Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire game developer Haven Studios. The studio is headed up by Jade Raymond and has been working on a PlayStation-exclusive project. Haven will now benefit from Sony’s technology and marketing team, as well as from the world-class talent it’ll be receiving from the Sony acquisition. The acquisition is also a sign of the company’s continued growth.
Haven is incredibly happy to announce that today we are joining the @Playstation Studios family. We’re excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from all the exceptional Playstation Studios teams.
To join us, please visit our website: https://t.co/QMOifk8FnK
— Haven Studios (@HavenStudiosInc) March 21, 2022
The studio has over 60 employees and is expected to be part of Sony’s next major acquisition, which will be a PlayStation game. The acquisition will see Haven become the 18th studio under PlayStation.
The studio’s management will continue to run day-to-day operations and will continue to work closely with the PlayStation leadership team. Although the acquisition is expected to be a few years away, it’s a positive move for the PlayStation brand.
Though the game studio hasn’t yet revealed what its next project will be, a new project has already been revealed. The studio’s latest announcement is that they plan to create a live service game.
As far as live services go, this is a natural fit, considering Bungie’s experience with developing Destiny 2. Jason Raymond believes the PlayStation acquisition is exciting because of its financial backing and freedom to invest in a new IP.