PlayStation London is responsible for some of the best PSVR games, like VR Worlds or Blood & Truth, but its VR days are seemingly over. In a recent report, it’s stated that the VR studio won’t be making anything for Sony’s upcoming PSVR 2 headset.
While PlayStation London will still be working on PlayStation-exclusive games, it won’t be working on VR titles. Instead, the studio will create an all-new multiplayer experience for non-VR PS5 gamers.
Considering how many studios are working on PlayStation-exclusive games, not having PlayStation London work on PSVR 2 games is odd. While the company can still work on these games in the future, that will probably take a while, given the circumstances.
"We are proud of the history and innovation that we've done over the years, supporting all sorts of PlayStation technology, whether that's VR, or AR, or microphones, or whatever," says co-studio head Stuart Whyte.
As of this writing, the studio has not been revealing information on this new live-service game, interesting concept art aside. Whyte told GamesIndustry that making this decision is being made to "explore some new avenues and set ourselves some new challenges."
"Innovation is always going to be at the heart of what we do. If you look at our heritage and the titles we've done, there are a lot of firsts in there. And that will continue," says Whyte.
Sony is currently working on more online live-service PlayStation games, recently acquiring Destiny 2 developer Bungie for that exact purpose. Naughty Dog, a studio exclusively making PlayStation exclusives, did reveal that a The Last of Us multiplayer game is also in development.
This new game from PlayStation London isn’t the only live-service game in the works for Sony, as the company wants more. Reportedly, the studio wants to have 12 live-service online games by 2025, alongside other PS5 exclusives and PSVR 2 titles.