All Sony First-Party Studios and What They're Working On Guide

What are all PlayStation Studios developers and what are they working on? In this PlayStation Studios guide, we’re going to list all of the Japanese giant’s subsidiary game makers, along with their current projects. We’ll be updating this article regularly, as new titles are announced.

Japan

Here are all of Sony's teams working out of the company's home country.

ForwardWorks

ForwardWorks Sony First-Party Studios Guide 1

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

Polyphony Digital Sony First-Party Studios Guide 1

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

Team Asobi Sony PlayStation First-Party Studios Guide 1

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

Below you'll find details on all of SIE's European studios.

Firesprite

Firesprite Sony PlayStation First-Party Studios Guide 1

Firesprite has an interesting history; it was initially formed by developers from Studio Liverpool, an old Sony studio shuttered in 2012. Most famous for The Persistence and supporting Sony on The Playroom and The Playroom VR, this is now SIE's largest UK-based studio.

Established: 2013

Location: Liverpool, England

Current Projects: Unknown

Guerrilla Games

Guerrilla Games Sony PlayStation First-Party Studios Guide 1

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

Housemarque Sony PlayStation First-Party Studios Guide 1

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

SIE London Studio Sony PlayStation First-Party Studios Guide 1

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

Media Molecule Sony PlayStation First-Party Studios Guide 1

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

SIE XDev Europe Sony PlayStation First-Party Studios Guide 1

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

Most of Sony's best-known studios hail from the United States. Here they all are.

SIE Bend Studio

SIE Bend Studio Sony PlayStation First-Party Studios Guide 1

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

Insomniac Games Sony PlayStation First-Party Studios Guide 1

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: Marvel's Spider-Man 2, Marvel's Wolverine

Naughty Dog

Naughty Dog Sony PlayStation First-Party Studios Guide 1

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

PixelOpus Sony PlayStation First-Party Studios Guide 1

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

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

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

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

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 Productions

Sucker Punch Sony PlayStation First-Party Studios Guide 1

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