Sony has bolstered its PlayStation Studios with the addition of The Playroom and The Playroom VR (PS VR) developers Firesprite. The acquisition of the UK-based studio brings the total number of PlayStation Studios to 14.
“Firesprite is a creative and ambitious studio that is exceptional at building incredible experiences that truly showcase the potential of our hardware,” Head of PlayStation Studios Hermen Hulst wrote in a blog post. “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.”
A number of the Firesprite team already come from Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Studio Liverpool so the integration should be smooth. Firesprite was founded in 2012 and the studio has worked on many projects including Run Sackboy! Ru and its own IP, The Persistence.
Firesprite joins an exclusive list of PlayStation Studios including The Last of Us Part II developers Naughty Dog, Ratchet & Clank developers Insomniac Games, Ghost of Tsushima developers Sucker Punch, and the recently acquired Returnal developers Housemarque.