What first-party studios do Sony own? And what exclusive games are PlayStation’s developers working on? In this Worldwide Studios guide, we’re going to list all of the Japanese giant’s subsidiary game makers, and their current projects. We’ll be updating this article regularly, as new titles are announced.

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

SIE Japan Studio

One of the oldest and largest PlayStation first-party developers, SIE Japan Studio has a gigantic workforce divided into various teams. The division also functions as a support studio for third-party developers working on exclusive PlayStation games.

Established: 1993

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Current Projects: Déraciné (FromSoftware), Everybody’s Golf VR (Clap Hanz)

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 Sport

Europe

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: Zero Dawn sequel (Rumoured), Online multiplayer shooter (Rumoured)

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: Blood & Truth

SIE Manchester Studio

Formerly known as North West Studio, SIE Manchester Studio is one of Sony’s newest developers.

Established: 2015

Location: Manchester, England

Current Projects: Unannounced PSVR game

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

SIE XDev Europe

Located in the same office as the now defunct SIE Liverpool Studio, SIE XDev Europe works with independent developers on first-party PlayStation projects. Past high-profile examples include Until Dawn (Supermassive Games) and Detroit: Become Human (Quantic Dream).

Established: 2000

Location: Liverpool, England

Current Projects: Chimparty (NapNok Games), Knowledge Is Power: Decades (Wish Studios)

North America

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: Days Gone

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: Part II

PixelOpus

A 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: Concrete Genie

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 19 (Rumoured), Unannounced Uncharted game (Rumoured)

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 sequel (Rumoured)

Sucker Punch

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: Ghost of Tsushima