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What are Sony's Studios Working On

by John Simone   //   11:27 PM on 02.01.2013

Come on Sony We Know Whatís Going On

Itís been awhile since we've gotten any games from many of Sonyís first party studios, so what are they working on. I have a few educated guesses on what all these studios are doing. Letís take a look.


Guerrilla Games
Guerrilla Games is well known for the Killzone series. We known that they currently have a group of people working on Killzone: Mercenary, but I also know that they have a team working on something else. Back in 2010 at a press briefing at Gamescom Guerrilla said that the managing director of the studio said that their next title would be a new IP. Since then Killzone 3 has come out, but I think that their next game will be that new IP. What that IP is I donít know. If I had to guess Iíd say that new IP is a sci-fi, open world first person shooter for the PS4.

Media Molecule
Media Molecule is the studio behind the critically acclaimed LittleBigPlanet series. Recently they passed the torch onto another studio for LittleBigPlanet Vita. Media Molecule has said that theyíre stepping away from the series, but I donít think the studio will really do that, or that Sony would let them. I think theyíre working on LittleBigPlanet 3 for PS4.

Sony Bend
Sony Bend is an interesting studio because theyíre definitely working on a Vita title, but I canít put my finger on one title they could be doing. Iíll just give you two titles and tell you that they are either working on Uncharted Vita 2 or Syphon Filter Vita. The more probable one is Uncharted Vita 2. Golden Abyss was too popular to not get a sequel.

Sucker Punch
Sucker Punch is my favorite Sony first party studio. So I have to differentiate between what I want Sucker Punch to be working on and what, in reality, they are most likely working on. Iíd love for Sucker Punch to be working on Infamous 3, but, based on their track records with new consoles, they are probably working on something new. What that new thing is, I donít know. My guess is that itís a third person stealth game for PS4.

Sony Santa Monica
Sony Santa Monica has got to be working on God of War 4. Obviously they have got to be working on that game. Everyone thought that Ascension was going to be God of War 4, so 4 has got to be in production for PS4. I suspect that Santa Monica started working on God of War 4 for PS3 and Sony stopped them and told them to make God of War 4 for PS4. Which on Sonyís part is a good decision, because do you know what God of War 4 as a launch title does? It sells consoles thatís what it does.

Studio Japan
Studio Japanís last game was Gravity Rush for the vita, so I suspect the studio is working on Gravity Rush 2 for Vita. Itís either that or a new Patapon for Vita. Gravity and Patapon are extremely popular series and I donít see Sony letting either one not have other installments in each series in production right now. Studio Japan is definitely working on one of those two games, but the other has got to be in production too.

Sony San Diego
Sony San Diego is studio known for MLB: The Show. I suspect they have a team of people working on another MLB: The Show for both Vita and PS4 and the rest of the studio is working on ModNation Racers Vita 2. ModNation on Vita had some great ideas, but some bad decisions, like not having online races. Fixing these issues would definitely make ModNation Racers Vita 2 a big seller.

Sony Cambridge
Sony Cambridge is the small team working on Killzone: Mercenary at Guerrilla. So I think after theyíre done with that game theyíll start working on MediEvil for PS4. Itís obvious that Sony Cambridge will work on MediEvil because the main character in that series is Sir Dan and Sir Dan was in Playstation All-Stars: Battle Royale, which points to a potential reboot.

Sony London
If Sony London is known for any games, that game is SingStar. SingStar didnít really sell well here in the states, but over in Europe SingStar was insanely popular. Meaning that a PS4 sequel has got to be in the works.

Polyphony Digital
Polyphony Digital is developer of the game with highest attachment rate of any game ever made Gran Turismo 5. Thatís all that Polyphony Digital works on Gran Turismo games. So no matter what you say theyíre working on Gran Turismo 6 for PS4. No Doubt.

Evolution Studios
MotorStorm is Evolution's crown jewel. They've got to be working on another entry in the series, but that entry wonít only be on consoles. That game will be on both PS4 and Vita.

Naughty Dog
Naughty Dog is Sonyís best first party studio. They are the makers of the Jak and Daxter and Uncharted series and most recently The Last of Us. What I want for Naughty Dog to be making is Jak 4 and thatís what Iím going to believe theyíre making. Before Naughty Dog started The Last of US they wanted to make Jak 4. So I think the studio split up into teams one went to work on The Last of US and another went to work on Jak 4 for PS4. Itís either Jak 4 or Uncharted 4, which to me is highly unlikely.









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