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Sony Bend Not Working On New Syphon Filter, Sadly

Sony Bend has been working on a PlayStation 4 game for several years now, and lots of fans were hoping it was the triumphant return of Syphon Filter.

But you might have to drop that notion.

According to DualShockers citing a Reddit user ("athey") who claims to be a former employee of the Sony Bend studio, it's not a Syphon Filter sequel. She worked there for 8 years and knows what they're working on now but she won't spill the beans. She did say, however:

"John Garvin got burned out on Syphon Filter. He wanted to make something different. People seem to like to ignore that Gabe Logan died at the end of Logan’s Shadow. Garvin literally killed off the main character so he wouldn’t have to make any more SF games. Plus, despite all the praise, they didn’t sell. Very low sales all around."

She added that the team pitched the idea of doing a new inFamous and Uncharted for PlayStation Vita, but those projects fell through. That's too bad but we'll definitely be interested in what Sony Bend is making for PS4 and if it isn't Syphon Filter, will it be similar...?

Guess we'll have to wait and see.

Tags: sony bend, syphon filter, syphon filter sequel

1/22/2015 9:28:05 PM Ben Dutka

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 22, 2015 @ 11:19:17 PM
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There's much better games for Bend to work on.

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bigrailer19
Friday, January 23, 2015 @ 12:18:32 AM
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I certainly wasn't hoping it was Syphon Filter. I totally get what she's saying and it makes sense. Move on and do something you're passionate about.

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xenris
Friday, January 23, 2015 @ 12:51:29 AM
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I loved the First Syphon Filter game on the PS1, and the first game on the PSP. The rest were so so.

I'm indifferent about this, it would have been cool for a reboot but at the same time I'm not going to lose sleep about it.

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FAREEZ
Friday, January 23, 2015 @ 1:11:32 AM
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What, Logan is dead? But how? Snake killed him?

Last edited by FAREEZ on 1/23/2015 1:12:19 AM

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sawao_yamanaka
Friday, January 23, 2015 @ 6:35:49 AM
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His death was left in the air, they were even working on a comic that they hyped up and never continued. So clearly the story is there, they just don't know where to go with it :/.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 23, 2015 @ 8:33:56 AM

just like Cole and inFamous

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sawao_yamanaka
Friday, January 23, 2015 @ 9:13:16 AM

With cole they took the cheap way and made the good ending canon. So he is dead, but since it is a "comic" book game you know how they always stay "dead" ;p.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 23, 2015 @ 10:49:56 AM

the lightning bolt on his coffin told me it was wide open. See: Friday the 13th part 6.

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Bio
Friday, January 23, 2015 @ 6:51:02 PM
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The only Syphon Filter game I ever played was the second one and it was an exercise in tedium and frustrating trial and error. I couldn't care less about another installment.

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Godslim
Friday, January 23, 2015 @ 9:44:46 PM
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I actually loved the sf games on ps1 and psp, would have been nice to see a next gen one.

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ricksterj
Sunday, January 25, 2015 @ 12:06:14 PM
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How about a PS4 (if not PS3) SF HD collection?

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DjStiv3
Sunday, January 25, 2015 @ 6:37:36 PM

its not really possible for syphon filter to get an HD treament..
yes dark mirror and logans shadow could have gotten it from PSP, (perhaps omega strain on ps2 as well) but you cant remake ps1 games, even FF7 on ps4 will still be grainy garbage compared to any other game.

What they should do is make a remake that includes the first 3 games and the stories plots etc, all in one long game. Perhaps some missions can be skipped for the sake of condensing everything, but it would be real cool.

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DjStiv3
Sunday, January 25, 2015 @ 6:33:40 PM
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doesnt matter if a character dies, many ways of coming back too... does everyone avoid the fact teresa lipan diead in syphon filter 2? and was alive in 3?

at any rate i say they could have continued it, and especially with a new character, perhaps gabes long lost son has to investigate logans death in full etc.

i would have loved a new SF game, they could have made it handheld only and continued it onto the vita, i doubt sales were too bad, i mean its Syphon Filter, they have always done ok and been awesome games and multiplayer/online has been done well too. They should make another and just keep it a handheld series, id buy another day 1, even if it was a remake of the original trilogy or something.

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Rachet_JC_FTW
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 @ 5:39:05 PM
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anything for the ps4 coming out of the sony 1st party studios anyone and everyon whats to know whats going on there

happy gaming

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