Sony’s newest PlayStation Studio, Firesprite, has introduced it has acquired Fabrik Games, the studio that helped develop The Persistence for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam, Oculus, and Viveport. The goal of the acquisition is that Fabrik helps Firesprite to “strengthen SIE’s catalog of exclusive games.”
Fabrik Games is the developer behind isometric stealth shooter Filthy Lucre and PSVR platformer The Lost Bear. They then teamed up with Firesprite to assist them port their PSVR survival horror title The Persistence to different platforms. Fabrik was initially based in 2014 by Graeme Ankers, the person who’s now Firesprite’s Managing Director, as he wished “to create, publish, and support new gaming experiences coming out of Manchester.” Their essential function now shall be to play “a key role” in serving to Firesprite to strengthen the catalog of unique video games at Sony Interactive Entertainment. Ankers mentioned:
I’m delighted to announce that we’ll be bringing Fabrik Games and Firesprite collectively as a part of our thrilling subsequent step with PlayStation Studios. They are a crew of passionate and dedicated builders, led by business veterans who’ve labored on many AAA franchises. We’re wanting ahead to bolstering our inventive expertise as we proceed on our journey to provide actually distinctive experiences for PlayStation followers.
The acquisition brings the full variety of workers at Firesprite to 265. Fabrik was engaged on a AAA title though particulars on that challenge are few and much between. Job posts from a number of months in the past point out a sci-fi horror title, nevertheless this may be a reasonably good description of The Persistence. Meanwhile, rumors have been circulating that Firesprite is engaged on a Horizon PSVR title. The studio has a number of initiatives on the go proper now, together with a “blockbuster” motion journey title, a subsequent era PvP shooter, and a darkish, story-driven subsequent era Narrative Adventure. They’re additionally collaborating with different builders on current titles like Star Citizen: Theaters of War.