Sony Acquires The Persistence Developer Firesprite
Sony Acquires The Persistence Developer Firesprite 8

Sony Interactive Leisure at the moment introduced it’s buying Firesprite, the developer of VR horror hit, The Persistence.

The acquisition was introduced over on the PlayStation Weblog, although no monetary particulars of the deal have been disclosed. Firesprite itself is predicated in Liverpool, UK and options members of WipeOut developer Sony Liverpool, which closed its doorways in 2012. Alongside The Persistence, which launched as a timed unique for PSVR, the group labored on The Playroom VR too.

Sony Buys Persistence Dev

Neither Sony nor Firesprite confirmed what their subsequent venture might be, nor made any point out of working in VR particularly. That mentioned, in February of this yr we reported that Firesprite was hiring for a VR sport primarily based on one of many “profitable multimillion promoting console IP titles within the final 10 years.” The sport might be a “entire new chapter” in a “extremely unique universe” and make the most of “the complete immersive capabilities in VR”.

Job listings for that sport, described as an action-adventure, are nonetheless stay on Firesprite’s web site. On the time, we speculated that the venture might be tied to Sony given the group’s shut hyperlinks to PlayStation. The corporate has a number of different initiatives within the works, although it’s not clear if these are VR-supported or not.

Notably, the information additionally comes after Sony closed one other PSVR-exclusive developer within the close by city of Manchester final yr. That group was reported to have been engaged on a helicopter motion sport for the headset.

The headline additionally breaks as we await extra details about the confirmed PS5 VR headset. We all know it’s not releasing this yr and that we received’t see it at Thursday’s massive PlayStation Showcase, however we expect to listen to far more in 2022. UploadVR was the primary to disclose specs for the system earlier this yr.

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