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Studio Working on Secret PlayStation Game Hit by Layoffs as Sony Reevaluates Portfolio

Deviation Games laid off a number of developers as Sony reassessed its portfolio. The studio is currently working on developing a new original AAA IP in collaboration with PlayStation.

a few developers Deviation Games joins LinkedIn He announced that he had resigned from his current position. These include now former Associate Producer Jared Bailey, Technical He Combat and Encounter Designer Luke Stamppf, and Software His Engineer Kyle Pelas.

Not much background or information was provided as to the reasons for the layoffs, but Perras said Deviation Games was “in a difficult situation and I was part of it and had to make a number of layoffs.” It’s unclear if this dismissal has anything to do with PlayStation’s project with Deviation Games and its current status.

Deviation Games, founded in June 2021 by Call of Duty veterans Jason Blundell and Dave Anthony, initially announced a partnership with PlayStation. but, Blundell leaves Division Games One year later, in September 2022.

Deviation Games isn’t the only studio to see layoffs this week. PlayStation’s first-party studio and developer of Concrete Genie, PixelOpus, will be shutting down on his June 2nd. Ubisoft also had a wave of layoffs earlier this week.

Not much is currently known about Deviation’s new IP, but it’s likely that it will be released on PlayStation 5. Deviation’s games could also be multiplayer, as Sony is also investing in more multiplayer titles, working with developers like Haven Studios and Firewalk Studios. .

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