Sony Playstation: First Party Studios & their Current Projects

#51
What I want/Will not happen
Sony London - The Getaway III (no love from Sony. Stuck with move/VR demos)
Polyphony - Tourist Trophy 2/GT7 TT DLC
Evolution - WRC (Sony is on a mission to reduce this studio + not sure how expensive is wrc license at the moment)
Last but not least - give Colony Wars/Warhawk/Socom/Wipeout to competent studios (since original ones are dead) and please revive them Sony!
 
#53
Guerrilla Cambridge and Amsterdam are the same studio, just FIY, so when Guerrilla said they're not done with KZ they probably mean that their Cambridge team is working on it.

Also, you're missing Hot Shots Golf & Bloodborne from Japan Studio.
 
#54
Love threads like this.

I just think you are missing some SSM co-developed and published games like Wattam and Edith Finch.

Would also be cool for some fp IP made by non Fp studios like RIME and Shadow Of The Beast
 

Shikamaru Ninja

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#55
I still would like to see a further expansion of SCE Studios. I think they would be particularly smart to invest in Canada and China also. Most importantly, drop the AAA mega-budget insistence and embrace some B-budget and smaller scale titles.
 
#57
Lots of PS3 games missing from some devs there. Aside from that, awesome work! Can't wait to see the projects from the Partner Studios.

It's ironic to see how people were easily discarding Japan Studios like 2 years ago, and now they seem to be doing the best work (counting out Naughty Dog of course). Very excited for Gravity Daze and TLG.
 
#60
Lots of PS3 games missing from some devs there. Aside from that, awesome work! Can't wait to see the projects from the Partner Studios.

It's ironic to see how people were easily discarding Japan Studios like 2 years ago, and now they seem to be doing the best work (counting out Naughty Dog of course). Very excited for Gravity Daze and TLG.
To be fair we have no idea how good the work is yet, but they do have the games I'm most excited about :)
 
#62
I still would like to see a further expansion of SCE Studios. I think they would be particularly smart to invest in Canada and China also. Most importantly, drop the AAA mega-budget insistence and embrace some B-budget and smaller scale titles.
I think an expansion into Canada would be wise, considering the tax breaks they used to give to developers there. However, I believe they made big cuts to those breaks, and now do them when the developer integrates Canadian culture or something. I could be confusing it with other governments' policies though.

To be fair we have no idea how good the work is yet, but they do have the games I'm most excited about :)
Oh yeah, absolutely. Just hoping for the best!
 
#63
I don't think SMS does that. They are a developer, either of their titles or in collaboration with other studios.
Santa Monica is there for tech help and funding. They act as producers of sorts, sometimes jumping in when needed.
afaik, they only publish those games, their collaborations started on PS3 when Sony didn't allow self-publishing yet, so Santa Monica started publishing them on PSN for them, & it just stayed that way on PS4 because that's how it's always been, besides, indie studios usually get a bigger budget & marketing support from Santa Monica.

They're not like Japan Studio where they help with the actual development of the games.
 
#65
I wonder if sucker punch's new game is a new ip.
I don't why people want a new IP, the inFamous IP is most likely more unique in today's market than any other genre they can think of.

Open world superhero game? There's batman and...?

On the other hand, every other genre is crowded by third parties & first parties alike.
 
#67
I don't why people want a new IP, the inFamous IP is most likely more unique in today's market than any other genre they can think of.

Open world superhero game? There's batman and...?

On the other hand, every other genre is crowded by third parties & first parties alike.
They can make something that's new and unique at the same time. I like Infamous but I want to see them try something new.
 

Shikamaru Ninja

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#69
Small note - but the studios aren't named "Sony Bend Studio" or "Sony San Diego Studio" but rather "SCE Bend Studio" and "SCE San Diego Studio".

Remember, Sony and Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) are different entities, meaning that Sony Bend could be making toasters and televisions as opposed to SCE Bend who is specifically a content creator for Playstation.
Also, why hasn't SCE Foster City ever housed R&D. They have the facilities.
 
#70
Small note - but the studios aren't named "Sony Bend Studio" or "Sony San Diego Studio" but rather "SCE Bend Studio" and "SCE San Diego Studio".

Remember, Sony and Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) are different entities, meaning that Sony Bend could be making toasters and televisions as opposed to SCE Bend who is specifically a content creator for Playstation.
fixed that, thanks for reminding me :)
 
#71
I don't why people want a new IP, the inFamous IP is most likely more unique in today's market than any other genre they can think of.

