PS5: A new studio officially joins the ranks of the PlayStation family!

Business news PS5: A new studio officially joins the ranks of the PlayStation family!

If Sony Interactive Entertainment does not make significant acquisitions of Activision-Blizzard by Microsoft, the company nonetheless remains very active. It recently acquired Bluepoint, Firesprite, Housemarque, Nixxes and Valkyrie Entertainment.

Another big purchase is in progress, It’s Bungie, who will however continue to operate completely independently. However, this acquisition takes time, especially because the authorities must verify that it does not impede free competition and that it does not upset the market equilibrium.

Haven, Jade Raymond’s new studio (Assassin’s Creed, Star Wars)

If you’ve been following the brand’s news, you definitely know it In the last year, Jade Raymond, passing through Ubisoft, EA, Google Stadia, and even Sony Online, created her own studio., Baptist Haven. This new entity that recruited a lot during the months following the announcement, You are developing a PS5 exclusive title. And so, in the deluge of paybacks, we wondered if Sony wouldn’t get our hands on the tiny studio, securing a new exclusivity in the process.

In fact, this idea was already on the minds of Sony officials, which announced last March that Haven Studios would become part of the PlayStation Studios ‘family’ with “Independent publisher field of view and large studio resources”. The team is developing Currently a multiplayer experience The “talk” that goes “Bring players together in a positive and meaningful way”Head of studios Hermann Holst recently pointed out.

PS5: A new studio officially joins the ranks of the PlayStation family!

The studio is now officially integrated

For her part, Jade Raymond promises an adventure based on A systematic and evolving world based on freedom, excitement and full playabilitywhich will be part of gaming service from Sony. But like any refund, it takes longer or shorter before that Integration is ineffective. It’s over nowas Hermen Hulst wrote on the PlayStation Blog:

Today, I’m thrilled to announce that Haven Studios has officially joined PlayStation Studios! Jade Raymond delights us with all her experience in this field, as well as her fierce passion for game innovation. Haven’s leadership team also consists of longtime industry experts, who have helped create iconic games and franchises that many of us still enjoy today.

At Haven, we have created a culture of kindness, resilience and courage to unleash your creativity. Our first PlayStation franchise is gearing up to deliver an AAA multiplayer experience with an ever-evolving world centered around freedom, passion, and excitement to keep gamers entertained for years to come. Today, Team Haven begins a new phase in their adventure by joining the PlayStation Studios family.

Working with Hermen, Connie Booth and the entire PlayStation team last year has been a career highlight. SIE is a real support who fully understands what the creative process is and what makes AAA successful. They have given us carte blanche to bring our daring project to life and make our dreams come true. Therefore, we are pleased to take this opportunity to strengthen our partnership, says Jade Raymond.

A large number of staff and research and development department in the program

PS5: A new studio officially joins the ranks of the PlayStation family!

Haven Studios now consists of 106 people, mostly from Ubisoft, Stadia or EA Motive. These employees are gradually finding their offices, deserted due to the pandemic. Shared position by Jade Raymond, who, like many developers, prefers to be able to exchange directly with their colleagues. The studio will also benefit from Its own R&D departmentin which we will find in particular the PS4 engineer, Mark Cerny :

This is not only related to the cloud, but also to more future research and development. I can’t say much at the moment, but that’s clearly one of the things we like about our partnership with PlayStation. Of course, Mark Cerny is also a rock star, and being able to collaborate with him is really exciting.


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