The PS5 is the newest generation of gaming. Over the last few years, Sony has acquired and closed several studios. When the PS4 generation was launched back in 2013, the PS4 was a different entity than it is now.
Some of the best PS5 games are available. This is a list of everything we know about what the leading 18 development studios at Sony Worldwide Studios are currently working on, or are at least fairly certain to be developing for PS5, PSVR, and possibly PC down the road.
The Sony Worldwide Studios brand was revealed on May 12, 2020. The brand seems to indicate that a game is being developed with Sony's aid as an exclusive title, providing distinction from timed exclusive deals. The video above is for any PS4 or PC game. Depending on the game, it can be tailored.
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Sony Interactive Entertainment has 18 game development studios, with a few being support teams that provide art, animation, and technical skill but do not and will not develop their own games. The Visual Arts Service Group is a team that helps in game development but is not counted as part of the proper team.
The studios are Sony Studios and Microsoft Studios.
For a long time, Sony Worldwide Studios was considered more prestigious than the Xbox Game Studios. Microsoft has made a number of acquisitions in the last few years, with the most recent being the purchase of Bethesda Softworks. Here is the current position. When the deal closes, Microsoft will have over 30 Xbox studios.
Sony Worldwide Studios.
The Xbox Studios.
The Sony Worldwide Studios have shut down the following studios.
The studio is located in Oregon. The studio was acquired by Sony in 2000. Over 130 developers have been created by the development of Days Gone.
In April of this year, Bend Studio released a game called Days Gone, a game about bikers surviving the apocalypse while hordes of Mutants roam the highways. While Days Gone wasn't a hit with critics, it did sell well and stayed in the top 10 games for several months.
One of the game directors, Jeff Ross, left the studio with another director. In the year 2021, we learned that Bend Studio is working on a new open-world intellectual property and that there is no sequel to Days Gone.
The location is in Austin, Texas.
Bluepoint Games is in Texas. The team worked on remakes and remasters in the past, such as Shadow of the Colossus for PS4 and the Demon's Souls PS5 remake. The team is working on a project.
It is located in Seattle, Washington.
The original Halo games were worked on by a Seattle team called Bungie. The studio is an independent subsidiary of Sony Interactive Entertainment and is still working on multi platform games. We decided to include them here for simplicity because the team does provide support to the studio.
Bungie is in the early stages of developing a new intellectual property.
It is located in the United Kingdom.
Firesprite is a U.K. team made up of former Sony developers. There are two teams working on a blockbuster single-player title and a multi-team game. Firesprite has grown with the acquisition of Fabrik Games.
The Killzone games were developed by Guerrilla Games, which was acquired by Sony in 2005. The Decima engine is maintained by Guerrilla and has grown to over 300 staff.
The Frozen Wilds expansion was released a few months after the February release of Horizon Zero Dawn. We called it one of our games of the decade because it sold over 10 million copies. There are job listings for work on another project in the game universe. According to new reports, there is a trilogy planned for Horizon Zero Dawn. The success of Zero Dawn made a sequel to PS 5 likely.
The rumors were confirmed with the announcement of the game, which is coming to PS5 and PS4 in February of 2022.
Before the sequel arrives, PC players were able to try the novel, which was published in Summer 2020. The director of Rainbow Six Siege was hired by Guerrilla in 2019. At the time, Guerrilla had job listings asking for experience. The studio could be working on a new Killzone game.
Haven was initially announced as working on a game in partnership with Sony. Haven was going to be acquired by Sony. Over 60 developers are working on a live-service game.
Housemarque is the newest addition to the first-party family of games. Returnal was a game that blended third-person action with arcade-style play.
Insomniac Games has a main office in Burbank, Calif., and a satellite studio in Durham, N.C., and has worked with Sony for over two decades on many classic games. It was acquired in August of 2019. Spider-Man is one of the most successful Sony exclusives of all time, having sold over 13 million copies since its release in September.
Insomniac has two PS5 projects in 2020, one of which is Spider-Man. The former was a PS5 launch title, while the latter was only available on PS5.
Insomniac revealed two more PS5-only games in September of 2021. One of these games is the movie "Wounded", while the other is the movie " Spider-Man 2". The former does not have a release window, while the latter does.
Insomniac Games is currently working on a game that has not been announced, according to job listings.
London Studio was founded in 2002 after merging the remaining teams at Team Soho and Camden Studio. The team has pioneered tech for the virtual reality platform. This tech was used in Blood & Truth, while a change of pace brought Erica to PS4.
London Studio should not make any announcements soon since they just released a game. The studio is likely to make a new PS4 virtual reality title.
The team is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and provides art and assets for other developers in Sony Worldwide Studios.
Media Molecule is located in the U.K. The studio worked on LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway. It was purchased in 2010 after a long collaboration with Sony. Dreams was worked on by the team. It is one of the smaller studios within Sony Worldwide Studios.
Dreams was released as of Feb. 14, 2020. Dreams is a game engine that can be turned into a game, allowing players to create whatever worlds or games they want and share them with other players.
With Dreams completed after seven years of development, don't expect Media Molecule to announce anything else soon. The studio is committed to post-launch support.