Open world superhero game? There's batman and...?

On the other hand, every other genre is crowded by third parties & first parties alike.

I like infamous, but I'd like to see them branch out. I hate when studios only do sequels.
 
#75
Damnn Studio Japan has a lot of employees lol. That Allan Becker story was a pretty interesting read. I loved Bloodborne and all their Vita games so he's doing a bang up job.
 
#76
afaik, they only publish those games, their collaborations started on PS3 when Sony didn't allow self-publishing yet, so Santa Monica started publishing them on PSN for them, & it just stayed that way on PS4 because that's how it's always been, besides, indie studios usually get a bigger budget & marketing support from Santa Monica.

They're not like Japan Studio where they help with the actual development of the games.
They are co-developed, SSM even incubates the studios some time. I think they do some coding work as well, leaving the creativity side for the original studios
 
#77
They can make something that's new and unique at the same time. I like Infamous but I want to see them try something new.
I like infamous, but I'd like to see them branch out. I hate when studios only do sequels.
They can't do anything new that isn't being covered massively by other studios, the inFamous games are very unique, open world superhero games are very rare in today's market. What genre can they do? TPS? FPS? RPG? MMO? Sports? Platformer? Driving game?

There's nothing like inFamous out there, while Second Son was a let down compared to inFamous 2, that was the fault of that game specifically, not the IP or the genre, since the IP & the genre are both extremely unique.

inFamous 2 had a lively world, varying side quests, your choices did matter and they did make a difference in the end, it had only one power but it was massively more fleshed out than the 4 generic powers in Second Son, it had varying environments, user created content, a far better story, & the characters didn't just disappear abruptly, & you could actually become a supervillain in the end. The only thing SS did better was voice acting & graphics.

They just need to go back to the inFamous 2 format (complete with the comic book cutscenes), & expand on it with a bigger world, more choices, & even more varying side quests, & bring back the user created content. I wouldn't even mind a created character as the protagonist.
 
#78
Wasn't there some new Sony internal studio with some shitty sounding name who recently announced a Twisted Metal rip off called Hardware Rivals or something as well?

I'm spotty on the details because I wasn't paying too much attention tbh.
 
#79
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#80
afaik, they only publish those games, their collaborations started on PS3 when Sony didn't allow self-publishing yet, so Santa Monica started publishing them on PSN for them, & it just stayed that way on PS4 because that's how it's always been, besides, indie studios usually get a bigger budget & marketing support from Santa Monica.

They're not like Japan Studio where they help with the actual development of the games.
They definitely assist on development. These studios are not publishers. The publisher is SCE.
 
#81
i couldn't believe that only 15 people worked on tearaway

extremely talented and creative studio
About 25 people worked on Tearaway. I also imagine they probably outsourced some asset creation and such (as is the norm), but I can't find any specific quotes on that. I do remember reading or hearing about it though, back when the game first came out.

That doesn't take away from the fact that it's an impressive effort, however.
 
#82
They can't do anything new that isn't being covered massively by other studios, the inFamous games are very unique, open world superhero games are very rare in today's market. What genre can they do? TPS? FPS? RPG? MMO? Sports? Platformer? Driving game?

There's nothing like inFamous out there, while Second Son was a let down compared to inFamous 2, that was the fault of that game specifically, not the IP or the genre, since the IP & the genre are both extremely unique.

inFamous 2 had a lively world, varying side quests, your choices did matter and they did make a difference in the end, it had only one power but it was massively more fleshed out than the 4 generic powers in Second Son, it had varying environments, user created content, a far better story, & the characters didn't just disappear abruptly, & you could actually become a supervillain in the end. The only thing SS did better was voice acting & graphics.

They just need to go back to the inFamous 2 format (complete with the comic book cutscenes), & expand on it with a bigger world, more choices, & even more varying side quests, & bring back the user created content. I wouldn't even mind a created character as the protagonist.
I don't really like the idea of them making more Infamous games just because there's nothing else like it at the moment. They can do whatever they want for their next game, there's always new ideas.
 
#83
About 25 people worked on Tearaway. I also imagine they probably outsourced some asset creation and such (as is the norm), but I can't find any specific quotes on that. I do remember reading or hearing about it though, back when the game first came out.

That doesn't take away from the fact that it's an impressive effort, however.
The initial game was only a team of twelve. They increased it with support from an outside studio for Unfolded.
 
