According to a new batch of rumors from British gaming magazine Play, new entries in Sony's popular God of War and Syphon Filter franchises are currently in the works and headed for a holiday 2012 launch, with a reveal slated to occur sometime next month.
God of War IV has been heavily rumored for nearly a year, following a job posting from developer Sony Santa Monica that implied work on Kratos' next adventure was already underway. That posting, which sought a "senior online programmer" led many to believe that the God of War IV would include a multiplayer component, a first for the franchise.
While the game has yet to be confirmed by Sony, a late-2012 launch seems likely, and that timetable would certainly lend credence to an impending announcement.
Syphon Filter 4 has been something of an open secret since May of last year, when an erroneous posting on the official PlayStation website announced that the game was in developement at SCE London Studios on a brand new engine with a planned Q4 2012 release. That leak was quickly taken down, but this latest rumor from Play appears to confirm both the launch window and developer of the title.
Syphone Filter series' last appearance on a home console was 2004's The Omega Strain, which was met with middling reception. Since then, the title has made a pair of appearances on the PSP, both of which were developed by Sony's Bend Studio. Bend is currently rumored to be working on another, separate Syphon Filter game for the PlayStation Vita.
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