The Workshop, the studio behind last year’s overlooked PlayStation Move exclusive Sorcery, is working its magic on a brand new title for the PlayStation 4. Having spent the latter half of last year producing Borderlands 2 DLC, the Californian outfit is now turning its attention to Sony’s next generation machine. “We're proud to announce that The Workshop is developing for PS4,” reads a message on the developer’s website.
The team’s currently recruiting programmers and web developers, and has just added Free Realms' creative director Laralyn McWilliams to its payroll. In a press release confirming the enlisting, the new studio design director teased that her “experience in the online space will definitely be put to very good use”.
Interestingly, the personal resume of art director Jackson Robinson hints that the studio may be working on a first-person shooter. The long-term employee lists an “unreleased FPS” as his current project, with work starting back in July. The Workshop does note that it’s experimenting with “a lot of exciting projects [...] across a variety of platforms”, but it’s possible that the aforementioned shooter could be for the PS4.
We really enjoyed Sorcery, so we’re eager to see what the outfit conjures up on Sony’s next generation system. With big shows such as E3 and GamesCom rapidly approaching, we may not have to wait long to find out.