Though we’re still awaiting a firm PlayStation 5 release date, a number of developers have confirmed they’re working on games for Sony’s next-gen console.
Rumored to release some time between the end of 2019 and the end of 2020, we still don’t know which PS5 games will be available at launch at beyond, but we do know some of the studios and publishers working on them.
We’ve collated all the evidence based on job filings, press releases and more to reveal the full list of developers working on creating next-gen games.
PlayStation 5 Developers
Though the Mass Effect and Dragon Age developer has not officially confirmed its working on a PS5 game, there’s an interesting tweet from live service boss Chad Robertson. In response to a fan asking whether players will be able to crossover game saves from the current-gen to the next-gen version of its new sci-fi game Anthem, he responded a solitary word: “Always”. This is sparked speculation that Anthem will be released for PS5.
The developer of Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption is moving forward with its plans for PlayStation 5. Rockstar’s debut PS5 game could be a belter. The studio is currently hiring for its next-generation game. They’re putting quite a focus in its most recent roles on motion capture and facial animation. If you thought Red Dead Redemption 2 looks good, it looks like we’ll be in for real treat in the next-generation. The big question is: will it be a game from a series in their current portfolio or something entirely new?
Square’s in-house studio Luminous Production, who were originally set to work on a TV series focusing on the evolution of humans, have been re-tasked. According to the 3D graphic director, Luminous will now be working on a new AAA title for PS5.
Treyarch, famous for creating games in the Call of Duty series, listed a job role for an unannounced next-gen title. What’s interesting about this is that the Call of Duty series switches development duties each year with three studios: Treyarch, Sledgehammer Games and Infinity Ward.
With Sledgehammer and Treyarch having taken their turns with the last two CoD games, Infinity Ward is up next for 2019, suggesting that PS5 could actually launch by the end of 2019. Either that, or the PS5 game they’re working on is the one scheduled for 2021.
Sony Interactive Entertainment
In an interview with Finder.com.au, Kazunori Yamauchi, CEO of Polyphony, stated very clearly that the most recent Gran Turismo game was “over-specced for PS4 Pro.” In his exact words he said: “It’s over-specced for PS4 Pro. So we are building for future versions of the console rather than the one we see today.” That pretty much confirms that a Gran Turismo game will be coming to PS5.
Of course, Sony has already confirmed its working on PS5, so you’d expect all of its studios to be working on next-gen games too.
Bandai Namco Entertainment
Supermassive Games is currently hard at work on The Dark Pictures Anthology. However, a LinkedIn profile of Sunny Mody, a level integrator at Supermassive states that she’s working on an “unannounced AAA game for a next-generation Sony console.” Personally, we’re hoping to see a sequel to the brilliant PS4 exclusive, Until Dawn.
Bethesda Studios has just come straight out with it to confirm that Starfield is being made for PS5. In an interview with executive producer Todd Howard, he confirmed as such. Bethesda even tweeted it out.
— Bethesda Game Studios (@BethesdaStudios) June 11, 2018
Defiant, who we know are currently working on Lords of the Fallen 2, are also working on something for next-gen. On their website, they’re hiring for multiple positions, including a graphics programmer to work on a “groundbreaking original AAA IP for next generation platforms”. Delving a little deeper into what’s required for the various roles, the terms “FPS” and “cooperative multiplayer game” are mentioned frequently.
Warner Bros Studios
British developer, Rocksteady Studios, the team behind the awesome Batman series, have listed multiple roles on its website. They make no secret of the fact they’re hiring for “a AAA title on the next generation platforms”. Rumors suggest this could be a Superman PS5 game, but no official details have been revealed.
Amazon Game Studios
Double Helix (now Amazon Games Studios), who worked on Silent Hill: Homecoming, Killer Instinct and Strider (among others) is reportedly working on an unannounced action shooter for next-gen formats and PC. This much was confirmed in a now-deleted profile on Linked In from Allen Will, a senior VFX artist at the studio.
High Impact Games
The studio that brought us Ratchet & Clank Size Matters looks like they’re working on a PS5 game. Once again, the LinkedIn profile of one of the team’s sound designers has now been removed. However, not before the details were leaked revealing he’s working on an “unannounced title” for next-gen.
That’s all the PS5 developers so far, but they’ll be plenty more!
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