Back in 1999 on the Playstation 1, a new series was bought to the fort in the name of Syphon Filter. You played a character called Gabriel Logan who was an operative of The Agency. Your task was to track down and stop an international terrorist called, Erich Rhoemer in whatever way possible. The game was a mixture of Metal Gear Solid and Splinter Cell with action thrown into the mix for good measure. The game was also released on the Playstation Network for use on both the PS3 and also the PSP but never quite lived up to expectations.
The game received favourable review scores which in turn see developers, Eidetic release a follow up title named Syphon Filter 2 (never would of guessed that!) on the Playstation 1 and again like the first instalment of the Syphon Filter series, it was released later on the Playstation Store on the PS3. The game pretty much started off where the first title ended and again, received favourable scores within the industry. Next to come along was Syphon Filter 3 (again, never would of guessed that!) and this version in the series also see some good reviews, although not as good as the previous two installements.
Since then, we have seen other Syphon Filter titles released and a couple of good versions on the PSP but the overall receptions of these titles were nowhere near as likeable as the original titles on the PS1. We have seen – Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain (first PS2 version), Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror (first PSP version), Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow (PSP) and a online multiplayer-exclusive title on the PSN named, Syphon Filter: Combat Ops but none really lived up to what fans wanted of the series on a whole which is a shame as the series is one i used to play day after day on the PS1 but i lost interest after that due to the games lacking that magic that they did previously.
So now we have got past the brief look at Syphon Filters past, the point of this post is to say the series looks like it’s on its way back to console gaming. Rumours have been flying about for quite a while now but it does seem like we will see Gabriel Logan doing his stuff again at some point. Although Sony have not yet confirmed that this is defiantly the case, a few industry contacts have stated that the game will be back and it’s just a matter of time before Sony actually confirm this as fact.
I for one am not surprised one bit as it’s a series that a lot of people miss after speaking to people about the series a while back and it’s an IP that Sony could develop even further and with enough time and skill, get Syphon Filter back to where it belongs like it was back in the late 90’s and early 00’s. I for one am looking forward to that!.
Watch this space to see more developments about this story as it happens but I’m very confident that it will happen, just you wait and see. Maybe E3 is the time and the place? Let’s hope so.
Thanks for reading.