Japanese giant Sony has acquired British development team Firesprite, which is Sony’s third acquisition this year alone.
According to a Sony post via PlayStation BlogFiresprite studio has worked closely with the company, and both provided several titles together, helping the developer deliver both The Playroom and The Playroom VR. Firesprite is also behind The Persistance, a horror game that was originally released on PS4 as a PSVR game in the first place, but two years later it was made available on both consoles and PC.
In his words, Graeme Ankers, executive director of the British studio, said:
It’s a reunion-like moment, as Firesprite was formed by members of dissolved Sony Liverpool after it closed down in 2012 with over 250 people. The Firesprite team is a major addition to the PlayStation developer group as well.
and through Interview with GameIndustry Firesprite has confirmed that they’re working on games outside of the genres and categories currently covered by other Sony studios, meaning we’ll have a wide variety of games from Sony.
Sony’s acquisition of Firesprite studio is the company’s third acquisition in 2021. Last June, the company acquired Housemarque, the Finnish developer, who gave us the exclusive Returnal game PS5, while in July, the company announced its acquisition of Nixxes, a Dutch studio specializing in transferring exclusive games. to the PC platform. With this, Firesprite became the 14th studio among Sony’s global studios.