The latest job postings from British developer Firesprite talk about an ambitious VR title based on one of the most successful IPs of the console of the past ten years. A long time ago there was a rumor that SIE London Studio was working on Horizon Zero Dawn PSVR title.
The British development studio Firesprite recently published several job postings suggesting an action-adventure in VR. For example, the passage regarding a lead producer states that a VR action-adventure is planned, which has been “adapted from one of the most original and successful multimillion-selling console IP titles in the last 10 years.”
According to the studio, this is an extremely exciting project in which they are collaborating with those responsible for the brand to create a completely new chapter in an established universe. In doing so, the immersive possibilities of virtual reality should be exploited to the full. The team wants to tell a new story for both die-hard fans and newcomers.
Although there is no clear reference to the “Horizon” franchise here, there was an interesting rumor about this as early as October 2019. At that time, a leaker reportedly found out that Sony Interactive Entertainment’s London studio was working on a PSVR title to take place in the universe of Horizon Zero Dawn.
In the meantime, however, this development studio has nothing to do with virtual reality games, which is why this project has probably been handed over to another developer.
In addition, Guerrilla Games took the official website of the first-person shooter Killzone offline. This could be an indication that the Dutch video game developer wants to concentrate fully on the Horizon series from now on.
We will find out at a later date whether this is really a spin-off from Horizon. In any case, this year you can look forward to the highly touted sequel to the post-apocalyptic action-RPG series, which will be released for PS5 and PS4.