Sony Team London Studio boosts rankings for online PS5 game
Sony London Studio is continue to staff for its PlayStation 5 online game. We have known about the production of this project for a while now, as it has been recruiting since the release of Blood & Truth for PSVR. While many expected him to continue his work in virtual reality with PSVR2it looks like the UK-based outfit is all about this multiplayer experience.
A Main Character Artist position refers to a “wide array of characters, skins, creatures, weapons, and gear,” but there are few clues outside of that. It seems like a big undertaking, however, with one recruitment post referring to “a unique opportunity to be at the heart of creating and realizing the next PlayStation icon(s).”
There seems to be a concerted effort under Hermen Hulst for PlayStation Studios to create more online multiplayer games. We know that Naughty Dog is working on a standalone multiplayer game set in The Last of Us universe, while Guerrilla Games is also supposed to be quietly tackling some sort of first-person shooter.
The platform holder has also signed publishing deals with Firewalk and Deviation Games, while a new Twisted Metal is also said to be in production at Firesprite. The success of games like Fortnite, and also the retention of PSMore subscribers, will likely influence its decision to create more online multiplayer games.
It’ll be interesting to see what London Studio cooks up here, especially considering they’re one of Sony’s most experienced VR developers. Assigning him to work on PSVR2 would have been a real godsend for the headset, but it was decided to explore this project online instead.