Sony takes over Developer Firesprite The Persistence

Sony wants another developer studio: as Gamesindustry.biz reports, the Group has taken over the British company Firesprite, whose most familiar title of recent years is the Persistence (to the Test). The procedural space horror first appeared for VR platforms and was later implemented for the classic screen.

The studio was founded in 2012 et al. Of former employees from Sonys Studio Liverpool (WipeOut, formerly psyngnosis). It worked together with Team Asobi (Astro-Bot series) to the experimental collections The Playroom and The Playroom VR. According to the industry magazine, about 250 employees work in the rapidly growing studio, which is likely to bring a lot of experience. PlayStation Studio Chef Hermen Hulst sees the technical and creative skills as outstanding , which is an important factor to expand the catalog of exclusive plays.

Already in February, on the basis of a job advertisement, Firesprite (The Persistence) was apparently working on a VR title to a most original and most successful console IPs of the past ten years – were sold by the multimillion units . He should raise a whole new chapter in a highly original universe , which uses the full immersive possibilities of VR .

After Sony’s Firesprite purchase, the chances are likely to decline significantly that quest and PC VR users sometime also enjoy the new game. PS5 owners can probably make greater hopes: According to unconfirmed leaks from different sources Sony relies heavily on a hybrid strategy for titles, which appear both for the headset and TV for his upcoming VR headset. In this area, Firesprite was able to gain an extensive experience with The Persistance already extensively.