PlayStation-acquired studio Firesprite has shown off its new, much larger office.
“The move to our new studio space is a significant step forward for Firesprite in helping us fulfill our vision of becoming a creative powerhouse within the PlayStation Studios family,” reads an article on the studio’s website celebrating the move.
The team, which now numbers over 250, has moved into the totally renovated space which has previously hosted a “library, maritime business, museum and newsroom,” according to Firesprite.
The complex, which is leased until 2032 according to reports, is the largest letting in Liverpool in three years.
Firesprite worked alongside Guerrilla Games on PlayStation VR 2 title Horizon: Call of the Mountain, and VGC understands it has also taken over development of the as-yet unannounced Twisted Metal reboot.
Job listings earlier this year on the studio’s website also show that it’s working on a “AAA narrative driven horror-adventure game in Unreal 5“.
Firesprite was established in 2012 by former members of SIE Studio Liverpool, after it was closed down by Sony. Sony then acquired Firesprite in September 2021, making it an official part of the ‘PlayStation Studios family’.
Making the announcement at the timer, PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst stated: “After a number of years closely collaborating on several games together, including The Playroom and The Playroom VR, I couldn’t be more delighted to welcome Firesprite to the PlayStation Studios family as our 14th studio.
“Quite a few members of Firesprite come from SIE’s Studio Liverpool and we’re thrilled to welcome them back.
“Firesprite is a creative and ambitious studio that is exceptional at building incredible experiences that truly showcase the potential of our hardware.
“The team’s technical and creative capabilities will be paramount to growing our stellar catalog of exclusive games, and I think you’ll be excited for what’s to come.”
Weeks later, Firesprite made an acquisition of its own, announcing the purchase of Manchester-based Fabrik Games. The two studios had collaborated on multiplatform survival horror game The Persistence.