Update (23rd May 2019): Sony XDev Europe, a support team within Worldwide Studios, has added a little fuel to the fire. Retweeting the below post from Shu, it appears to be hinting at something. It's only a couple of emojis, but it could potentially be a teensy bit more evidence to suggest Housemarque is working together with Sony on something. A PS5 launch title, maybe?
Original Story: Housemarque, in case you didn't know, is responsible for some of PlayStation 4's finest arcade games. Resogun was an early success story for the console, and the studio followed it up with games like Alienation, Nex Machina, and Matterfall. They're all high octane score-chasing titles, and they're all great. The Helsinki-based developer has held a good relationship with Sony since the days of Super Stardust HD on PS3, and it seems to be intact. President of Sony's Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, posted a couple of pictures of a recent trip to see the team.
We don't think this necessarily means much, although the platform holder has recently made mention of its intentions to grow its first party studios as we head into PS5. It's interesting to at least plot what Housemarque is up to these days. A while back, it declared arcade games "dead" and pledged a move into more lucrative areas of gaming. This resulted in Stormdivers, a futuristic battle royale multiplayer game that's currently in development for PC. So far the jury is still out on it, as it's still in progress, but it's hardly setting the world alight.
More recently, it announced it's begun work on a triple-A game, but there's been no indication of exactly what that will be. If you wanted to make a link, there's a small possibility that Shu's visit to Housemarque was to see this bigger budget title, but we probably won't know anything concrete for a good while yet.
Do you think Shu visiting the Finnish team means anything? What do you want to see next from Housemarque? Save the last humans in the comments below.
My inside Source told me that he was seen carrying a briefcase with something green sticking out
Damnit Sony!. Make this happen! Cant tease a visit to an awesome dev like that and have it amount to nothing. I played more Reso is PS4 first year than any other. Also a rare Platinum for me
Probably wanted to visit the many saunas of helsinki and decided to pop in whilst he was there
Resogun 2 - PS5 launch title confirmed!
ok get bluepoint games also so.wtf taking so long to buy bluepoint game.make it happen.suppermassive.jojoba production.ready at Dawn.imsomiac games.word up son
Super ultra mega Stardust!
How could it mean nothing? You think Shu just randomly goes to finland to visit them for fun? Lol
They make new AAA game. Maybe its for Sony?
So in three years we'll get the YT making of vid where Sony isn't impressed then they come up with something mind-blowing... oh snap, that was "God of War"
Or the disaster apocalypse expose where Sony isn't impressed then they come up with something bland and mediocre... hold up... that was "Anthem".
Pretty sure Sony's got a few years to cover it either way. And I don't think Bluepoint is interested in being a Sony-owned studio or they would have been bought by now.
What I would give for Housemarque to become A Sony studio.
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