Sony PlayStation: First Party Studios & Projects |OT2|

Oct 25, 2017
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#1
Welcome to Part II of the Sony First Party Thread. A Place to discuss and speculate about Sonys First Party Studios/Partners and their upcoming Projects.


Studio: Naughty Dog
Employees: ~306 (incl. ICE-Team)
Location: California [NA]

Game History: Crash Bandicoot, Jak & Daxter, Uncharted, The Last of Us
President(s): Evan Wells & Neil Druckmann (Vice President)
Director: Anthony Newman - Kurt Margeneau
Writer: Josh Sherr - Haley Gross
Lead Designer: Emilia Schatz - Richard Cambier


Released Ps4 Games:
The Last of Us Remastered (2014/ Metascore 95)
Uncharted 4 (2016/ Metascore 93)
Uncharted The Lost Legacy (2017/84)

Playstation 4 Projects:
Confirmed
The Last of Us: Part Two - Release 2018/19


Rumours:
According to Arne Meyer Naughty Dog could release one,two or even more Games in this Generation.
UC:LL may not be the end of the Franchise according to ND


Studio: Santa Monica Studios
Employees: 200
Location: Los Angeles [NA]

History: Kinetica, God of War
Collaborations: Fat Princess, Unfinished Swan, The Order 1886, PS Allstars and more
President: Shannon Studstill
Director(s): Cory Barlog
Employees: 200
Location: Los Angeles [NA]

Released Ps4 Games:
God of War 3 Remastered (2015/Metascore 81)
God of War - April 20th 2018 (2018/Metascore 94)

Playstation 4 Projects:
Confirmed:



Rumours:
The Start of a new God of War Saga
Cory Barlog working on a new Ip?
New Director for the next God of War
5 more GOW Games speculated by Cory


Studio: Sucker Punch
Employees: ~ 160
Location: Washington [NA]


History: Rocket, Sly Cooper, Infamous
President:
Director(s): Jason Connell, Nate Fox


Released Ps4 Games:
Infamous Second Son (2014/ Metascore 80)
Infamous First Light (2014/Metascore 73)

Playstation 4 Projects
Confirmed:
Ghost of Tsushima - Release 2018/19

Rumours:

Achievements:


Studio: Bend Studios
Employees: ~ 103
Location: Oregon [NA]


History: Resistance Retribution, Bubys 3D, Syphon Filter, Uncharted Golden Abyss
Key People: Chritopher Reese, John Garvin, Darren Yager, Jeff Ross


Playstation 4 Projects:
Confirmed:
Days Gone - Release 2018/19

Rumours:

Achievements:


Studio: San Diego Studios
Employees:
Location: San Diego [NA]


History: Modnation Racers, NBA, High Velocity, MLB, LPB Karting
President: Chris Cutliff
Director(s):

Released Ps4 Games:
MLB The Show 14 (Metascore 83)
MLB The Show 15 (Metascore 80)
MLB The Show 16 (Metascore 85)
Kill Strain (2016/Metascore 53)
MLB The Show 17 (Metascore 85)
MLB The Show 18 (Metascore 82)

Playstation 4 Projects:
Confirmed:

Rumours:

Achievements:


Studio: Pixelopus
Location: San Mateo [NA]
Employees: ~14

History: new studio established in 2014
President:
Director(s):

Released Ps4 Games:
Entwined (2014/Metacritic 59)

Playstation 4 Projects:
Confirmed:
Concrete Genie - Release 2018/19

Rumours:

Achievements:
- Entwined got over 1 Mio downloads


Studio: Guerilla Games
Employees: 270
Location: Amsterdam [EU]


History: Shelshock Nam 67, Killzone
President: Herman Hulst
Director(s): Mathijs de Jonge (Killzone 2, Killzone 3, Horizon Zero Dawn)
Writer(s): John Gonzales (Fallout New Vegas, Horizon Zero Dawn)


Released Ps4 Games:
Killzone Shadow Fall (2013/Metascore 73)
Horizon Zero Dawn (2017/Metascore 89)
Horizon Frozen Wilds (2017/Metascore 83)

Playstation 4 Projects
Confirmed:


Rumours:
Sony has long term plans for the Horizon IP
After the E3 Announcement of Horizon GG made clear that they aren't done with the Killzone Franchise
Hermen Hulst: Its too early to make announcements regarding the Killzone Franchise

