Sony’s slate of PlayStation Studios was once regarded as the strongest in the industry, but even with recent additions like Housemarque and Firesprite, it’s now dwarfed by Microsoft following its publisher shopping spree. So, we’ve already looked at the brands and franchises that will almost certainly cease to exist on PS5 and PS4 once the buyout clears, but what of the development teams?
Below is a full list of all developers who will likely become Xbox Series X|S console exclusive in the near-future, although it’s worth keeping in mind that not all of these make games for PlayStation currently. The likes of King, for example, are laser-focused on the mobile market, so there’s no real loss for Sony there.
Nevertheless, here’s the complete roster:
- Blizzard Entertainment
- Digital Legends Entertainment
- High Moon Studios
- Infinity Ward
- Raven Software
- Sledgehammer Games
- Solid State
- Toys for Bob
- Vicarious Visions (Part of Blizzard Entertainment)
Microsoft will also obtain some software providers, like Demonware, although it’s probably safe to assume these companies will continue to operate independently and will offer their services to anyone who requires them. Which of these developers do you think is the biggest loss overall? Let us know in the comments section below.