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RUMOR: Syphon Filter 4 and God of War 4 Reveals in February

Posted on January 23, 2012 AT 08:33am

THE BUZZ: Claims have been made that reveals for Syphon Filter 4 and God of War 4 will occur next month.

U.K. magazine PLAY is reporting that Sony Computer Entertainment London Studio will make the announcement in February:

“As far as our spies tell us, Syphon Filter 4 will be announced and released during 2012 – they’re not often wrong either. Developed by SCE London Studio (once thought to be Sony Bend), it will see a return to the world of shooting, espionage and Gabe Logan’s superb name.”

The game was accidently revealed in May last year via the PlayStation Blog, the post was quickly pulled, revealing that the game would be a sequel to the PSP title Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow.

The magazine also mentions that a reveal for God of War 4 will also occur:

“Sony Santa Monica’s call for an online dev to join its ranks has many thinking the inevitable God of War IV will include online play. We could stop and ask why, but then we could also ask there’s another game when GOW III was meant to be Kratos’s last outing. We’re not complaining though.”

EGM’s TAKE: The fact that Syphon Filter 4 was accidently announced almost a year ago, it stands a good chance that the game is nearing the end of development by now, so this rumor certainly appears to be highly plausible. It’s been a long time since Syphon Filter 3, so it will be interesting to see how SCE London approach a next gen adaptation to the franchise. It’s been almost two years since God of War 3 hit stores back in March 2010 and it’s already known that the team over at Santa Monica are working on some kind of God of War game, so putting two and two together should give us four. The inclusion of the rumored multiplayer feature should be pretty interesting to see. Just how will they implement it into this single player heavy franchise?

What are your thoughts on these two rumors? Let us know below.

Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
Matthew Bennett finally got his big break with EGM three years ago, following years of volunteer work for various sites. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Follow him on Twitter @mattyjb89. Meet the rest of the crew.

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