Sony’s newest PlayStation Studio acquisition, Firesprite, has began recruiting for a number of initiatives, which embody collaborations, a story journey recreation, an motion shooter, and a “blockbuster” action-adventure title. Based on the most recent XboxEra podcast (mockingly, we all know), considered one of these initiatives additionally features a VR recreation set within the Horizon universe.
The rumor comes from Xbox Period co-founder Nick Baker, who has heard from insider sources that the developer is engaged on a Horizon VR recreation for the PSVR 2 headset. Apparently the sport is not going to be a VR model of Horizon Forbidden West or the beforehand rumored Horizon Zero Dawn VR title. He “didn’t get informed if it’s a full-blown recreation like Half-Life: Alyx, or if it’s an ‘expertise’ like that Batman [Arkham] factor” both.
Whereas this sounds nice, it’s value making an allowance for that Baker has a hit or miss observe document relating to leaks and insider info. Whereas he appropriately leaked the existence of the Iki Island expansion for Ghost of Tsushima (though he referred to as it a standalone recreation), he incorrectly predicted the reveal of an inFAMOUS title ultimately week’s PlayStation Showcase. Different rumors but to be confirmed embody the delayed announcement of Sony’s acquisition of Bluepoint Games and the event of a Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver remaster.
What is certainly true is that Firesprite is recruiting for greater than 40 positions throughout a number of initiatives. These embody working with Cloud Imperium Video games on Star Citizen: Theaters of Struggle and with “a revered shopper to broaden the dwell ops pipeline of their already established [open world] title.” Nonetheless, the developer additionally has a number of new IPs in growth. One in every of these is a “blockbuster” motion journey title for which there have been few particulars. One other is described as a AAA high quality “ground-breaking subsequent technology PvP shooter venture with a Video games as a Service focus.” That is within the early phases of growth and might be a multi-platform venture.
The third and closing venture for which the group was recruiting is a AAA “darkish, story-driven subsequent technology ‘Narrative Journey’ with style defining objectives.” This recreation is being developed in partnership with one other undisclosed firm they usually’re seeking to take “environment, storytelling, participant company and narrative firmly into ground-breaking territory.” The sport may have 3D characters, a branching narrative, “a robust storyline, sturdy character arcs, and compelling dialogue.”
On the time of their acquisition, Head of PlayStation Studios Hermen Hulst said Firesprite’s video games could be “experiences which you can anticipate will be quite different from the groups that you’re conversant in at PlayStation Studios.” Regardless of the group does produce, we’ll simply have to attend for any additional particulars.