Firesprite Games has been a surprise PlayStation Studio for a while, but it’s also one where we’re waiting to see what it can do. Having become part of the PlayStation collective, there have been a couple rumors about what Firesprite has on its plate, but we’ve not seen anything official reveals yet. Nonetheless, a recent job listing seems to indicate that Firesprite might be preparing a AAA horror title in Unreal Engine 5.
The new Narrative Director role on Firesprite’s website career pages has quite a few curious details in its description. Notably, it claims that the studio is looking for someone to “join our development team for a AAA narrative driven horror-adventure game in Unreal 5.”
This would be one of the first times we’ve heard concrete info on projects Firesprite is putting together. There’s very little further details on exactly what that entails, whether it will be a whole new IP or an adaptation of something else. Nonetheless, it’s one of the first concrete signs of a project at Firesprite beyond rumors.
Firesprite Games was picked up by PlayStation Studios back in September 2021. Having worked on various projects like the Playroom, Persistance VR, and Air Force Special Ops: Nightfall, Firesprite came under PlayStation umbrella and rumors immediately swirled about what the developer was working on. Supposedly, Lucid Games lead Matt Southern left that studio to join Firesprite, which was said to get the Twisted Metal reboot to work on as well. However, there has been no official confirmation on that particular story as of yet.
Whatever “AAA narrative driven horror-adventure game in Unreal 5” Firesprite has in store for us is curious enough. It will be interesting to see what kind of game the dev house reveals when it comes time. Stay tuned for more updates on this story right here at Shacknews.