The video game studio that was bought by Sony in 2001 has a long history in the industry. The Last of Us was one of the games that it was responsible for. One of the most premier studios in existence, with a focus on cinematic stories, charismatic characters, and strong art direction, is the team at Naughty Dog.
The Last of Us Part II was supposed to be released on May 29, 2020, but was delayed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 epidemic. It was released in 2020. It is the largest game the studio has ever worked on, having been in development for six years. The Last of Us Part II will be a single-player-only game, despite the fact that the first title had a single-player mode. At some point in the future, the studio is planning to revisit the game as a single player game.
The ICE team at Sony provides custom technology to different Sony studios.
The original The Last of Us was a project that started as the Visual Arts Service Group but has since moved in-house, as reported.
In July of 2021, Sony acquired the software team known as Nixxes. Sony has confirmed that Nixxes will not be developing its own games, but will provide support to other teams, including knowledge of how to bring games to PC.
In 2015, Concrete Genie was released by the studio, which was created mainly by students and first-timers in San Mateo. Despite only a few developers working on the game, the latter was seen by critics as a step forward.
We don't know what the next project is, but it will likely retain the artistic style found in both the studio's games so far. Unreal Engine 5 will be used to develop the title, according to job listings.
Polyphony Digital has over 130 staff in four different studios in Amsterdam, Fukuoka, Japan, and Los Angeles. Polyphony is most well-known for the Gran Turismo series, the most recent is GT Sport, which has received a steady clip of updates.
Polyphony Digital has announced Gran Turismo 7 for the PS5 with a PS4 port confirmed later on, despite the initial promise of the game being PS5-exclusive. Gran Turismo 7 will be delayed until March 4, 2022.
The MLB studio was founded in 2001 by Sony in San Diego. The MLB series of licensed baseball games is what Sony San Diego is best known for.
MLB The Show 20 will be the last exclusive game in the franchise for Sony. The MLB organization announced late in the year that the games would be developed and released on other console platforms, with Microsoft and Nintendo making it clear which platform those were.
We shouldn't expect the studio to do anything except deliver yearly MLB games with the exception of developing for platforms outside of the PS.
The studio is located in San Mateo, Calif., and used to be known as SIE Foster City. A support team of animators and artists help oversee the development of different games in this part of the headquarters.
Sony Santa Monica, founded by Sony in 1999 and based in Los Angeles, has been the God of War studio for over a decade. God of War was released by the studio after having a new game canceled, and it went on to sell over 10 million copies a little over a year after release. It laid off the production team that worked with other studios because it canceled a new sci-fi movie. The studio has over 200 staff since the development of God of War.
With God of War's incredible sales and reception, a sequel was all but guaranteed. There was a new game revealed on September 16. The title was God of War Ragnarok. The God of War franchise will end with this game. It will arrive in 2022.
There are rumors that Sony Santa Monica is working on a new project. Due to Barlog working on something else and Eric Williams taking over as creative director on God of War Ragnarok, these rumors are more than justified.
The studio was purchased by Sony in 2011. Sly Cooper and the Infamous series were developed by Sucker Punch. The studio's staff has been hard at work on Ghost of Tsushima.
This new intellectual property was announced. Jin is a samurai who has to embrace the ways of ninjas to survive the invasion of Tsushima island. There was a tentative release window for Ghost of Tsushima. It arrived on July 17 after being delayed in June. Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut is a PS5 version of the game that was later released with a free co-op add-on.
This team is based in the U.K. and was founded in 2000 by Sony. Occasionally, internal European studios are supported by XDev Europe. Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, Tearaway, Until Dawn, Detroit: Become Human, and Sackboy: A Big Adventure are just a few of the games it has helped to develop. The team is assisting with the development of a game.
Since XDev Europe is a support group, it is unlikely that it is working on any internal games at the moment. European developers will likely have a hand in future collaborations with XDev Europe.
The studio was founded in 1993 by Sony in Tokyo and is the last remnant of the Japan Studio, which was composed of several different teams and worked on numerous titles in multiple genres. The Japan Studio collaborated with FromSoftware on Bloodborne.
Before most of the studio was shuttered, Japan Studio collaborated with Bluepoint Games on a remake of Demon's Souls for the PS5. The character from Astro Bot Rescue Mission was used to develop Astro's Playroom. It's a great way to test the dualsense controller and comes pre-installed on every PS5. Silent Hill creator Keiichiro Toyama is one of several veteran employees who have left the team to start their own studio.
The fifth studio to be directly acquired by PSone is Valkyrie Entertainment. The Seattle-based team worked on God of War in the past and lent their support to the upcoming God of War Ragnarok.
The rest of Sony Worldwide Studios is supported by this team. A small group of people within this team started working on a remake of The Last of Us, which is said to be being directed by the company, Naughty Dog.
There have been leadership changes at the top of SIE near the end of the PS4's lifecycle, but owners shouldn't be too concerned. Big, spectacular experiences are a huge part of the PS3 and will still be coming in the future according to Hermen Hulst, the new Head of Sony Worldwide Studios.
We will be updating this as we learn more about the lineup. There will be a lot of good games to grab in the future, regardless of whether you choose a PS5 or PS5 Digital Edition.