Don't Worry, Sony's Most Recognisable Studios Are Still Focused on Single Player PS5 Games 1
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As part of its business segment meeting overnight, Sony categorised all of its first-party studios based on the type of content they’ll be delivering. It divided its teams into four segments: Single Player Narrative Focus, Partner Studios, Evolving and Multi Genre, and Live Service Focus. Here’s how it divided its portfolio up:

Single Player Narrative Focus

  • Firesprite
  • Housemarque
  • Insomniac Games
  • Naughty Dog
  • Santa Monica Studio
  • Sucker Punch
  • Team ASOBI

Partner Studios

  • Bluepoint
  • Nixxes
  • Valkyrie Entertainment

Evolving and Multi-Genre

  • Bend Studio
  • Guerrilla Games
  • Media Molecule
  • Polyphony Digital

Live Service Focus

  • Bungie
  • Firewalk
  • Haven
  • Neon Koi
  • San Diego Studio
Don't Worry, Sony's Most Recognisable Studios Are Still Focused on Single Player PS5 Games 2
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While there are few surprises here, there are some meaningful observations we can make. For example, Guerrilla Games is listed within the Evolving and Multi-Genre category, confirming it’s working on more than just the next mainline Horizon game (which we assume will be a single player adventure). Rumour has it there are multiple adaptations of the series on the way, including an MMO and multiplayer spin-off.

It's also interesting to see Bend Studio in the Evolving and Multi-Genre category, too. We know that it plans to build upon the foundations it formed with Days Gone, but it’s probably safe to assume there’ll be more to its new intellectual property than just open world action. We could see it developing some kind of online, shared world-type survival experience.

And one other notable inclusion here is Neon Koi, the little-known German mobile developer that Sony snapped up a while ago. We know that the Japanese giant wants to release more smartphone software, and it’s possible whatever it’s working on will deploy on PS5, PC, and mobile. A live service business model is not entirely unexpected, then – let’s see wait and see what it has in store.