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News Platform PlayStation Studios: All Sony First-Party Developers and What They're Working On

kingfey

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Every PlayStation exclusive project



On this page:​

  1. Japan
  2. Europe
  3. North America

Japan​


ForwardWorks​


Mobile studio established to expand PlayStation’s footprint in the rapidly growing smartphone sector. Focused solely on the Japanese market for now.

Established: 2016

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Current Projects: No Heroes Allowed! Dash, Wild Arms: Million Memories, Arc the Lad R





Polyphony Digital​



Originally an internal development unit named Polys Entertainment, Polyphony Digital is best known for creating Sony’s flagship racing franchise, Gran Turismo.

Established: 1998

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Current Projects: Gran Turismo 7

Team Asobi Sony PlayStation First-Party Studios Guide 1

Team Asobi​


Team Asobi rose from the ashes of Japan Studio, initially an internal group building tech demos and on-boarding software such as The Playroom. It brought us Astro Bot Rescue Mission for PSVR, and is now best known for PS5 pack-in game Astro's Playroom.

Established: 2021

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Current Projects: Unknown

Europe​

Guerrilla Games Sony PlayStation First-Party Studios Guide 1

Guerrilla Games​


Creators of the Killzone franchise and acquired by Sony following the release of Shellshock: ‘Nam 67 in 2005. Built the Decima Engine and in the process of moving to a larger office as it expands its team to 400 full-time employees.

Established: 2000

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Current Projects: Horizon Forbidden West, Online multiplayer shooter (Rumoured)



Housemarque Sony PlayStation First-Party Studios Guide 1

Housemarque​


Finnish developer Housemarque has worked closely with Sony for over a decade. The studio specialises in arcade-like action, bringing us titles such as Super Stardust HD, Resogun, and of course its latest work, Returnal. The success of the latter pushed Sony to acquire the team in 2021.

Established: 1995

Location: Helsinki, Finland

Current Projects: Returnal

SIE London Studio Sony PlayStation First-Party Studios Guide 1

SIE London Studio​


SIE London Studio’s gone through multiple iterations over the years, but is perhaps best known for its work on Sony’s most family-friendly brands like SingStar. Currently focused on PSVR.

Established: 1993

Location: London, England

Current Projects: Unknown

Media Molecule Sony PlayStation First-Party Studios Guide 1

Media Molecule​


The makers of the LittleBigPlanet franchise, and one of Sony’s most imaginative studios. Media Molecule was acquired by Sony in 2010 following the success of Sackboy’s inaugural adventure.

Established: 2006

Location: Guildford, England

Current Projects: Dreams (Ongoing)

SIE XDev Europe Sony PlayStation First-Party Studios Guide 1

SIE XDev Europe​


Located in the same office as the now defunct SIE Liverpool Studio, SIE XDev Europe works with external developers on PlayStation-published projects. Some examples include Returnal (Housemarque), Until Dawn (Supermassive Games), and Detroit: Become Human (Quantic Dream).

Established: 2000

Location: Liverpool, England

Current Projects: Unknown

North America​

SIE Bend Studio Sony PlayStation First-Party Studios Guide 1

SIE Bend Studio​


Infamously created Bubsy 3D for the PSone before moving on to the Syphon Filter series under the Eidetic name. Acquired by Sony in 2000. Historically focused on portable games, but back working on consoles with Days Gone.

Established: 1993

Location: Bend, Oregon, USA

Current Projects: New open world game

Insomniac Games Sony PlayStation First-Party Studios Guide 1

Insomniac Games​


Famed for PlayStation exclusive series such as Spyro the Dragon, Ratchet & Clank, and Resistance, the developer has felt like part of the first party family all along. With Marvel's Spider-Man being such a huge hit, it's no wonder Sony scooped the studio up in 2019.

Established: 1994

Location: Burbank, California, USA

Current Projects: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Marvel's Spider-Man 2 (Unannounced)


Naughty Dog Sony PlayStation First-Party Studios Guide 1

Naughty Dog​


Perhaps the most famous of Sony’s studios, Naughty Dog has a long history creating series such as Crash Bandicoot, Jak & Daxter, and Uncharted. Acquired in 2001.

