December 5, 2023

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In 2021, Deviation Video games, a brand new studio fashioned by Name of Responsibility veterans, unveiled itself to the world, confirming that it had partnered with PlayStation to work on a brand new AAA IP for the PS5, which went on to enter full manufacturing in 2022. Whereas particulars on the challenge or its manufacturing have been scant since then, some attention-grabbing info has just lately emerged nonetheless.

As noticed by @bogorad222 on Twitter, the LinkedIn profile of Shaun Edwardes – who was Chief Operation Officer at Deviation Video games from 2019 to 2021 – claims that the studio’s PS5 title had a funds of over $50 million. In fact, whereas that does appear pretty modest compared to the exorbitant cash that will get spent on AAA improvement lately, it’s nonetheless a sizeable determine.

Apparently, bogorad222 additionally claims that the challenge has been cancelled altogether, saying in a follow-up tweet that an unnamed Deviation worker unintentionally let slip to him that Sony had cancelled the challenge “in all probability” on account of “value reducing”. Whereas that’s finest taken with a grain of salt till official particulars emerge, it’s price noting that Deviation Video games was just lately with layoffs.

Deviation Video games was one in every of a number of unbiased AAA studios which have partnered with Sony lately to work on PS5-exclusive stay service titles, alongside the likes of Haven Studios and Firewalk. Not like Deviation, nonetheless, the latter two have each been acquired by Sony.

In January final 12 months, Deviation Video games confirmed that it had opened a second studio in Canada. Later within the 12 months, it was introduced that co-founder Jason Blundell, who was additionally directing the developer’s debut challenge, had left the corporate.