We know that Guerilla Games are working on things other than Killzone. Despite being hard at work on Shadow Fall and presumably providing plenty of assistance on the Vita spin off, Mercenaries, they’ve hinted at new IP in interviews going back for months.
Now, we might have a small indication of what that might be. A name, at least.
Sony has registered a trade mark for “The Order: 1886” via its American office. But, with some digging, the same trade mark was actually filed in Europe last month. That filing was made by Sony’s Benelux office – the region that houses Guerilla Games’ Netherland’s headquarters.
So, we have a name and we have some evidence that it might be linked to the Killzone developers. And that’s all. Let’s not let that stop us speculating a little bit though!
1886 was the year that the first world chess championships were held so perhaps they’re making a gritty reboot of, er, Chess. Nope? Well, it was also the year that Burma was given to Queen Victoria for her birthday. Maybe Guerrilla is making a game about gifting entire countries to fabulously wealthy monarchs? Probably not that, either. Well, how about – and I’m quite excited about this one – 1886 was the year that Apache war general, Geronimo, finally surrendered to the US troops who had been chasing him around Arizona for thirty years? Probably not that, either.
“The Order” makes it sound like it might have slightly occult overtones. Maybe “1886” refers to the number of trade mark reports we’ll have to make before E3 this year?