Achievements:


Studio: Media Molecule
Location: Guildford [EU]
Employees: ~54


History: Little Big Planet, Tearaway
Ps4 History: Tearaway Unfolded
President: Siobhand Reddy
Director(s):


Released Ps4 Games:
Tearaway Unfolded (2015/Metascore 81)

Playstation 4 Projects
Confirmed:
Dreams - Release 2018/19

Rumours:

Achievements:


Studio: London Studios
Location: London [EU]
Employees:

History: This is football, Singstar, Getaway, Eye Toy, PS Home, Eye Pet......
President:
Director(s):

Released Ps4 Games & Applications:
Singstar(2014)
VR WORLDS (2016/57)

Playstation 4 Projects:
Confirmed:
Blood & Truth (VR) - Release 2018/19

Rumours:


Studio: Manchester Studio
Location: Manchester [EU]
Employees:

History: new Stundio founded in 2015 -> Focus on VR Games

Rumours:
--> working on a VR Game
--> brand new IP
--> Unreal Engine 4
--> Studio Ghibli Style?


Studio: Polyphony Digital
Employees: ~ 200
Location: Tokyo [JP]


History: Motor toon, Omega Boost, Gran Turismo
President: Kazunori Yamauchi
Director: Kazunori Yamauchi

Released Ps4 Games:
Gran Turismo Sport (2017/Metascore 76)

Playstation 4 Projects
Confirmed:

Rumours:
Gran Turismo 7
According to CEO Jim Ryan Gran Turismo Sport is not Gran Turismo 7

Achievements:


Studio: Japan Studio
Location: Toyko [JP]
Employees: 300-400

History: ICO - Shadow of the Collosus - Ape Escape - Rain - Patapon - Gravity Rush - Loco Roco - Siren - Legend of Dragoon - Pipo Saru and more
Collaborations: Rogue Galaxy - Tokyo Jungle - WKC -Demon Souls and more
President: Allan Becker (former CEO of Santa Monica)
Director(s): Keiichiro Toyama (Gravity Rush), Gavin Moore (Pupeteer),Fumito Ueda (from GenDesign Studios)


Released Ps4 Games:
Internal:
Knack (2013/Metascore 54)
The Last Guardian (2016/Metascore 82)
Gravity Rush 2 (2017/Metascore 80)
Knack 2 (2017/Metascore 69)
Collaboration:
Bloodborne (Fromsoftware/2015/Metascore 92)
The Tomorrow Children (Q-Games/2016/Metascore 54)


Playstation 4 Projects:
Confirmed:


Collaborations:
Shadow of the Collosus --> BluePoint Games (Release 2018)

Rumours:
Keiichiro Toyama: Right after GR2 I'll work on another new title
Shuhei Yoshida: Now producing lots of unannounced titles.


Achievements:





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All SIE published Games in this Generation


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Nov 8, 2017
1,623
#5
What the fuck is going on with Dreams??!! No beta date and they're still doing the same demo at E3. da fuck
 
Oct 26, 2017
5,978
#6
The lack of PS1 Classics announcement was a let down.

Also worst E3 ever. Games are top notch though.

E3 2018 is meh, year 2019 with games is the best.
 
Oct 26, 2017
5,978
#11
What the fuck is going on with Dreams??!! No beta date and they're still doing the same demo at E3. da fuck
Yeah. This E3 was a let down for me. No Wild, No Bluepoint game, no RAD game and many others even shenmue 3, FF7 and Lost Soul Aside. Wushu exlcusive? Indies? VR Games?

I think Sony is now prioritizing PGW and PSX much more than E3.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,523
#13
Yeah. This E3 was a let down for me. No Wild, No Bluepoint game, no RAD game and many others even shenmue 3, FF7 and Lost Soul Aside. Wushu exlcusive? Indies? VR Games?

I think Sony is now prioritizing PGW and PSX much more than E3.
Are they working on something new?
 
Oct 25, 2017
870
Arizona
#14
I really liked this years E3. Not as good as 2016, but still better than last years and even 2015’s year of dreams.

The only thing I was disappointed in was the lack of “one last thing”.

Nioh 2 was a nice surprise.
 
Oct 28, 2017
4,523
Raleigh, NC
#16
Liked pretty much everything that was shown very, very much but I'm pretty let down by the lack of any type of dates. Even years would have been okay.

