Considering that it’s been several years since we’ve last seen anything out of the Syphon Filter series, we were starting to wonder if there were any plans to bring the franchise back at any point. If the latest rumor is to be believed, there are.
According to the latest issue of the Italian version of Official PlayStation Magazine, a new title – Syphon Filter 4 is in the works for the PlayStation 3, and could come as soon as winter 2012.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard something about Syphon Filter 4 recently. According to reports, Sony mistakenly published a page that more or less announced the title on their site back around E3, which they then promptly removed. Since then, Sony hasn’t made any mention of it.
The franchise has seen modest success over the past several years, particularly on the PSP, but it isn’t quite what it used to be back in the era of the original PlayStation. Sounds like a good enough reason for a good old fashioned reboot to me.
Assuming that the OPM Italy was correct in their report, we shouldn’t have to wait too long to hear some official confirmation from Sony.