New Sony studio Firesprite is making a ‘triple-A horror game’ in Unreal Engine 5
Job listing suggests a big-budget “narrative driven horror-adventure” is in the works for PS5
Sony‘s recently acquired Firesprite studio is working on a triple-A horror game, it’s been revealed.
As spotted by a Resetera user, a job listing on the UK-based studio’s website states that a horror game is in development, and will run on Unreal Engine 5.
“We are looking for a narrative director to join our development team for a AAA narrative driven horror-adventure game in Unreal 5,” it reads.
“The narrative director is responsible for the project storytelling, helping establish & consider the game’s universe and lore, with responsibility for the quality implementation of narrative content for project milestones and ultimately the game’s release.”
It’s not clear if the title is based on an existing Sony horror game property, such as Siren, or whether it’s a new IP.
Firesprite is already co-developing a PlayStation VR 2 spin-off of the Horizon series called Horizon Call of the Mountain, in collaboration with Guerrilla Games.
As reported in January, VGC also understands that Firesprite has taken over development of Lucid Games’ unannounced Twisted Metal reboot and poached its game director.
Matt Southern – the director of various Motorstorm games, plus the original pitcher for Drive Club – left his role as game director at Lucid in January to take on the same role at Firesprite.
Firesprite’s job listings also include numerous roles for what’s simply being referred to as a “multiplayer action” game, but the fact that one of these roles is ‘senior designer: vehicle handling’ suggests this could be the new Twisted Metal game.
It was announced last month that NBC’s streaming platform Peacock will be hosting a Twisted Metal TV series, starring Anthony Mackie from The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and written by Michael Jonathan (most recently known for his work on Cobra Kai).