London Studio, a subsidiary of Sony Interactive Entertainment, which typically develops games to support new PlayStation peripherals and technologies such as EyeToy and PlayStation VR, is currently working on an untitled fantasy London-set for PlayStation 5. An interview with GamesIndustry.biz reveals that it is developing an online co-op combat game.
Stuart Whyte, co-head of studio at London Studio, said: .
“With this project, we wanted to explore some new avenues and set some new challenges. I think I can push myself in terms of “. It’s an exciting future, it really is.
“Innovation has always been at the heart of what we do. Looking at our legacy and the titles we have worked on, it includes many firsts. And it will continue.”
Tara Saunders, Co-Studio Head of London Studio, describes the new title as “the most ambitious game ever”.
“We take all of our innovation DNA and apply it to this online co-op combat game,” said Saunders.
“[In our concept art] You’re looking at a modern take on fantasy London. Nothing. ”
According to White, London Studio came up with “a lot of ideas” over the course of several months and refined them until there were only a few left. From there, we talked to each other at the studio about several other PlayStation studios and which projects they were most passionate about.
“This concept scored very well in all these areas,” says White. “We conducted an anonymous poll of hundreds of gamers in the UK and the US. Some of the ideas that were shortlisted… this came out on top.”
The game is built on London Studio’s in-house Soho Engine, built to take full advantage of the PlayStation 5.
“Our in-house game engine, Soho Engine, is central to what we do here,” says Whyte. “It’s an engine built from the ground up for the needs of this generation of hardware and the games we’re making. It’s designed to take full advantage of the PlayStation 5. But I Some of the toolsets we use are VR world When blood and truth After all, virtual reality games require highly efficient pipelines and engines. ”