Sony buys The Playroom developer to strengthen its PlayStation Studios
Sony has introduced that it’ll take over the British studio Firesprite, the builders of The Playroom and The Playroom VR. It is unclear what Firesprite may be engaged on in its new first-party capability, however executives are already hyping what’s to return. “Firesprite’s ability to interweave world-class gameplay with new technology is exceptional and I think fans will be delighted with their creative vision for the future,” stated Hermen Hulst, director of PlayStation Studios, in a press launch.
Firespite was based by workers of Sony Interactive Leisure’s Liverpool studio, so there are already shut ties between the 2 corporations. Whereas Firesprite’s expertise with The Playroom VR would possibly counsel the corporate is engaged on a recreation for Sony’s next-generation PlayStation VR headset, Hulst made no commitments in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz. “It’s too early to talk about what specific platforms or experiences we’ll be partnering with Firesprite on,” he stated. “However this expertise [in VR] could be very precious. “
Firesprite would be the 14th studio within the PlayStation Studios sequence
Firespite would be the 14th studio within the PlayStation Studios sequence. The acquisition is the third in a latest shopping for frenzy for Sony; It acquired Returnal developer Housemarque in June and Dutch studio Nixxes in July. Different PlayStation Studios embody large names like Ratchet & Clank builders Insomniac Video games, Horizon Zero Daybreak builders Guerrilla Video games and The Final of Us builders Naughty Canine.