Jade Raymond has been across the block of late, having lately led Stadia’s inner growth efforts – before Google pulled the plug. As a part of a PlayStation Blog put up, she’s expressed her want to refocus on making video games – and she or he’s established a brand new unbiased studio named Haven, which is engaged on an unannounced IP with Sony’s backing.
“We need to create worlds the place gamers can escape, have enjoyable, specific themselves, and discover group,” she stated. “We need to pour our ardour right into a undertaking. We need to make one thing wondrous for folks to expertise. As a result of we imagine within the energy of video games to carry pleasure to folks’s lives. And Sony does, too. Their dedication to excellence is unmatched. It’s why I couldn’t be happier for his or her backing and assist.”
We’re studying between the strains slightly, however this sounds much like what Sony did with Kojima Productions and Death Stranding: the staff is unbiased, however PlayStation’s serving to it to search out its ft. It sounds prefer it’ll find yourself publishing no matter undertaking Haven goals up. Clearly, it’s nonetheless early days, so it’ll be some time earlier than we see something concrete from the staff.
“Collectively, we need to create video games which are a haven for gamers, and we need to construct a studio that may be a haven for builders,” Raymond concluded. “So, whereas we don’t have many particulars to announce right now, I would like the PlayStation group to know that Haven is already laborious at work on an unannounced IP. We will’t wait to indicate you extra!”
Hermen Hulst, who’s in control of PlayStation Studios, added: “Sony Interactive Leisure is proud to assist and put money into Haven and its future. We perceive the challenges and rewards of constructing inventive groups from the bottom up, as does Jade along with her wealth of expertise helming a lot of gaming’s greatest franchises. We’re assured in and excited for the brilliant way forward for Haven Studios and its first undertaking, presently in growth.”