On the PlayStation Blog, an exciting announcement was made regarding a partnership between Firewalk Studios and Sony Interactive Entertainment. Formed in 2018, Firewalk Studios is a part of the Probably Monsters family of studios which include Cauldron Studios and a “next-gen co-op RPG” studio.
While we don’t know much about the game Firewalk Studios is making, we do know that it’s going to be a next-gen AAA multiplayer game.
Firewalk Studios Partners With Sony on New Multiplayer Game
On the PlayStation Blog and the official website for Firewalk Studios, it was announced that a partnership has been formed with Sony Interactive Entertainment. With this partnership, Firewalk Studios is developing a multiplayer game with more game information set to be released in the future.
In the meantime, the information shared has indicated this project will be a next-gen AAA multiplayer game.
“As a next-generation AAA studio and part of the ProbablyMonsters family, we’ve carefully assembled an amazing and diverse team of best-in-class talent who are focused on creating these moments. Everyone here brings a deep passion for games and the art of making them,” the blog post explains.
“We have a saying at Firewalk: build a great team, build a great game. One leads directly to the other. The ProbablyMonsters’ world-class operations teams and infrastructure has allowed us to focus on doing both better: fostering a sustainable development culture where people come first and delivering great games.”
The post goes on to share some background on some of the people working at Firewalk Studios including Ryan Elllis, Game Director at Firewalk Studios and former Creative Director on Destiny, and Elena Siegman, Executive Producer at Firewalk Studios who served as a producer on Guitar Hero II, Bioshock Infinite, and multiple Destiny releases.
It’s noted that the team has “helped bring to life franchises like Mass Effect and Apex Legends” while the blog post writer, Studio Head for Firewalk Studios, Tony Hsu, mentions their experience on Call of Duty and Destiny.
With so much robust experience across a variety of multiplayer titles, we can’t help but be curious about what Firewalk Studios is putting together in their partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment.
“Today, we’re thrilled to announce a partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment for our new, original multiplayer game. For our team, the opportunity to create new worlds and inspire more amazing moments for players around the world is the fire and ambition that keeps us going.
The PlayStation team has a deep love and respect for the medium of games, and some of the best expertise and capabilities in the world to help make big ambitions a reality. We’re already hard at work on development and have been having a ton of fun playing our game as a team.
In fact, while we continued to grow our team during this challenging last year, it was our daily online playtests that provided the most consistent point of joy and connection for our crew. The fun and laughter of playing together brought us closer, even if we were physically apart.
Our goal is to be able to deliver that same joy to gamers and we can’t wait to share what we’ve been working on when the time is right.”
For more on the announcement, be sure to read through the full post on the PlayStation Blog, and check out the official website for Firewalk Studios.
While we wait to hear more about the multiplayer game that Firewalk Studios is working on, we’re curious as to what you think it might be. A shooter? A “Battle Royale” style game like Apex Legends?
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