Firesprite Games, the devs behind titles like The Playroom and co-creators of WipEout, is now part of the PS family as it becomes the newest acquisition by Sony following Nixxes Software back in July.
As announced on the PS Blog, Hermen Hulst welcomes the team and says that 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.”
Firesprite Games is a UK-based studio that is comprised of 250 talented devs and at the moment, it is not known what they are working on. Speaking to Gamesindustry.biz, Hulst mentions that while they are well versed in VR, “It’s too early to talk about what specific platforms or experiences that we’re going to collaborate on with Firesprite. But that experience is very valuable.”
Managing director of Firesprite Graeme Ankers is likewise thankful for the opportunity, saying “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.”