PlayStation UK Boss Hints At What SCE Worldwide Studios Are Up To
PlayStation UK Managing Director, Fergal Gara has stated that a number of “gems” will be released on PS4 in 2014 that will “push boundaries”. When speaking of Sony‘s network of first party studios known as SCE Worldwide Studios, the exec offered,
“All of our major studios are working on PS4 content. These guys are experimenting with and working on the new platform.”
We already know what Sucker Punch and Naughty Dog are up to. Uncharted PS4 was announced on the eve of the PS4 launch and inFamous: Second Son is due March 21st, 2014. SCEJ and Guerrilla Games released Knack and Killzone: Shadow Fall during the PS4 launch. And Evolution Studios’ Driveclub is supposedly due early 2014 after a delay took it out of the launch lineup. But that’s only a sampling of the stable that SCE has developing only for PlayStation.
Also during PS4 All Access, Shu Yoshida expressed his excitement as to what Santa Monica Studio was working on. Besides Santa Monica that means we’re still waiting on announcements as to what notable studios like Sony Bend, Foster City, and San Diego are working on. A PS4 debut for Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo series is rumored to be in the pipeline for 2014 as well. Will Team ICO bring The Last Guardian to the forefront in 2014? If Gara’s claim is serious, then whatever they’re working on is for PS4.
Not to mention the fact that Media Molecule has recently shipped Tearaway and are likely working on PS4 content along with Guerrilla Cambridge, whom just recently released Killzone: Mercenary for Vita. External Development Studio has been lending their hand on development across the board as of late. Although not formally a first party studio, rumors suggest Housemarque (Resogun) may be working on Dead Nation 2 for PS4. Another studio developing exclusively for PS4, Ready at Dawn, continues work on The Order: 1886, but they aren’t an official first party either.
We’re not sure as to what we’ll see as of yet, but taking stock of SCE Worldwide Studios gives us a better idea as to which studio is currently available for proper production on a PS4 title. No doubt we’ll see an announcement from Santa Monica Studio in 2014 and it sounds like Polyphony may be readying a new racer for PS4 as well. Hopefully Team ICO’s The Last Guardian will re-emerge and we can’t wait to see what the rest of the strong network of first party studios are working on. Here’s to 2014, a new year, and a new opportunity to showcase PS4.
What do you think Sony Bed, Foster City, San Diego, Media Molecule, and Team ICO are up to? How about Guerrilla Cambridge? Let us know in the comments below.
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