#87
What I want/Will not happen
Sony London - The Getaway III (no love from Sony. Stuck with move/VR demos)
Polyphony - Tourist Trophy 2/GT7 TT DLC
Evolution - WRC (Sony is on a mission to reduce this studio + not sure how expensive is wrc license at the moment)
Last but not least - give Colony Wars/Warhawk/Socom/Wipeout to competent studios (since original ones are dead) and please revive them Sony!
I'd love to get sequels to Heavenly Sword and The Order: 1886 but those are extremely unlikely to happen, I suppose :(.

I am really excited to see Quantic Dream's new project, though, and Horizon looks amazing, as well.
 
#88
I don't really like the idea of them making more Infamous games just because there's nothing else like it at the moment. They can do whatever they want for their next game, there's always new ideas.
I'd rather them make something unique, instead of making something I can play from other studios.

It's fine if you don't like superhero stuff, but there's audience for that genre (especially comic book fans), & Sony's main differentiator from other platforms is that they make games that satisfy varying demographics, they don't focus on one demographic group like their competitors. There are people that own Playstation only for Japanese games (because it's the only viable platform for a huge amount of Japanese games), or only for MLB, or LBP...etc. Their exclusives usually don't have the same demographics (GAFers play everything, but I'm talking about the general consumer here).

I don't think Sony will suddenly change after three generations, they'll continue covering all the genres for the foreseeable future.
 
#89
The initial game was only a team of twelve. They increased it with support from an outside studio for Unfolded.
Not according to Media Molecules Michelle Ducker and James Spafford.

http://www.playstationlifestyle.net...heir-ps4-game-littlebigplanet-and-having-fun/

Edit:

Because this is not the only game you’re working on now is it… [Media Molecule has announced a PS4 title, but have yet to name it or give real details]

J: No it’s not, and for a tiny studio making two games is quite a lot. The Tearaway team is probably about twenty people.

M: There are probably about twenty to twenty five people.
 
#93
Words cannot express my sadness for what has become of the once might SCEJ, their output is woefully low... if only they could recapture their PS1/PS2 era magic and whimsy.
 

Shikamaru Ninja

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#94
Words cannot express my sadness for what has become of the once might SCEJ, their output is woefully low... if only they could recapture their PS1/PS2 era magic and whimsy.
I actually wondered why SCEJ is soo low on Japanese development. Shouldn't they have like an SCE Tokyo and SCE Osaka - kind of get some development studios going throughout Japan.
 
#97
I'd rather them make something unique, instead of making something I can play from other studios.

It's fine if you don't like superhero stuff, but there's audience for that genre (especially comic book fans), & Sony's main differentiator from other platforms is that they make games that satisfy varying demographics, they don't focus on one demographic group like their competitors. There are people that own Playstation only for Japanese games (because it's the only viable platform for a huge amount of Japanese games), or only for MLB, or LBP...etc. Their exclusives usually don't have the same demographics (GAFers play everything, but I'm talking about the general consumer here).

I don't think Sony will suddenly change after three generations, they'll continue covering all the genres for the foreseeable future.
You keep going on about how Sucker Punch have to do InFamous because it's unique and that there's nothing else they can do. They have already made three InFamous games and some extras, sometimes while the competition had Batman and Prototype but just because there might not be something like it that compares on the market, it doesn't mean Sucker Punch can't do something else.

It would be very refreshing seeing them take a break from InFamous and either create a new IP for Sony or do something with their other franchises.

I don't see InFamous as an absolute need in Sony's line-up.

Words cannot express my sadness for what has become of the once might SCEJ, their output is woefully low... if only they could recapture their PS1/PS2 era magic and whimsy.
I think they're doing fine really.

I would love to see a Jak and Daxter made by them!
I dont think ND is coming back to the ip and I think SP hás the expertise nedeed to do a new Jak game.
I wouldn't mind seeing Sucker Punch on Jak & Daxter and do something new with it.
 
Kind of sad that Santa Monica Studios has become one of the worse studios for Sony in term of AAA development this generation.
They "helped" with The Order, but the series was never their IP.
I don't think we will see anything from them until 2017, they are so behind the curve.
GOW is an old IP too =/.

And Guerilla probably now leads all WWS as the most efficient devs. Split into multiple teams to develop AAA IP titles and working on PSVR too.
Should give more funding to GG instead of SMS and just delay GOW to 2018-2020.