Earlier this yr, Sony Interactive Leisure CEO Jim Ryan revealed they deliberate to have 12 live-service video games based mostly on PlayStation IPs by the tip of fiscal yr 2025. A type of is seemingly in growth at Jetpack Interactive, beforehand a help studio who ported God of Battle to PC in January. In line with job listings on the Jetpack Interactive web site, the sport might be a cross-platform AAA live-service title based mostly on a “prized” Sony IP.
What we learn about Jetpack Interactive’s new live-service recreation
Jetpack Interactive is presently recruiting for builders to affix their workforce as they work “straight with Sony to develop one among its flagship IPs inside its a lot anticipated stay providers video games portfolio”, in accordance with a studio description on the applying kind for a number of positions throughout the studio. There are not any extra particulars on this “prized IP” from Sony and whereas among the listings for open positions on the Jetpack Interactive web site give a couple of extra particulars away, they don’t actually slim issues down. The sport will function real-time gameplay in addition to “core participant methods together with issues like talents, motion, and weapons”. These particulars might be used to explain quite a lot of Sony IPs.
The workforce might be small and collaboration-oriented with an indie-style work method but they’re striving to create a AAA recreation in Unreal Engine. Sony might be publishing the sport though there’s a stunning element amongst the job listings. A number of of them point out that individuals becoming a member of the workforce will should be “understanding of the challenges related to cross-platform growth”. Mentions of PC and Xbox have been rife alongside the apparent PlayStation references, so there’s each likelihood the sport is not going to be console unique and should launch on PC on day one.
We’ll simply have to attend and see what Jetpack Interactive is engaged on, though it looks like the undertaking is in its actually early days and we would not see it for fairly a while.
In different information, PS5’s cloud competitor Google Stadia is closing down early subsequent yr. Elsewhere, apparently Saudi Arabia is spending $13 billion on buying a number one recreation writer.