We know what a few of the first-party PlayStation Studios groups are as much as, however others are shrouded in thriller for now. One of these is Bend Studio, who has been exhausting at work on…one thing…since ending up Days Gone again in 2019. While we all know that it’s not Days Gone 2—and most probably not a revival of Syphon Filter—Head of PlayStation Studios Hermen Hulst just lately stated that what Bend Studios is working on is a “great new concept.”

Hulst’s tweet got here as a reply to Bend Studio promoting plenty of job postings for varied positions on the studio.

While none of these job postings reveal any juicy particulars in regards to the upcoming Bend Studio game, they do seem to substantiate that it’s a “AAA title for PS5.” The description for the Animator position describes the necessity for “complex, believable, human animations,” whereas one other requests “a specialized focus on creating photo real physically-based shaders.” It appears that Bend is making a photo-realistic game that includes human characters.

Additionally, one position is the Senior Network Programmer, which “support[s]…low-level network issues (ex: TCP, UDP, etc.), multiplayer engine design/architecture, PSN platform services, digital rights management, patching, and digital commerce.” This could hint at a multiplayer element for Bend’s upcoming game, however the extra tasks of this place might point out in any other case.

Bend Studio has previously confirmed that it is working on a new IP, and never Days Gone 2. In reality, it was revealed that the fate of Days Gone 2 allegedly hinged on the overall Metacritic score of the primary game, which apparently wasn’t sufficient to persuade Sony {that a} sequel could be viable. The developer was hiring for its next project back in mid 2019, with pre-production underway before the end of the year.

As Head of PlayStation Studios, Hulst is clearly fairly conscious of what the crew is creating, solely hinting that it’s a “great new concept.” One leak earlier this month advised the crew may very well be creating a Men in Black title, based mostly on an EB Games preorder web page displaying Bend Studio because the developer on a canopy artwork mockup. This web page was rapidly taken down. (Interestingly, Men in Black was initially a comic book from Malibu Comics, now owned by Marvel, and the Men in Black movie IP is owned by Sony.)

When this mysterious Bend Studio venture will lastly see the sunshine of day stays to be seen.