SIE London Studio may finally abandon VR and get a chance for a proper next-generation follow-up for the PS5 with new projects that may include online multiplayer.
SIE London Studio has mainly worked on small projects, with a few exceptions such as the Blood and Truth and The Getaway series. They were also behind the eight-day demo exhibited for the PS3, but it didn’t become a real game. Their recent job listings suggest that their next big project will offer online multiplayer.
Just as we looked at Days Gone developer Sony Bend Studio earlier, we looked at job listings on LinkedIn and the official website to dig deeper into what they’re working on. Currently, there are three jobs on the website, but these are usually in mind to open at the beginning of a new quarter and are now nearing the end of one job.
Job listings are for lead 3D character artists, senior gameplay programmers, and lead online programmers. What’s interesting here is that most positions mention AAA games as an experience here. This is a fairly standard method, but SIE London Studio’s Blood and Truth wasn’t really a traditional AAA game. It was well received by critics.
As for lead online programmers, it suggests that the new game has a multiplayer implementation. “Lead online programmers work with multiple disciplines within the engine and gaming teams to lead the development of the online features needed for the next big title. These features include networked physics and It may include animation systems, game logic, matchmaking, session management, etc. “, read the job listings.