Sony purchases Firesprite

Studio arms race continues…

Sony purchases third studio in this year alone

Sony has purchased British developer Firesprite, who helped create The Playroom and Playroom VR, and being the developer behind The Persistence.

Sony’s acquisition of Firesprite is the third studio bought by the tech giant in 2021, following Houemarque and Nixxes.

The studio comprises of 250 people and becomes the 14th studio under the Playstation Studios umbrella.

As hinted in our sub-headline, Microsoft’s purchase of Bethesda has all but triggered Sony's recent studio buying spree as a way of stocking up on IPs and talent to remain competitive.