New PlayStation Studio Firesprite Is Working on a ‘New AAA Narrative Adventure’

1 : Anonymous2021/09/18 00:31 ID: pqcafw
New PlayStation Studio Firesprite Is Working on a 'New AAA Narrative Adventure'
2 : Anonymous2021/09/18 00:40 ID: hd9xpm6

This is great 🙂 Sony made a good purchase with them.

3 : Anonymous2021/09/18 00:48 ID: hd9yn2a

That makes 4 games they're working on, well, 3.5; •A AAA game based on a "multi-million selling IP" for PS VR 2 (Horizon spinoff claimed by various outlets) •A AAA narrative adventure new IP •A FPS new IP •Star Citizen multiplayer (the .5 to that 3.5 games)

Fantastic purchase from Sony.

ID: hda1grr

The 'multi million selling IP' is wipEout for PSVR2, NOT the mobile version that just dropped.

I read it as it was their IP, not a Sony IP they are working on?

But yes, add this to their list.

ID: hdahbhe

The multi million selling IP is also referred to as an original IP which is a globally recognized action RPG in the last ten years. Which is why people think it's Horizon VR.

ID: hdb234m

I think wipeout will be a hybrid game

ID: hdbng6d

Yeah no, it's not WipEout since it is based on an RPG - further, just because they're ex-Studio Liverpool staff doesn't automatically mean they're doing WipEout either.

ID: hda8fxk

the mobile ver was not made by them?

ID: hdaht4q

The FPS and Star Citizen game might be the same thing, no?

ID: hdbnjhw

No, the FPS, iirc, was stated as a new IP in the listings.

4 : Anonymous2021/09/18 03:13 ID: hdafjo9

Are we EVER going to get some word on Bluepoint?

I wish Sony would AT LEAST comment on the situation!

ID: hdb8kku

I would love that too. If they came out swinging with a Silent Hill remake announcement as well as the acquisition, I'd lose my shit.

ID: hdbctwx

They'll probably announce it when they announce what they're working on for them. End of this yea

of next imo.

ID: hddmnqn

I hope you're right!

5 : Anonymous2021/09/18 14:31 ID: hdc31m2

KNACK 3 baby I'm holding onto hope

ID: hdd18z6

Every man’s dream.

6 : Anonymous2021/09/18 08:16 ID: hdb572u

What about bluepoint acquisition??

7 : Anonymous2021/09/18 03:50 ID: hdajirc

Its going to be a PS VR game right ?

ID: hdbcsnr

Very likely seeing as the studio has a super heavy VR focus and PSVR2 is launching next year.

8 : Anonymous2021/09/18 02:43 ID: hdac2pl

Mostly it will be for PSVR2

9 : Anonymous2021/09/18 18:33 ID: hdd1ayd

When was the last time a Sony studio didn't a narrative game?

ID: hddcgly

and why shouldn’t they storytelling goes great in gaming as long as you don’t sacrifice too much interactivity

ID: hddme37

I don't have a problem with storytelling in games but Sony games go too far when it comes to sacrificing interactivity. There are far too many times in these games where you're just holding the analog stick forward walking slowly through hallways while a group characters are just talking, restricting movement from the player.

Whether it's games like gow, tlou, or uncharted, games with numerous sections like this and being praised widespread, causing other games to try to imitate them. That's the problem most of us who complain about this have. They try to pass themselves off as being cinematic but they come across as empty padding.

10 : Anonymous2021/09/18 02:11 ID: hda8ck5

No really? Who would have known.

11 : Anonymous2021/09/18 14:30 ID: hdc2ucq

So another handholding scripted linear game with quick time events. No thanks I think those belong into the old gen.

ID: hdcm9j0

SIE literally said Firesprite will be making experiences outside of Sony's core offerings, so I think people are jumping the gun with the narrative adventure game description and expecting it to be just like their usual core offerings.

Narrative game could be a survival horror (Firesprite made The Persistence). It could be an RPG. It might even be an immersive sim. Narrative adventure is a pretty nebulous descriptor, almost certainly deliberately so. Right now, they're not going to explicitly state the genre or style because that can reveal too much about the project (and some publishers are sensitive about such details being known too early).

ID: hddc7t0

Exactly people don’t read or listen. Herman Hulst said wants to expand and diversify PS’s lineup he‘s said this many times

ID: hddbmwf

aka you hate “movie type games” and you like brain dead shoot and kill everything that you see shallow games

ID: hddpanj

No? Aka I don’t like brain dead scripted games like god of war and prefer games like BotW with actual player freedom.

12 : Anonymous2021/09/18 00:43 ID: hd9xy7r

New AAA Narrative Adventure

Wow who could have seen that coming

ID: hda43vc

probably not a lot considering this studio has never made a game like that

ID: hdb6ofh

Why did you get down voted lol. It's the type of games sony loves pushing out.

ID: hdbw08q

We're talking about the studio, not Sony.

This is the equivalent of Naughty Dog announcing they're making a first person MMO. It's completely new ground.

13 : Anonymous2021/09/18 20:09 ID: hddf9u4

Are we not never going to get smaller AA titles to fill in the games between these large games anymore? It seems like every studio is working on something AAA.

14 : Anonymous2021/09/18 01:39 ID: hda4miu

I’ll take news that was already known for $500

15 : Anonymous2021/09/18 15:31 ID: hdcb0sv

Can some Studio from Sony work on a brand new RPG instead?

ID: hdcxbb6

Looks like Souls games and the SIE published KOTOR remake will be the closest we ever get to that dream.

ID: hdczs8z

MS would have Fable, Avowed, Outer Worlds 2, Starfield, inXile new IP and potentially ES6 as RPG games, Sony would have nothing to compete against those. I'm kinda fed up with third person linear narrative games now. Would like more variety. Returnal and Deathloop is a good direction. Just need more RPGs.

ID: hdgm278

Perhaps the studios don't want to work on RPGs?

16 : Anonymous2021/09/18 11:03 ID: hdbh242

That’s great to hear, but every single ps exclusive this gen is a AAA Narrative game. They really need some good FPS exclusives.

17 : Anonymous2021/09/18 04:52 ID: hdapese

Astro VR 2

18 : Anonymous2021/09/18 15:17 ID: hdc91h7

I just want astro bot rescue mission 2

19 : Anonymous2021/09/18 21:01 ID: hddmznx

astrobot vr 2

20 : Anonymous2021/09/19 22:19 ID: hdipizw

I think we can all agree that this game is likely going to critically score low on Metacritic, maybe a 70/100 ?

ID: hdirdtl

I think you are mistaking this for an Xbox game with that kind of score.

21 : Anonymous2021/09/18 04:15 ID: hdalxey

Really? This is getting ridiculous now. They don’t need dozens of studio making same stuff all the time.

ID: hdb2hng

Tbf narrative adventure is very vague that could literally mean anything that has a story being one of the main focuses.

ID: hdazcg1

You know it's the studios who pitch this stuff right? Not only that but they have other projects in the works, and it's not like every big game by PS Studios is the same

ID: hdbkzcy

What's ridiculous

ID: hdc2yco

Yeah cause god of war and Spider-man are very similar games

23 : Anonymous2021/09/18 13:38 ID: hdbwkuu

Another skin for the engine that runs all the AAA games in PS?

24 : Anonymous2021/09/18 19:45 ID: hddbrmf

"new Sony studio making the only kind of games Sony seems to make" yawn.


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