Some potentially big news: Sony has signed a publishing partnership deal with Firewalk Studios (alongside parent company ProbablyMonsters), and together, they're are developing a brand new multiplayer property. It's fairly safe to assume that it'll be a PlayStation 5 game.
Founded in 2018, Firewalk Studios is spearheaded by a number of veteran developers, many of whom have worked on AAA titles in the past. "Ryan Ellis, our Game Director, was a Creative Director on Destiny. Elena Siegman, our Executive Producer, was a producer on Guitar Hero II, Bioshock Infinite, and multiple Destiny releases. Our deeply talented team has helped bring to life franchises like Mass Effect and Apex Legends," writes studio head Tony Hsu on the PlayStation Blog. Hsu has worked on both Destiny and Call of Duty.
Whatever this new game turns out to be, it sounds like it's already in the works, and is playable in some form. "We’re already hard at work on development and have been having a ton of fun playing our game as a team," Hsu confirms. Hsu goes on to say that the team will have more to share when "the time is right".
Head of PlayStation Studios Hermen Hulst has been playing this new game as well, it seems.
Given the talent on display, we're looking forward to seeing what this could be — hopefully a reveal isn't too far off. What would you like to see from this new IP? Squad up in the comments section below.