Sony buys The Playroom builders to bolster its PlayStation Studios

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Sony introduced that it’s going to purchase UK-based studio Firesprite, the builders of The Playroom and The Playroom VR. It’s unclear what Firesprite is perhaps engaged on in its new first-party capability, however executives are already hyping what’s to come back. “Firesprite’s potential to weave best-in-class gameplay with new expertise is outstanding and I feel followers can be enthusiastic about their artistic imaginative and prescient for the long run,” Hermen Hulst, the top of PlayStation Studios, mentioned in a press launch.

Firespite was based by staffers from Sony Interactive Leisure’s Liverpool studio, so there are already robust connections between the 2 firms. Whereas Firesprite’s expertise with The Playroom VR may counsel that the corporate is engaged on a recreation for Sony’s next-gen PlayStation VR headset, in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Hulst didn’t decide to something. “It’s too early to speak about what particular platforms or experiences that we’re going to collaborate on with Firesprite,” he mentioned. “However that have [in VR] may be very helpful.”

Firespite would be the 14th studio within the PlayStation Studios lineup. The acquisition is the third in what’s been one thing of a shopping for spree for Sony as of late; it acquired Returnal developer Housemarque in June and Dutch studio Nixxes in July. Different PlayStation Studios embrace large names like Ratchet & Clank builders Insomniac Video games, Horizon Zero Daybreak builders Guerrilla Video games, and The Final of Us builders Naughty Canine.