PlayStation and Firewalk Studios has announced a new publishing deal for an upcoming original multiplayer IP developed by the studio’s AAA team. While details are scarce at this time, Firewalk Studios says they have carefully formed a team of amazing and diverse developers with the best-in-class skills to focus on the project.
We know virtually nothing about the new PlayStation multiplayer IP in development at the studio but a blog post by Studio Head Tony Hsu does hint that the game is quite far into development already. So much so that the developers have been playtesting it for a while now.
The game will also be coming to PS5 and will be an online-only experience. We are not sure if it a shooter, RPG, MMO, co-op game. We have no idea. Why even announce it if there’s literally nothing to share but “we can play the game and it is fun”.
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.
While the details on the project are scarce at this time, Firewalk Studios is a relatively new company under the Probably Monsters brand. The studio is filled with talented developers from titles including Destiny and Apex Legends. Perhaps it is a first-person shooter sci-fi game? The official Firewalk Studios web page might hint at that possibility. The web page features some gorgeous space artwork. Some of the job listings on the site also hint at a PvP aspect of the project.
Source: Firewalk Studios / PlayStation Blog