Before The Last of Us, Uncharted, and God of War became Sony’s go-to first-party franchises, there were series like Twisted Metal, Crash Bandicoot, and Syphon Filter.
For those who might not remember, Syphon Filter was a third-person stealth shooter series that debuted back in 1999, and it was awesome. Not only was it one of the best shooters on the original PlayStation, but it also let you taser terrorists until they caught on fire. We feel bad for you if you were too young to play it.
Fortunately for you youngsters, you might finally get your chance to experience the taser-y magic of Syphon Filter, as Sony has filed a trademark for its classic super-spy series.
Spotted by Gematsu, the European trademark for “Syphon Filter” doesn’t necessarily mean a new game is in the works, but it does mean that Sony has at least renewed its license on the game. If a new game is in the works, however, it seems unlikely that the original developer, SIE Bend, will be working on the next Syphon Filter, as it’s currently deep into development on Days Gone.
Sony Interactive Entertainment has trademarked Syphon Filter in Europe. pic.twitter.com/XrPQDwRkgL
— Gematsu (@gematsucom) November 10, 2017
If you missed the original Syphon Filter, you can still play it on PlayStation 3 or PSP, or even Android phones. The last Syphon Filter game, Logan’s Shadow, was released for the PlayStation 2 and PSP back in 2007. Over a decade later, we might finally get our hands on that beautiful taser once more.