PlayStation maker Sony is buying multiplayer studio Firewalk from ProbablyMonsters.
No figure has been placed on the deal which sees Firewalk become the 20th developer to join PlayStation Studios. The outfit is currently working on a new multiplayer title for both PlayStation 5 and PC, which is being published by Sony.
Firewalk was established back in 2018 as part of ProbablyMonsters, a developer collective founded by Bungie vets.
“We’ve had the privilege of working with ProbablyMonsters and Firewalk for several years and our teams share the same ambition to create meaningful experiences for gamers," PlayStation Studios boss Hermen Hulst said.
"Firewalk’s innovative approach to connected storytelling and its commitment to high-quality gameplay continues to exceed our expectations. I think fans will be very pleased when they see what Firewalk has in store for them.”
Firewalk studio head Tony Hsu (pictured) added: “We've assembled an amazing team at Firewalk Studios, built specifically to bring memorable multiplayer experiences to players around the world. SIE has supported our team’s vision from the beginning and with the incredible creative power of the PlayStation Studio ecosystem. This exciting next step will help us transform that vision into a reality.”
This represents another big step for Sony's PC games business. Back in 2022, the company bought Destiny maker Bungie having previously acquired PC porting specialist Nixxes the previous year.