PlayStation’s new San Diego-based studio is working to “develop upon current franchises”, in keeping with the LinkedIn profile of the studio’s former head.
Michael Mumbauer labored at PlayStation as Studio Head till November 2020. Within the phase of his profile detailing his work with the brand new San Diego group, Mumbauer writes: “His newest achievement is having constructed a model new, all-star, AAA Motion/Journey growth group for Ps. Based mostly in San Diego and using proprietary engine expertise, this group was assembled to develop upon current franchises and craft all new tales for the subsequent era of players.”
As to what these current franchises might be, there have been rumours for some time that PlayStation has been engaged on a partnership with Naughty Canine to continue the Uncharted series. Nothing official is offered to verify that this new growth group is engaged on an Uncharted recreation, however there’s an uncommon and fascinating wrinkle…
Within the ‘Featured’ part of Mumbauer’s LinkedIn profile, between movies of a keynote presentation and GDC speak from him, is a video from YouTuber RobinGaming about Sony “secretly” making a studio to make Uncharted 5. The ‘Featured’ part of a LinkedIn profile is crammed in by the profile proprietor themselves, and so this Uncharted 5 principle video has been purposefully positioned there by Mumbauer. That is, in fact, under no circumstances an official affirmation of the hearsay, however is an fascinating element all the identical.
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As for this new growth group, it shouldn’t be confused with San Diego Studio, Sony’s first-party growth home that has spent a lot of its lifetime devoted to creating installments of MLB The Present. As a substitute, this new San Diego-based studio is a brand new meeting that has but to be formally introduced.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK Information and Leisure Author.