Sony Inter­ac­tive Enter­tain­ment is going to pub­lish a new AAA PlaySta­tion con­sole exclu­sive from Fire­walk Stu­dios, a com­pa­ny found­ed in 2018 by for­mer Bungie veterans. 

The orig­i­nal IP will be the first game from the Fire­walk, which was estab­lished by stu­dio head Tony Hsu (for­mer­ly GM and senior VP of Des­tiny at Activi­sion), game direc­tor Ryan Ellis (pre­vi­ous­ly cre­ative direc­tor at Bungie) and exec­u­tive pro­duc­er Ele­na Sieg­man (pre­vi­ous­ly of Bungie, Irra­tional Games and Harmonix).

Hsu wrote on the PlaySta­tion Blog that the stu­dio has “care­ful­ly assem­bled an amaz­ing and diverse team of best-in-class tal­ent” which also pre­vi­ous­ly “helped bring to life fran­chis­es like Mass Effect and Apex Legends”.

No oth­er infor­ma­tion regard­ing Fire­walk’s new IP was revealed.

In a Nikkei inter­view, SIE boss Jim Ryan said Sony has been “qui­et­ly but steadi­ly” invest­ing in first-par­ty soft­ware and that the PS5 will have more exclu­sive games than any pre­vi­ous PlaySta­tion con­sole.

SIE announced back in March that it was fund­ing an orig­i­nal IP from anoth­er AAA start-up stu­dio, estab­lished by Jade Ray­mond. PlaySta­tion Stu­dios boss Her­man Hulst told GamesIndustry.biz that he’s “very inter­est­ed” in cre­at­ing a diverse slate of games.

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Her­man Hulst

But at the same time, we are just as com­mit­ted to mak­ing these qual­i­ty expe­ri­ences as we are to exper­i­men­ta­tion and to com­ing up with fresh ideas.”

Hulst added: “The love­ly folks that we are talk­ing to today at Fire­walk Stu­dios, they’re sto­ry tellers just like the peo­ple at PlaySta­tion Stu­dios are. They are sto­ry tellers in a very inno­v­a­tive way. Matched with their deep expe­ri­ence as a col­lec­tive in AAA mul­ti­play­er games, I think that is going to lead to some very inter­est­ing and very nice sur­pris­es for our fans.”