Sony recently bought the developer studio Haven Studios. This was founded only a year ago by industry veteran Jade Raymond , which has worked among other things at ubisoft and electronic arts . At the first game of the studio as part of the Playstation Studios it should be a completely new brand, with main focus on a multiplayer experience.
Is Sony’s future in multiplayer?
Sony is well known for her narrative singleplayer games , such as God of War , The Last of US , and the Spider Man Games . Some fans could understandably fear through the acquisition of Haven Studios and the announcement of a pure multiplayer title that Sony wants to concentrate more on live service games in the future. The acquisition bungies, which are known for their live service game Destiny, is also strengthening this fear.
This concern has now been invalidated by Hermen Hulst, the Head of Playstation Studios, in an interview with gamesindustry.biz:
_ “Of course we will continue to develop these narrative single-player games like Ghost of Tsushima, The Last of Us and Horizon Forbidden West.” _
Singleplayer games are therefore still a priority for the company, but Sony also wants to enlarge their library on live service titles:
_ “We have invested in live service games, because this is incredibly exciting for us. It allows us to build larger worlds, it allows us to create really meaningful social connections between players.” _
Jade Raymond himself has already shared her enthusiasm to work with PlayStation in the future:
_ “The collaboration with Hermen, Connie Booth and the PlayStation Team last year is one of the highlights of our career. It is a reliable partner who knows exactly the creative process and the prerequisites for the development of a first-class blockbuster game. They have Supported and encouraged to bring our bold vision to life and let our dreams come true, and we are very pleased to deepen this opportunity to deepen our partnership. “_
The last Sony State of Play turned completely around the new Hogwarts Legacy. We got a first insight into the gameplay of the new Open World Title. Hogwarts Legacy should also be released for the Nintendo Switch, and also a certain unforgivable curse can be applied in the game. Quidditch, however, will probably not become part of the game.
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