Sony’s newest PlayStation Studio acquisition, Firesprite, has began recruiting for a number of initiatives, which embrace collaborations, a story journey game, an motion shooter, and a “blockbuster” action-adventure title. According to the most recent XboxEra podcast (mockingly, we all know), one of these initiatives additionally features a VR game set within the Horizon universe.
The rumor comes from Xbox Era co-founder Nick Baker, who has heard from insider sources that the developer is engaged on a Horizon VR game for the PSVR 2 headset. Apparently the game 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 told if it’s a full-blown game like Half-Life: Alyx, or if it’s an ‘experience’ like that Batman [Arkham] thing” both.
While this sounds nice, it’s value taking into consideration that Baker has a hit or miss observe document when it comes to leaks and insider info. While he appropriately leaked the existence of the Iki Island expansion for Ghost of Tsushima (though he referred to as it a standalone game), he incorrectly predicted the reveal of an inFAMOUS title ultimately week’s PlayStation Showcase. Other rumors but to be confirmed embrace the delayed announcement of Sony’s acquisition of Bluepoint Games and the event of a Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver remaster.
What is unquestionably true is that Firesprite is recruiting for greater than 40 positions throughout a number of initiatives. These embrace working with Cloud Imperium Games on Star Citizen: Theaters of War and with “a respected client to expand the live ops pipeline of their already established [open world] title.” However, the developer additionally has a number of new IPs in improvement. One of these is a “blockbuster” motion journey title for which there have been few particulars. Another is described as a AAA high quality “ground-breaking next generation PvP shooter project with a Games as a Service focus.” This is within the early phases of improvement and can be a multi-platform undertaking.
The third and remaining undertaking for which the workforce was recruiting is a AAA “dark, story-driven next generation ‘Narrative Adventure’ with genre defining goals.” This game is being developed in partnership with one other undisclosed firm they usually’re wanting to take “atmosphere, storytelling, player agency and narrative firmly into ground-breaking territory.” The game may have 3D characters, a branching narrative, “a powerful storyline, strong character arcs, and compelling dialogue.”
At the time of their acquisition, Head of PlayStation Studios Hermen Hulst said Firesprite’s video games would be “experiences that you can expect will be quite different from the teams that you are familiar with at PlayStation Studios.” Whatever the workforce does produce, we’ll simply have to look forward to any additional particulars.