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Sony is working on a first-party AAA horror game built on UE5

Firesprite Games is one of the most recent studios to be acquired by Sony. Formed of ex-Studio Liverpool talent, the team have worked primarily on VR titles. That being said, the team’s next project is said to be a AAA horror title built on Unreal Engine 5.

Firesprite recently published a job application for a Narrative Director revealing that the team is currently working on “a AAA narrative driven horror-adventure game in Unreal 5.”

Though no additional details were provided, the announcement that the team is not only working on a horror title, but one built using Unreal Engine 5 is certainly interesting.

As a first-party publisher, PlayStation has mostly shied away from horror experiences, with the main titles of note in recent years being Until Dawn (and Rush of blood) and The Last of Us – though none of these games are pure horror experiences.

As mentioned, Firespite has primarily worked on VR titles since its founding in 2012 (including The Persistence VR, Astro's Playroom and more). While this does not guarantee that their upcoming AAA horror game will be in VR, it certainly gives credence to the idea. Furthermore, the VR platform lends itself well to horror, and with Sony working on a PSVR 2 right now, the stars seem to be aligning. It will be interesting to see what exactly the game is.

KitGuru says: What do you think of the game’s description? Would you like it to be a VR title? Do you think it is a new IP? Let us know down below.

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