The State of Sony PlayStation’s First-Social gathering Studios


We break down what PlayStation’s studios have within the works.

With Sony’s first stab at a Nintendo Direct style-presentation, the State of Play, within the books, it’s time to try what all of Sony’s main first-party studios are engaged on.

From lately launched hits like God of Battle to imminent releases like Days Gone to the eventual debuts of The final of Us Half 2 and Ghost of Tsushima, let’s check out what each studio in Sony’s steady is engaged on.

Although one fast be aware — we’re particularly discussing inside, first-party owned studios. So your Insomniac’s and Kojima Productions’ of the world don’t depend, even when they’re engaged on PlayStation exclusives.

Bend Studio

Final launch: Bend Studio’s final outing got here within the Uncharted universe, with the PlayStation Vita’s Uncharted Golden Abyss. The studio then labored on the cardboard sport Uncharted: Combat for Fortune (although we’re nonetheless ready on that Unkarted racing spinoff we’ve all needed).

At the moment engaged on/subsequent challenge: Days Gone, the following main first-party Sony sport to be launched. With an April 26 launch date, we’ve seen loads of Days Gone since its announcement, together with our newest hands-on preview of what it’s wish to tackle the freaker hordes.

Guerrilla Video games

Final launch: Horizon Zero Daybreak, the 2017 hit that launched PlayStation four homeowners to a world of fascinating robotic beasts to battle in an intriguing world. Guerrilla launched a giant enlargement to Horizon, The Frozen Wilds, later that yr.

At the moment engaged on/subsequent challenge: Whereas the studio had been primarily often called the home of Killzone, Guerrilla’s success with Horizon has primed them to proceed the franchise. Sony hasn’t correctly confirmed a sequel simply but, however given the tens of millions of copies offered, it feels extra like a “when” than an “if.”

Japan Studio

Final launch: Sony’s Japan Studio has been fairly prolific, both creating or co-developing loads of video games in simply the lifetime of PS4 alone. From work on Knack to The Final Guardian to PSVR breakout Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Japan Studio has been concerned in numerous main Sony first-party titles.

At the moment engaged on/subsequent challenge: Whereas we don’t know an excessive amount of about what the studio has arising subsequent, we do know they’re concerned in co-developing Everyone’s Golf VR with Clap Hanz for the sport’s Might launch.

London Studio

Final launch: London Studio has contributed each the PS4 launch SingStar Celebration and the PSVR title PlayStation VR Worlds to Sony’s current-gen output.

At the moment engaged on/subsequent challenge: Subsequent up is Blood & Fact, the long-awaited PSVR title impressed by the London Heist PlayStation VR Worlds expertise. And now we gained’t have to attend lengthy to play it, as Blood & Fact debuts in Might.

Manchester Studio

Sony began Manchester Studio in 2015, previously below the title North West Studio, for PSVR improvement. Nevertheless, we haven’t fairly seen a correct launch from them simply but. However with PSVR persevering with to be a giant push for Sony, hopefully we’ll see what this studio’s as much as quickly.

Media Molecule

Final launch: After pioneering the LittleBigPlanet franchise on PS3, Media Molecule ship Tearaway for the PlayStation Vita (which received a port to the PS4 in 2015).

At the moment engaged on/subsequent challenge: Desires! FOr primarily the lifetime of the PS4, followers have been ready for Media Molecule’s subsequent creation suite sport, and after a beta on the finish of 2018/early 2019, Desires will lastly be obtainable in early entry this spring.

Naughty Canine

Final launch: Through the lifetime of the PS4, Naughty Canine has labored on a port of The Final of Us, Uncharted four: A Thief’s Finish, and Uncharted: The Misplaced Legacy, the final of which launched in 2017.

At the moment engaged on/subsequent challenge: There’s a good probability you’ve heard The Final of Us Half II is in improvement. After its surprising announcement at PSX 2017, Sony has intermittently proven off the extremely anticipated sequel, together with with an E3 2019 gameplay demo. Sadly, we don’t have a launch date simply but.


Final launch: Entwined, which noticed a shock announcement and launch in 2014.

At the moment engaged on/subsequent challenge: Concrete Genie, the gorgeous action-adventure sport that provides gamers the ability of a magical paintbrush. Initially scheduled for a spring 2019 launch, Concrete Genie has been pushed to this fall, however together with that delay got here the announcement of a PSVR mode to accompany the primary marketing campaign.


Final launch: The Sony studio produced Gran Turismo Sport this technology, and has been busy offering content material updates and patches to the sport since its launch in 2017.

At the moment engaged on/subsequent challenge: For now, Polyphony stays onerous at work on GT Sport updates, nevertheless it’s a protected guess that, each time the studio broadcasts a brand new sport, “Gran Turismo” will probably be within the title.

San Diego Studio

Final launch: San Diego simply launched MLB: The Present 19, its annual baseball hit.

At the moment engaged on/subsequent challenge: Nothing introduced, with MLB 19 contemporary out of launch, however, we’re fairly assured saying, until the MLB shuts down this yr, that MLB: The Present 20 may probably come subsequent.

Sony Santa Monica

Final launch: God of Battle, IGN’s Greatest Sport of 2018 and an enormous evolution of the long-running Sony franchise.

At the moment engaged on/subsequent challenge: Nothing has been introduced right now, although given the various, many sport of the yr awards God of Battle gained, expectations are for some form of God of Battle sequel. And whereas we’ve talked in generalities in regards to the studio’s work on God of Battle and what’s forward with the sport’s director Cory Barlog, whether or not it’s a sequel or a completely new challenge, we’re eagerly anticipating what comes subsequent.

Sucker Punch

Final launch: Sucker Punch made the transition to the PS4 with its super- or anti-hero franchise Notorious. Notorious: Second Son and its enlargement Notorious: First Gentle, each got here out early on within the PS4’s lifecycle.

At the moment engaged on/subsequent challenge: Sucker Punch revealed its new challenge, a model new franchise, at Paris Video games Week 2017. Ghost of Tsushima is about to discover feudal Japan in a realized world, however we, sadly, don’t know when that journey is deliberate for launch simply but.

One Extra Factor

We don’t have the complete particulars simply but, however one other staff inside Sony’s first-party steady is assembling. Quentin Cobb, previously of Naughty Canine, has been assembling a staff for some unknown challenge. Many rumors have urged that the brand new staff is working in partnership with Naughty Canine to proceed the Uncharted franchise, however as of proper now that’s simply hypothesis Sony has but to substantiate. (We have beforehand reached out to Sony for touch upon this potential staff’s work and didn’t obtain remark.)

After all, after we hear extra about this studio or any of Sony’s different first-party groups, you possibly can remember to learn and watch about it on IGN. And naturally, for every part huge occurring on this planet of PlayStation, remember to try our weekly PlayStation present, Past!, for extra perception.

Jonathon Dornbush is IGn’s Information editor and host of Past! Discuss to him on Twitter @jmdornbush.

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