that lol

phoenixwing788d ago

I loved the taser in that game it was so fun to use

badz149788d ago

what a time to be alive to be able to see this game finally gets trophy support

SonyStyled787d ago

I feel like this comments section helps distinguish the PS ‘old’ fans from the ‘new.’

SNES was my first console, Christmas morning heaven.

I’ve never played SF but I can understand the delight for trophy support 20 years after.

TheColbertinator787d ago

No taser trophies is a lost good idea. Bzzzztttt


The Battle for Backwards Compatibility: PlayStation 5 vs. Xbox Series X|S

A new battleground is heating up in the modern era: backwards compatibility. Sony and Microsoft have different angles, but which is better?

Eonjay793d ago

These are different companies with different eco systems. They will pick the approach that best suits them and the games in their catalog which are also vastly different.

Silly gameAr793d ago

Nothing will ever be as good as the phat PS3 model. Since sites like to compare things all the time, compare the older systems to the newer systems when it comes to BC. I'm sure you'll find the newer systems lacking.

lonewolf10792d ago

Shame they removed the hardware emulation pretty rapidly from the PS3.

Eidolon792d ago

Wasn't it at revision one? lol

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Silly gameAr792d ago (Edited 792d ago )

Had to get those cost down to make it cheaper. Since people weren't too into BC back then, that was the first to go. Shame indeed.

3 gens of playstation games, and you could use your PS1 and PS2 disk. No limited emulation. The PS3 was ahead of it's time. The way people LOVE BC today, the PS3 would have killed in 2022.

Orchard791d ago (Edited 791d ago )

@Silly It wasn’t that people weren’t into back compat, it’s that they weren’t into $599 consoles that arrived a year later than and ran a lot of games worse than the cheaper competitor console.

Price is always #1.

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Profchaos792d ago

Unfortunately I've only got the slim I do really want to find a far model

Eidolon792d ago

Just get a PS2............ Maybe if you're collecting, though.

Eidolon792d ago (Edited 792d ago )

The Phat models, especially the original were prone to overheating, no way at this time you could get one where you could use it for PS2 AND heavy PS3 gaming(which would cause it to malfunction at some point).. It's just a novelty now. So, why... ? Only collection/hobby, and definitely not practicality.