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PlayStation's next major studio acquisition seemingly confirmed in job listing

PlayStation's next major studio acquisition seemingly confirmed in job listing

PlayStation may have quietly acquired another studio according to a recent job listing.

Acquisitions were all the rage, but news of companies snapping up other studios does seem to have slowed amidst all of the Microsoft and Activision commotion. If you’re not up to date, buckle up.

As I’m sure you’re aware, Microsoft is hoping to acquire Activision for $68.7 billion but the deal has faced intense scrutiny, particularly in regards to the Call of Duty franchise and whether it’ll become an Xbox-exclusive. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission has filed a suit to block the acquisition and one group of gamers have also launched their own lawsuit. Microsoft has argued that PlayStation has plenty of exclusives and if this latest acquisition news proves to be true, Sony may have just quietly added another studio to its roster.

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As reported by Push Square, it appears as if Sony may have acquired developer Ballistic Moon who are rumoured to be working on an Unreal Engine 5 AAA narrative-based game single player adventure game for the PlayStation 5. That’s very interesting, because we still don’t know what’s going on with that Uncharted-esque game that popped up in the latest PS5 ad campaign.

Sony are currently seeking a senior dialogue designer at PlayStation Global and the listing mentions that the candidate would work on “major AAA projects alongside our partners at studios such as Naughty Dog, Santa Monica Studio, Guerrilla Games, Firesprite, Ballistic Moon, London Studios, Housemarque, Media Molecule, Insomniac Games, Sucker Punch Productions, and more.” Ballistic Moon is the only studio on that list that Sony doesn’t already outright own so you can see why it’s sparked interest.

Since the job advert gained attention, the mention of Ballistic Moon has been removed so this could all just be a simple mistake. Then again, it could also be that this information shouldn’t have yet been made public. Time will tell.

Featured Image Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Sony

Topics: PlayStation, Sony