Sony XDEV Europe It appears that he has “lost” part of his name. The team, known for collaborating with the production and publishing of third-party works such as Returnal (Housemarque) and Detroit: Become Humane (Quantic Dream), is now appearing as SONY XDEV. There is also a series of references indicating that the study is becoming more and more popular international.
While it is true that the official Sony XDEV website has not changed (but clearly not updated, since it doesn’t even mention Sackboy: A Great Adventure, the last title he collaborated with), it is possible on PlayStation.com to see that Sony XDEV It is not seen only as “European”. Furthermore, he wrote that Sony XDEV is “collaborating with ambitious outside teams from all over the worldAdditionally, some employees are listed as a “global outside product” on LinkedIn.
In short, Sony XDEV appears poised to expand its sphere of influence. We remember that, too Japan studio (Renewed in April 2021, after losing many developers) had its own XDEV program meant for Japanese teams such as FromSoftware (Bloodborne, Demon’s Souls). Sony is explicitly realigning its internal structure, also with the goal of centralizing some activities. Could it be that Sony XDEV Europe is now also responsible for the Japanese developers?
or not Sony Issue a formal communication on this matter as soon as possible to shed light on the situation. However, we know Sony will be investing heavily in first-party development for the PS5.