Haven Studios, software house founded in 2021 by Jade Raymond, was officially bought by Sony today. For the uninitiated, Raymond was the founder of Ubisoft Toronto and Motive Studios and contributed to the creation of two historic videogame franchises, that is Assassin’s Creed e Watchdog.
This is extraordinary news and it certifies the ambitions of Sony which, with the acquisition of Port and with that of Housemarque last year, he doesn't want to stand by and watch the competitor Microsoft and, indeed, to relaunch with a mouth-watering blow that will make all users of the consoles produced by the Japanese company happy.
Sony has decided to buy the software house of Jade Raymond for the extraordinary experience this would bring to the development of multiplayer AAA titles. In particular, in the press release that formalized the marriage between the two realities, we read that Haven is working on a new original IP for the Japanese giant and we can't wait to find out what it is.
The same intervened on the acquisition Raymond which expressed itself as follows:
A year ago, these days, we embarked on a journey to found the studio with a small team and with many ambitions. Our goal was to create a studio where we could make the kind of games we've always wanted to create and have always wanted to play. We have made incredible progress in such a short time thanks to our talented team. We have established a work culture based on kindness, adaptability and courage that unlocks creativity. Our new IP for PlayStation is well on its way to delivering an AAA multiplayer experience with the goal of building an ever-changing and evolving world of freedom, excitement and playfulness that will keep players engaged for years.
In short, these are very high premises and the hype that reigns around this acquisition is a lot. We can't wait, therefore, to find out what this new IP will be and to play it as soon as possible.