Why it matters: It appears to be one of Microsoft and Sony's main strategies in their current battle for control of the console to buy more studios. PlayStation Studios has acquired Firesprite - the 14th developer to have been added to the family. It might be better, but Sony still has a long way to go to beat its competition after the ZeniMax coup, which overtook Microsoft with big Bethesda and id Software franchises.
Sony has announced that it has built another development house under its PlayStation Studios umbrella. Firesprite, the studio behind The Playroom and The Playroom VR, is the 14th developer acquired by Sony to create the first-person experience for PlayStation. Several of the founders of Firesprite worked at Sony Studio Sony Interactive Entertainment. “A small number of Firesprite members came from Liverpool SIE Studios, and we are delighted to welcome them,” said Hermann Halst, President of PlayStation Studios. "Firesprite is an innovative and ambitious studio that excels at creating amazing experiences that truly showcase the capabilities of our devices."
< p> Sony closed the Wipeout studio in Liverpool in 2012, but resumed working with the newly formed Firesprite shortly after its founding. While The Playroom was more of a tech show than a game, Firesprite also released VR The Persistence in 2020.
The Persistence is a new retelling of a virtual reality survival horror game in which your friends can join in and help you or your disability through a mobile app. If you don't donate a VR headset, your friends can monitor your progress in the program, and if your friends are more sadistic, point them to useful items or right in the arms of a monster.
Firesprite has indicated that it is currently working on a new IP address, but it is in the early stages of development, so there are currently no specific details to disclose. "Today is a very exciting day for Firesprite as we join PlayStation Studio." "We're on our way!" said Gres Ankers, CEO of Firesprite. "We can't wait to show you what we've done." p>
PlayStation Studio received its 14th studio launch with developer Playroom Firesprite