Even as the dust is still settling on PlayStation’s acquisition of Bungie two months ago, PlayStation is continuing to add to their first-party ranks and has acquired Haven Studios, the team led by industry-heavyweight Jade Raymond.
In a post on the PlayStation blog, head of PlayStation Studios Herman Hulst welcomed the team officially into the stable of studios, almost a year after the partnership between the two to create a “modern multiplayer experience that brings gamers together in positive and meaningful ways”.
Excited to officially welcome @HavenStudiosinc to PlayStation Studios! Super impressed by @ibjade and her talented team, and their vision for an original multiplayer game for PlayStation. Congrats to everyone at Haven! pic.twitter.com/EjWFbh1HEc
In a statement within the same blog post, Jade Raymond states that the team’s “first new IP for PlayStation is on track to deliver a AAA multiplayer experience with a vision to build a systemic and evolving world focused on freedom, thrill, and playfulness that will keep players entertained and engaged for years.”
When you view the acquisition of Bungie within this context, it’s clear PlayStation are driving at synergy within their studios and we’re keen to see what Haven Studios deliver.