PlayStation London Studio Developing Next-Gen Multiplayer Fantasy IP For PS5

News Broke at the advent of 2022 that PlayStation London Studio has been hard at work at developing a wholly new IP for PS5.

Update: The concerned job listing has since been deleted.

PlayStation London Studio has played a vital role in etching the pizzazz of virtual reality in PlayStation 4 and PC. The team of developers innovated VR technology by utilizing the microphone and VR peripherals in its games. While its project like VR Worlds garnered mixed reception, the studio has crafted well-renowned titles like London Heist, which has been critically acclaimed. London Heist paved the way for the studio to experiment further with VR technology leading to 2019’s game, Blood and Truth, which was the rightful successor to London Heist. It was the first VR game to acquire first place on the UK’s retail sales chart when it was released and stood atop the podium.

PlayStation London Studio has hinted at its next endeavors at the advent of 2022. The news of the studio developing a new game for PS5 spread ablaze in the gaming community. And fans were left wondering about the nature of that title. “New starters will join at the perfect time to get involved in shaping our plans for a project we are exceptionally excited about!” read the Tweet advertising the job listings in January. A recent job listing has cleared the fog surrounding the mysterious title.

The new game in development is reportedly an AAA multiplayer project that is in the skeletal stages thus far, but the idea has already sprouted into the soil. All the particulars in the listing highlight the game to be highly fantasy-based in the genre. PlayStation London Studio is hiring for a Narrative Designer Lead role who loves to build “engaging worlds.” Moreover, the hiree is responsible for producing an engaging “story which supports great gameplay and enables our team to build fantastic content.”

PlayStation London Studio Hiring For Narrative Design Lead

The narrative designer lead will intertwine their talent with writers “to build a world lore and story bible which allows the team to build fabulous characters and incredible environments for the game to play out in.” Furthermore, good storytelling skills are expected of a narrative designer lead so the world can be full of profound lore to immerse oneself in. 

The game is expected to be “diverse and compelling characters, locations and events.” Additional points in the listing focus on points like “creation of an initial campaign,” “side quests and missions,” and game as a Service approach, “which sets up years of ongoing story.”

More Details In Scope Of Work Section

All in all, it seems like it’s intended to be a co-op experience like the sorts of Destiny/The Division in a Fantasy setting. The listing reveals a myriad of details regarding what the next PlayStation London Studio title could be. What are your thoughts about the listing? Let us know your thoughts below. 

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