Sony has been bulking up its first-party lineup over the previous few years by sucking up studios like Insomniac Video games, Housemarque, and Nixxes Software program, simply to call a couple of. It has added yet one more developer to the record by buying Firewalk Studios.
Firewalk Studios has not but launched a recreation, however is growing an authentic AAA multiplayer title for PlayStation 5 and PC. It’s a pretty new studio that opened its doorways in 2018 and was below ProbablyMonsters, a singular firm that was designed to not publish video games, however incubate a number of groups and supply stability and sustainability. The PlayStation Weblog publish gestures at that notion, too, by saying that ProbablyMonsters “helped turbocharge” the studio to start with.
Head of PlayStation Studios Hermen Hulst talked concerning the new group in that very same publish by saying that Sony “[continues] to be impressed by the group’s ambitions to construct a contemporary multiplayer recreation that connects gamers in new and progressive methods” and that it will assist develop Sony’s stay service portfolio. Nevertheless, it’s nonetheless not clear what sort of recreation this will probably be, however the studio is made up of veterans who’ve labored on Future, Name of Obligation, Bioshock Infinite, Apex Legends, Mass Impact, and Guitar Hero.
Sony had beforehand revealed a partnership with ProbablyMonsters and Firewalk in 2021 when it introduced the aforementioned multiplayer recreation. It’s simply one in all many multiplayer video games Sony has within the works, because it sits alongside of The Final of Us‘ multiplayer entry, the net Horizon spin-off, the rumored Twisted Metallic title, and Haven Studios’ mysterious first recreation, simply to call a couple of. As of February 2022, Sony mentioned it had plans to ship 10 stay service video games by 2026.
Sony’s acquisition spree has included a number of builders over time. This kicked off when it purchased Insomniac Video games in 2019 earlier than choosing up Valkyrie Leisure, Nixxes Software program, Housemarque, Firesprite, Fabrik Video games, Crew Asobi, and Bluepoint Video games in 2021, and Savage Sport Studios, Bungie, and Haven Studios in 2022.