Established: 1984

Location: Santa Monica, California, USA

Current Projects: The Last of Us: Factions (Multiplayer), The Last of Us Remake (Unannounced)

PixelOpus Sony PlayStation First-Party Studios Guide 1

PixelOpus​


A fairly new first-party studio formed of university graduates, Pixelopus focuses on creative projects that diversify PlayStation’s software portfolio. Its first game was Entwined.

Established: 2014

Location: San Mateo, California, USA

Current Projects: Unknown

SIE San Diego Studio Sony PlayStation First-Party Studios Guide 1

SIE San Diego Studio​


Most famous for the critically acclaimed MLB The Show series, SIE San Diego Studio has previously operated as a support studio for external developers, and has also worked on titles like The Mark of Kri and Pain.

Established: 2001

Location: San Diego, California, USA

Current Projects: MLB The Show 21, New Uncharted game (Rumoured)


SIE Santa Monica Studio Sony PlayStation First-Party Studios Guide 1

SIE Santa Monica Studio​


Creators of the God of War franchise. Previously incubated developers like thatgamecompany, while also serving as a support studio for external developers working on exclusive games.

Established: 1999

Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

Current Projects: God of War Ragnarok


Sucker Punch Sony PlayStation First-Party Studios Guide 1

Sucker Punch Productions​


One-time Nintendo 64 developer, Sucker Punch is best known for the Sly Cooper and inFAMOUS series. Acquired by Sony in 2011.

Established: 1997

Location: Bellevue, Washington, USA

Current Projects: Unknown

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Source: https://www.pushsquare.com/guides/p...t-party-developers-and-what-theyre-working-on

P.s. I am copying the entire article, to make it easy for people to read it, without intrusive ads. Hope you guys enjoy it.

Edit: Sorry for the delay. I updated each studios website in to the list. Sorry for not providing it early.
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Really hoping Naughty Dog makes a Savage Starlight game before they circle back to close out the Last of Us trilogy. Team Asobi making a full fledged Astrobot game would be awesome too.
 

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Really hoping Naughty Dog makes a Savage Starlight game before they circle back to close out the Last of Us trilogy. Team Asobi making a full fledged Astrobot game would be awesome too.

I don‘t know how they are gonna do another TLOU. The story felt kinda finished with the last one. Unless they do something set in that world but not about Ellie. Id like them to make something like that fantasy game they had ceoncept art for But Savage Starlight would be great too.

 

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Do you guys have any clue, what the upcoming games are? I am not that deep in to the PlayStation games, So my knowledge is limited.

You did great in both threads for the bright and dark side. I don't think Sony will talk about games too far away like Xbox anymore. They seem to reveal them 1-2 years from release now.
 
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For the first time ever Sony first party lineup doesn't sound too exciting to me. The rumored fromsoft game is probably what I'm most looking forward too. But spiderman 2, horizion arent exciting me. While im excited for the next GOW I'd rather see what santa monica is also working on, and naughty dog kind of is ghost with TLOU factions.
 

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For the first time ever Sony first party lineup doesn't sound too exciting to me. The rumored fromsoft game is probably what I'm most looking forward too. But spiderman 2, horizion arent exciting me. While im excited for the next GOW I'd rather see what santa monica is also working on, and naughty dog kind of is ghost with TLOU factions.

imho the best titles to release in a generation, have rarely ever been known the very first year of a generation.

Consider what you are excited for with Spiderman 2 isn't even announced......

So I'm hype for this gen regardless as I know we clearly won't know 100% of their lineup day 1, we have never known that lol
 
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RoyalLaFlame

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The PS3 and PS4 had games that I was looking forward to. They had every genre covered. Now, it feels like there's nothing to look forward to and they're still hiding everything.

Me no likey. I want to find a reason to get a PS5 instead of an Xbox, but its getting hard.
 

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The PS3 and PS4 had games that I was looking forward to. They had every genre covered. Now, it feels like there's nothing to look forward to and they're still hiding everything.

Me no likey. I want to find a reason to get a PS5 instead of an Xbox, but its getting hard.
Will you be tuning in tomorrow to the PS showcase? :)
 

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If they will announce the Bluepoint acquisition during the showcase today (which is very likely), it's a given they will also show at least a teaser of what they're working on now. A Metal Gear Solid remake? We'll see.