PlayStation Studio Firesprite is gearing up to make a horror game in UE5

A job listing on the Firesprite website suggests some details about an upcoming game from the studio.

Firesprite Games has been a PlayStation Studio surprise for a while, but it’s also one where we’re waiting to see what it can do. Being part of the PlayStation collective, there have been a few rumors about what Firesprite has on his plate, but we haven’t seen anything official yet. Nevertheless, a recent job listing seems to indicate that Firesprite might be readying a AAA horror title in Unreal Engine 5.

The new role of Narrative Director on the career pages of the Firesprite website has some curious details in its description. Notably, he claims the studio is looking for someone to “join our development team for a AAA story-driven horror adventure game in Unreal 5.”

This would be one of the first times we would hear concrete information about the projects that Firesprite is setting up. There are very few additional details on exactly what this entails, whether it’s a brand new IP address or an adaptation of something else. Nevertheless, this is one of the first concrete signs of a project at Firesprite beyond the rumors.

Firesprites' narrative director job listing seems to suggest that the studio is aiming to make a AAA horror game in Unreal Engine 5.
Firesprites’ narrative director job listing seems to suggest that the studio is aiming to make a AAA horror game in Unreal Engine 5.

Firesprite Games was taken over by PlayStation Studios in September 2021. After working on various projects such as Playroom, Persistence VR and Air Force Special Ops: Nightfall, Firesprite came under the PlayStation umbrella and rumors immediately swirled about it on what was the developer working on. Supposedly, Lucid Games frontman Matt Southern left that studio to join Firesprite, which would also have made the Twisted Metal reboot work. However, there has been no official confirmation of this particular story yet.

Whatever “AAA story-driven horror adventure game in Unreal 5” Firesprite has in store for us is curious enough. It will be interesting to see what kind of game the development house reveals when the time comes. Stay tuned for more updates on this story right here at Shacknews.

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