Sony Bend Goes On a Hiring Spree for its Unannounced AAA PS4 Exclusive; Info on Graphics & Gameplay

It's hard not to be curious about Sony Bend's unannounced PS4 exclusive. What little is known about it, came only through career opportunity ads and rumors, after Sony teased it back at the launch ceremony of its console.

Today a series of career development ad show that the studio is going on a hiring spree for the game, hiring six new developers for its relatively small team, possibly indicating an acceleration in development.

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Relientk773402d ago

Wonder if we'll see it at E3

Abriael3402d ago

You and me as well. I'm extremely curious about it. It's actually surprising that it didn't leak yet.

JMaine5183402d ago

I think we will see it at e3. I would be shocked if it's coming this year and they have managed to be this tight lipped about it.

chrismichaels043402d ago (Edited 3402d ago )

They did a great job with Resistance Retribution on PSP a few years ago (they also did Uncharted Golden Abyss on Vita a couple of years ago). How great would it be if they are now taking over the Resistance franchise.

badz1493402d ago


both are great games by them but I still miss Syphon Filter. hope they don't forget about that and actually have a plan to resurrect it on the PS4

AngelicIceDiamond3402d ago

@Relient Honestly, we should.

Sony's 1st party are up to something. Sony Bend is damn near mandatory they show up.

Its clear Bend is hard at work with a AAA title, but it means nothing if they don't announce at E3 or Gamescom.

Hope they show up.

Gamer19823402d ago

I don't know why they don't just take some of those old evolution staff.. Unless this is for something else..

Lighter93402d ago

I think some things do get leaked, but most of the time, they put the word "leaked" in the title for hits.

GreenUp3402d ago

SOCOM 5 or Confrontation 2 or GTFO.

Jalva3402d ago (Edited 3402d ago )

There's a rumour that it's actually an open world horror game with no zombies.


brettyd3402d ago

Definitely my first pick to make a new SOCOM. Wishful thinking though.

badz1493402d ago

Zipper is no more so...I don't think that there will be any SOCOM for awhile.

brettyd3401d ago

@Badz149 Zipper isn't the only developer to make a SOCOM games. They were shut down because they murdered the franchise with S4. SOCOM has a massive fan base, it would be foolish to abandon it.

Timesplitter143402d ago (Edited 3402d ago )

Not much we can deduce from this, except that it may have stylized visuals.

The rest of the requirements could basically apply to any AAA game ever

LifeInNZ3402d ago

How is something AAA when its not even been released? Until its released and in the hands of consumers, who play a part in determining if its AAA, then surely its just marketing rhetoric? Or are we saying that the more you spend on a game the more AAA it is?

AsunaYuukiTheFlash3402d ago (Edited 3402d ago )

@LifeInNZ AAA is a classification term used for games with the highest development budgets and levels of promotion.. Good example is the Order 1886. Even though the game wasn't critically acclaimed, it's still a AAA since it had high production value.

Timesplitter143402d ago (Edited 3402d ago )

AAA is determined by budget/production value, not quality

Gamble203402d ago

It's sort of like when Hollywood makes a blockbuster. It's not always a critical or commercial success that earns it the title. (Ie, Battleship, John Carter) it's almost always a reference to the higher than average budget and production values.

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Days Gone Studio's New IP Is a Live-Service Game

Days Gone developer appears to be moving well outside its comfort zone in order to join Sony's ongoing foray into live-service games.

Admin note: Updated this to rumor. Job listings can be a good indicator, but let's remember nothing is final until officially announced. ~Christopher

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Sonic1881113d ago

This game will determine the fate of Sony Bend. Not looking to good if it's a live service game.