Killzone 3 possibly not this year

Killzone 3 will not be released this year, developer Guerrilla Games’ co-founder and managing director Hermen Hulst reportedly said at the game’s unveiling to the press in Amsterdam.

Today’s official announcement of the game didn’t make mention of a specific release date or even a launch window, so there’s no formal confirmation of this, but it certainly sounds plausible.

Launching the game next year would give the studio around two years to complete the jetpack-powered title — Killzone 2 launched in February 2009 — a time frame followed by many other AAA sequels.

But, official word will come during E3 next month, surely.