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Syphon Filter 5 Already In The Works?

Last year, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots had a profound impact on the game industry and is currently regarded as one of the best games of the current generation. In fact, many will say it is the best, and perhaps one of the top titles in history. But some of you long-time fans will recall the only competition MGS ever faced...it started back in the PS1 days, and the franchise's name was Syphon Filter.

While most won't say any one Syphon Filter entry was better than any MGS effort, most will also agree that the former series had a couple solid action/stealth installments. Furthermore, we've seen a few more quality titles on the PSP, which is why we're excited to hear about the possibility of Syphon Filter 5 for next-gen consoles. It's a popular rumor around the 'Net right now, spurred forward by a recent Sony Bend job posting for a PlayStation 3 developer, and a listing for "Syphon Filter 5 - (Facial Mo-cap) - PlayStation 3" on the PCB Production page (thanks, Gamer Blorge). It seems fairly straightforward and obvious, doesn't it? Of course, we can't confirm anything until we see an official press release in our inbox, but in the meantime, we're certainly allowed to speculate. And in speculating, we can give odds...hence, we're willing to say there's about a 95% chance that Syphon Filter is headed to - at the very least - the PlayStation 3 at some point. The only real question we have is, when?

And no, we're not about to wonder if Syphon Filter 5 can match up to MGS4; we find it highly unlikely, although we would have high hopes for a new Syphon Filter. Besides, we do need more stealth-based games, don't you think? Bring on Splinter Cell: Conviction, too! Here's hoping that one arrives for the PS3...

2/15/2009 Ben Dutka

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The_Vandelizer
Sunday, February 15, 2009 @ 10:17:09 PM
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No fukcing Doubt hope its true

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rell
Monday, February 16, 2009 @ 8:25:46 AM

will the ps3 gaming Gods answer our prayers I hope so, If syphon fiter comeback it will be awesome

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Ed_Wayne
Sunday, February 15, 2009 @ 10:30:13 PM
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I love Syphon Filter. Well, I love SF1, SF2, and SF The Omega Strain. I played TOS for hundreds of hours just because of its co-op. I hope SF5 is coming and I hope it has co-op. Stealth levels = single player only. Action levels = up to 4 player co-op. Perfect.

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keaton
Sunday, February 15, 2009 @ 10:30:54 PM
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I would have to say i actually preferred this game over metal gear solid

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Bill_Clinton_
Sunday, February 15, 2009 @ 10:33:57 PM
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i guess its a wait an see game

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migabyte
Sunday, February 15, 2009 @ 10:41:01 PM
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I didn't mind this game, but it always felt kind of klunky to me, I had a friend who loved it. Would be neat to see it on the PS3.

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Big_Boss
Sunday, February 15, 2009 @ 10:42:26 PM
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Good news. I hope we get Conviction too.

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Victor321
Sunday, February 15, 2009 @ 10:43:44 PM
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i played both syphon filter on PSP and they are amazing. heres hoping theres one for the PS3

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isaya85
Sunday, February 15, 2009 @ 11:02:36 PM
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This is exactly what I been waiting for that was one of the first games I played when I first started gaming SF, yeah playstation was my first gaming system

PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

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jerocarson
Sunday, February 15, 2009 @ 11:10:43 PM
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BEN, i have been clamoring for a syphon filter game. GOD! i really enjoyed syphon filter 2 on ps1, till date i still prefere it to so many next-gen game.
who remebers CHANCE? lol, meh i love syphon filter 1,2 and 3 only.
but but, in my opinion they lost focus on all the ps2 installments, i was like huh? how could they possible do this to GABE? i disliked all of them with great intensity.

i wish they could remake sp2.
i jsut hope if it's a new installment, it shouldn't be wack like logan's shadow or omegan strain.
cheers!
gabe logan is comming soon!

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Scarecrow
Monday, February 16, 2009 @ 12:39:20 AM
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Nice!
I do remember the semi-rivalry Syphon Filter had with the original MGS :D

It was kinda fun actually

The James Bond games also got into the mix...great times.