Presentation was very neat but I think they could have tightened it up more. Cutting to Sid at a desk after the mind fuck of TLOU2 was real weird.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#20
Yeah. This E3 was a let down for me. No Wild, No Bluepoint game, no RAD game and many others even shenmue 3, FF7 and Lost Soul Aside. Wushu exlcusive? Indies? VR Games?

I think Sony is now prioritizing PGW and PSX much more than E3.
Yeah I think so too. More so cause it's practically their own shows right? Like I don't think Xbox has a presence during PGW unless I'm wrong.
 
Oct 26, 2017
1,388
#21
TLOU2 gameplay looked vastly improved from the original. GOT and Spidey Gameplay looked awesome as well. Death Stranding....my head still hurts. lol

hype as fuck to play these games.

but Sony needs to fire the people in charge of their presentation.
 
Oct 27, 2017
562
#24
Yeah. This E3 was a let down for me. No Wild, No Bluepoint game, no RAD game and many others even shenmue 3, FF7 and Lost Soul Aside. Wushu exlcusive? Indies? VR Games?

I think Sony is now prioritizing PGW and PSX much more than E3.
Yeah, either Sony is saving those games for the later conferences or they're now in cruise control in preparation for the PS5.
 

mejin

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Member
Oct 27, 2017
702
#26
The lack of PS1 Classics announcement was a let down.

Also worst E3 ever. Games are top notch though.

E3 2018 is meh, year 2019 with games is the best.
That's what it really matters in the end.

Anyway, Shawn Layden is the problem. He tried to do something different last year and this year too, but he doesn't learn what people really want.
 
Oct 27, 2017
6,077
#33
That's what it really matters in the end.

Anyway, Shawn Layden is the problem. He tried to do something different last year and this year too, but he doesn't learn what people really want.
Some of you are insane they had ONE transition period that was it I dont get some of you sometimes.
 
Oct 25, 2017
7,987
#35
but Sony needs to fire the people in charge of their presentation.
Yup, somehow they didn't learn the gimmick thing for live people when the vast majority are watching on a stream is stupid.
Without that dumb "intermission" that had the content to be another GOAT conference, so many of the gameplay/trailers were 10s, even with a relatively small number of games (could have even squeezed in two more third party multi reveals in those minutes).

An opening music number is fine though!
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,395
#36
Yeah, either Sony is saving those games for the later conferences or they're now in cruise control in preparation for the PS5.
Judging by every E3 conference we've seen so far this year, it's probably the latter. I think a lot of folks around here have been somewhat in denial about how close we are to next gen.
 
Oct 28, 2017
4,523
Raleigh, NC
#37
The lack of PS1 Classics announcement was a let down.

Also worst E3 ever. Games are top notch though.

E3 2018 is meh, year 2019 with games is the best.
Only nerds on here (including myself in that) give a shit about the presentation aspect of the thing after 48 hours. This was several times better than last year for me personally.
 
Oct 27, 2017
7,803
#38
The E3 was presented in a really terrible manner.

but the content out of it was incredible.

TLoU 2 looks superb.

Ghost of Tsushima looks 100 times better than I expected.

Death Stranding looks .. like something I suppose.
 
Feb 3, 2018
655
The Seychelles
#39
TLoU II will be GOTY whenever it comes out. I'm certain of that. That demo was outstanding.

I'm with folks on the conference itself. So weird how they moved people from one venue to the other and had a weird lull there. But all the games themselves were phenomenal. So hyped!
 
Nov 2, 2017
147
#41
g a p y e a r

conference was poo poo
the stinkiest of diapers
the most rotten of cheeses
the nastiest of boogers

the gameplay segments were great, lgbt recognition in tloupt2 was great, more asian representation across games was great too, death stranding is best delivery guy simulator, format was doody
i dont want to see sid shuman transitions ever again
 
Oct 26, 2017
1,388
#48
Yup, somehow they didn't learn the gimmick thing for live people when the vast majority are watching on a stream is stupid.
Without that dumb "intermission" that had the content to be another GOAT conference, so many of the gameplay/trailers were 10s, even with a relatively small number of games (could have even squeezed in two more third party multi reveals in those minutes).

An opening music number is fine though!
I have no problem with the music, just that dumb intermission.