Sony’s mysterious first-party growth staff, centered completely on making ‘AAA’ PSVR video games, is closing down earlier than it even revealed its first recreation.
The studio, based mostly in Manchester, UK, was confirmed to be closing all the way down to GamesIndustry.biz. Based on the report, the transfer was made “to shut it as a part of our efforts to enhance effectivity and operational effectiveness”.
Sony opened the brand new studio in 2015, a 12 months forward of the launch of PSVR, with the goal of constructing video games completely for the headset. However, within the following 4 years, the developer continued to checklist jobs for brand spanking new workers with out ever revealing precisely what it was engaged on. Sure listings did point out that the sport was a ‘AAA’ title. The mission was additionally completely separate from the work carried out at Blood & Fact developer, Sony London.
At this time’s report doesn’t affirm if that mission has been formally scrapped or if it might need moved onto one other studio.
This does ship some questions on Sony’s dedication to PSVR as we head into the following era of PlayStation. PS5, as a result of launch this vacation season, will assist the unique headset when it launches. We additionally know Sony is prototyping a brand new headset, however there’s no phrase on if it should really launch.
That mentioned, there are lots of of different explanation why Sony may have chosen to shut the studio. We’re nonetheless ready on the reveal of the PS5 itself, the place we’ll hopefully be taught extra concerning the firm’s VR technique for the years forward.
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