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Sony acquires another game developer, here’s what it could mean for PlayStation users – Times of India

September 9, 2021

Firesprite, a well-known developer for The Playroom and The Playroom VR, is now the 14th studio in the list of Sony PlayStation Studios. Earlier today, Sony announced the acquisition of the developer via an official blog.
“Firesprite is a creative and ambitious studio that is exceptional at building incredible experiences that truly showcase the potential of our hardware. The team’s technical and creative capabilities will be paramount to growing our stellar catalogue of exclusive games, and I think you’ll be excited for what’s to come”, Sony mentions in its official blog post.
Firesprite is a Liverpool-based gaming developer which was founded in 2012 with the vision of creating innovative games and has produced games like WipEout. The developer has also worked with Sony in the past and has co-developed games like The PlayRoom, The PlayRoom VR and Sackboy!Run.
Graeme Ankers, MD of Firesprite says, “PlayStation also gave us the opportunity to create our own IP, The Persistence, and we were given the creative freedom to explore, innovate, and release a survival horror game we are immensely proud of. Now, as a first party studio, we know we have the full support of PlayStation in furthering our heritage of combining creativity and technical innovation to offer some truly unique experiences for PlayStation fans”.
What it means for PlayStation users
As we already know, the developer has already worked with Sony to develop a couple of titles including a VR title. We can expect to see more first-party and exclusive titles in coming years. It can also be the successor to The PlayRoom, The Persistence and more.
Considering Sony has already confirmed the next-generation VR for PlayStation 5 along with a new VR controller and the horsepower the latest gaming console from the company packs, we can expect to see a wider portfolio of virtual reality games from the studio as well. Exact names and details aren’t available at the moment, but that’s also just a matter of time.

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