A leaked document purportedly including information on upcoming PlayStation Studios projects, mentioned as part of the Horizon Zero Dawn remaster rumours, has allegedly surfaced. It should be noted that we haven’t been able to independently verify the veracity of the spreadsheet, and it would potentially be a fairly easy thing to fake. Some of the names attached to the page do currently work at Sony, although this doesn’t necessarily confirm anything on its own.
In truth, the document – which almost certainly has come out of Europe if legitimate, and excludes studios like Naughty Dog and Sucker Punch – doesn’t reveal too much. It appears to be dated to 2021, and references the aforementioned remaster of Aloy’s inaugural adventure, as well as Horizon’s multiplayer spin-off, which is listed as a service game and will also come to PC. Other projects, like survival horror Heartbreak from the Liverpool-based Firesprite, have been hinted at before through various job listings; that one will also come to PC.
In fact, judging by the document, many of PlayStation’s upcoming projects are planned for PC, including the multiplayer game from London Studio, which currently doesn’t even have a codename. The project from Ballistic Moon, labelled as Bates, is also listed for PS5 and PC – and we first reported on this game earlier in the year. A new game from Kojima Productions, codenamed Ocean, is mentioned as well – which is reportedly the rumoured sequel to Death Stranding.
One project that did catch our attention is a vehicular combat game named Redstar, which is listed as in development at Destruction AllStars developer Lucid Games. We’re relatively confident this is a new Twisted Metal, although our understanding is that production was handed to Firesprite earlier this year, potentially helping to further date the document. An open world game from Sackboy: A Big Adventure developer Sumo Digital, named Carbon, is perhaps the only real surprise on the page.
In truth, even if the document is real, there’s not much substance here. Many of the projects were already known about through various job listings and leaks over the years, and we don’t know how much information has changed since the spreadsheet was produced. Perhaps the only thing that’s clear, as alluded to above, is just how committed Sony is to bringing games to PC, with the platform holder seemingly planning ports for vast majority of its output these days.