Anyway hope they make it epic like the first one. We'll see

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Zorigo
Monday, February 16, 2009 @ 4:23:27 AM
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well hype like this brings old games to me. If it weren't for hype, i would've missed out on MGS4 and LBP. two great games. and then if this SF5 can compare to mgs4, i'll buy it. i still think MGS4 is the best title this gen. even before kz2.
talking of hype showing me new sequels to old games; i can name another game i am going to buy due to hype. GOW3. just saw a trailer. OMG!!

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Blaiyan
Monday, February 16, 2009 @ 6:05:05 AM
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Anxious to hear an official announcement and see some footage. This is one of the few games i've really been waiting for. I love syphon Filter. I have always liked and enjoyed Syphon Filter games way more than MGS games. Syphon Filter 5 will more than likely be better to me and for me. I can't wait to see what they do with the franchise. Here's hoping it gets the epic treatment it deserves.

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weerd482
Monday, February 16, 2009 @ 7:36:48 AM
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Great news! I've always been a fan of the Syphon Filter series. Just recently tried the demos for the 2 PSP games, and I definitely enjoyed them. Just purchased one of them a few days ago.

I actually have a quick question though. Ben maybe you might know, or someone else out there might. On the PSN store, how come Syphon Filter 2 is NOT available? SF1 and SF3 are, but SF2 is missing... any idea why that might be?? I never owned the PSOne games, and now that they're on the PSN store, I'd like to get them.... but kinda bummed that the second game isn't up for download...

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rell
Monday, February 16, 2009 @ 8:30:44 AM
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As we all know sony will be spending top dollars for this game. So that mean more better quality.

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Tim Speed24
Monday, February 16, 2009 @ 10:10:55 AM
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Yes. This is great news if Syphon Filter comes to the PS3. My favorite PSP games are the 2 SF games and GoWCoO.

Dark Mirror could hold up as one of the best shooters I've ever played on any console. Great story.

L7 344T

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Orvisman
Monday, February 16, 2009 @ 11:38:09 AM
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Yes!

New IPs are great, but it is the old franchises we loved on the PS1/PS2 (GOW, TM, GT, Syphon Filter) that will make people buy the PS3.

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N a S a H
Monday, February 16, 2009 @ 11:50:31 AM
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The Syphon Filter for PSP was my second favorite game for it online and it was my favorite regarding story. The second was also good but not as good. Can't wait to play this on PS3.

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opsdaddy
Monday, February 16, 2009 @ 1:45:50 PM
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Wow, this is great news... sure hope the rumors are true. I also wish Syphon Filter 2 would get released on PSN. For some strange reason, Sony released the first and third installments, but, to my mind, SP2 was the best. Here's hoping they correct the error of their ways...

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BikerSaint
Monday, February 16, 2009 @ 1:48:56 PM
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Yeah, bring us some SF5,

It's not that I didn't enjoy MGS1&2 mind you, but Itruly enjoyed SF1&2 way more than I did with MGS1&2.

I actually wound up playing SF1&2 straight through, but while playing MGS1&2, I'd wind up playing both for a short while, then stop, go back later, then stop.

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jaybiv
Monday, February 16, 2009 @ 1:58:53 PM
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I want to know what took them so long to think about putting SF on the PS3. A PS3 version should have been released a year ago. If this is true, Sony would have one heck of an exclusive lineup of action games with MGS, R2, KZ2 and SF5! That would be like the dream team of video games.

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tlpn99
Monday, February 16, 2009 @ 2:25:20 PM
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I got Syphon Filters 1-3 I didn't see 4 was it any good ?

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Deathstriker
Monday, February 16, 2009 @ 3:17:07 PM
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4...Omega strain??

hell yea it was good lol it was balling
esp in online use to pop on sp:os and play for
hours plus the ranks god knows how long it
took me to become a t4 lol must have been atlest 8 months

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Shellshock92
Monday, February 16, 2009 @ 6:45:34 PM
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Hell Yeah Omega Strain was CRAZY!!Customization and Co-op was great,they can't go wrong with another one of those.I can't wait to hear about this officially.

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