Sony Interactive Entertainment has agreed to acquire Firesprite Limited, a U.K.-based videogame studio. Firesprite developed games including The Playroom and The Playroom VR for PlayStation consoles.
“We have a rich history of working with the founders of Firesprite and are excited to grow the PlayStation presence in Liverpool,” said Jim Ryan, president and CEO of SIE. “The portfolio of titles Firesprite has developed has continually demonstrated the team’s ability to transcend traditional gameplay experiences and brilliantly showcase the potential of our hardware.”
“Creating quality, state-of-the-art games has always been at the forefront of Firesprite’s work and I’m confident they will push the bar even further as part of PlayStation Studios,” said Hermen Hulst, head of PlayStation Studios. “Firesprite’s ability to weave best-in-class gameplay with new technology is exceptional and I think fans will be excited about their creative vision for the future.”
Firesprite is the 14th studio to join PlayStation Studios.