firesprite must have something really impressive that Sony bought them a whole building....
They didn't buy the building, they are leasing it.
What's interesting is that we're in a time where no one wants to do a 10-year commitment. I'm guessing that they got an absolute steal on the terms of the deal because no one else wanted it and no one else was willing to do a 10-year lease.
But what it does suggest is that Sony is looking to expand more in the UK. Which means we need to look at recruiting but also acquisition.
Lucid Games, though I can't imagine Sony was thrilled with Destruction All Stars.
Wushu Studios is also a possibility but again, can't imagine sony was impressed with DAS.
I think you'll see heavy recruiting but also subleasing of the space out to other studios and companies.