PlayStation Studios just got slightly larger today, as Sony revealed Haven Studios as its latest acquisition. Led by industry veteran Jade Raymond - best known for working on Assassin's Creed and Watch Dogs - a partnership with Sony was previously confirmed to create a new IP, and that's gone one step further.
Speaking through a new PlayStation Blog, Hermen Hulst, Head of PlayStation Studios confirmed:
Today, I’m delighted to announce that Haven Studios is officially joining PlayStation Studios! Jade Raymond brings a wealth of experience from her industry achievements and an infectious passion for creating games, and the leadership team at Haven is an equally impressive group of industry veterans who have collaborated on some of the biggest and most beloved games and franchises that many of us still enjoy today.
PlayStation Announce Haven Studios as Latest Acquisition
Issuing her own statement, Jade Raymond also weighed in on PlayStation Blog, advising:
Today, the Haven team begins a new phase of our journey, as part of the PlayStation Studios family. Working with Hermen, Connie Booth and the team at PlayStation over the past year has been a career highlight. SIE is a supportive partner that truly understands the creative process and what it takes to make a blockbuster AAA game. They have empowered and encouraged us to bring our bold vision to life and make our dreams come true and we could not be more thrilled about this opportunity to strengthen our partnership.
Haven's debut game hasn't been unveiled yet. While previous reports indicated this would be an online multiplayer game, one which follows the games-as-a-service (GaaS) model, that's currently unconfirmed. We'll keep you informed as we learn more.