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Despite only being acquired somewhat recently by Sony, the Liverpool-based developer Firesprite Games already has a lot on its hands. It's helping out with PSVR2 title Horizon Call of the Mountain, leading development of an unannounced Twisted Metal game, and working behind the scenes on a few other projects. And according to a new job listing for a narrative director, one of them is a "AAA narrative-driven horror-adventure game" built in Unreal Engine 5.

The listing on the team's official website explains how the right candidate will "establish & consider the game's universe and lore, with responsibility for the quality implementation of narrative content for project milestones and ultimately the game's release". Another responsibility includes working with "cross media partners and considering sequel/future content opportunities".

Prior to Sony's purchase, Firesprite Games' most notable game was PSVR title The Persistence, a horror-focused rogue-like experience. It was later adapted to be played on normal TV screens, with a native PS5 version following after that. Since the developer already has experience in the genre, it's perhaps no surprise it wishes to evolve and deliver an even better experience under Sony's wing. At the time of the buyout, PlayStation Studios boss Hermen Hulst explained how Firesprite Games would develop titles "quite different from the teams that you are familiar with at PlayStation Studios". A horror game certainly fits that bill.

Interestingly, in September of last year, Firesprite Games was spotted hiring for a "dark, narrative adventure" title. It's possible these two projects are one and the same thing, just pitched slightly differently.

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