There’s a rare chance that industry “insider” Tidux is actually right, so please take this with a beyond huge grain of salt.

For months now, rumors have flown outside of Guerrilla Games left and right about what their next title will indeed be. With the studio aiming to double in size to work on various projects at once, a new SOCOM might actually be coming.

Zipper Interactive, the initial developer of the series was closed down by Sony Interactive Entertainment in 2012 after being acquired in 2006. Slant Six Games also made games in the series, but was shut down in 2013 after it couldn’t keep afloat from all their games that didn’t take off.

So, where does that leave us? Killzone was poised to return, as rumors swirled that a new one was in development. But the studio might’ve shifted to what was the biggest game arguably back in the day, with SOCOM having more players online then Xbox Live as a whole. Guerrilla Games hired people from Ubisoft Montreal who worked on Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege, making the talent of the team even more beefier.

It’ll be exciting to see where the IP will go, Sony desperately needs a massive multiplayer IP to fill in the gap between single player releases.

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