Sony is adding another developer to its PlayStation Studios group. The company is making the announcement today. Acquisition of Firewalk Studios. Formed in 2018 and supported by experienced developers from Bungie, Firewalk Studios was already ready to release its first project on PlayStation platforms. Now, it will be a completely first-party release.
“I am excited to announce that we have expanded our relationship with Firewalk Studios and welcome them to PlayStation Studios,” said Hermann Hilst, head of PlayStation. “Firewalk is home to a remarkably talented team of creators who have created some of the most iconic gaming experiences, and are already hard at work on their first original AAA multiplayer game for PlayStation.”
We are pleased to announce that joining Firewalk. @playstation Studios! It’s an honor to be a part of such a talented community of developers and start the next chapter of our studio journey. https://t.co/cXHOEgNI0o
— Firewalk Studios (@FirewalkStudios) April 20, 2023
Not much information about Firewalk’s inaugural game has been released yet. All that is known is that it will be a AAA multiplayer live service title based on an original IP. “We’re excited for Firewalk to bring our technical and creative expertise to PlayStation Studios to help expand our live service operations and deliver something truly special for gamers,” added Hulst.
Usually known for its blockbuster single-player campaigns, this is the third recent acquisition by Bungie. Haven Studios, to expand its lackluster multiplayer market from Sony. The company has already revealed that it plans to release at least 10 first-party live service games for PlayStation 5 before 2026.