Firesprite, the team behind The Persistence on Xbox, has been acquired as a first-party studio by Sony for PlayStation.
The news was announced today in a PlayStation Blog post. Outside of The Persistence, Firesprite has mainly been a PlayStation centred studio, specifically for VR games. They've created titles such as The Playroom VR and Air Force Special Ops: Nightfall. Spritefall's managing director Graeme Ankers said the acquisition is said to bring the "full support of PlayStation in furthering our heritage of combining creativity and technical innovation to offer some truly unique experiences for PlayStation fans".
"PlayStation also gave us the opportunity to create our own IP, The Persistence, and we were given the creative freedom to explore, innovate, and release a survival horror game we are immensely proud of. Now, as a first party studio, we know we have the full support of PlayStation in furthering our heritage of combining creativity and technical innovation to offer some truly unique experiences for PlayStation fans."
While it's not the biggest news for Xbox fans, anyone hoping to see any more of the developer's future work after The Persistence will surely be disappointed. That being said, huge congrats to Sony on the acquisition. We have no idea what they're cooking up, but we're excited to see what they have in store, especially if their focus is on the PlayStation's next VR headset.
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