Haven Studios rumoured to be developing PlayStation-exclusive games-as-a-service title

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
The Jade Raymond-led development team Haven Studios is making its first game as a studio and as a PlayStation partner, and we now have a report about what it might look like.

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The report comes from multiplayer.it, an Italian games site that we have never come across at TT. Please, bear that in mind before we continue, because you now need to get out the Himalayan salt grinder.

In a message from an anonymous recruiter states that 'Haven Games' is developing an online multiplayer games-as-a-service title exclusively for PlayStation. "He's looking to add a [developer role] to the team to help develop an original intellectual property: a Sony-exclusive GaaS Online." Note that the site has removed the specific role to keep it as anonymous as possible, though this obviously lessens the validity of the rumour. The post would line up with other recruitment listings that advertised positions for a senior software engineer, senior core infrastructure engineer, and an online software engineer, all of which pointed towards the new game having online functionality.

However, it is really bizarrely translated, featuring a 'He' as the recruiter when it was allegedly a request from Jade Raymond. In addition, the recruiter calls the team 'Haven Games' instead of Haven Studio. These could all be translation issues, of course. As such a fresh-faced studio, job listings and random recruitment posts would be the place where we would be getting an idea of what Haven is working on.

PlayStation Studios is also partnered with Deviation Games and Firewalk Studios, both of which have yet to announce titles. We do have a much better idea of how they operate within the first-party set-up, however.

Is this something you would like to see from Haven Studio? Let us know in the comments?
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation and other gaming news. He writes about PS5 exclusives like The Last of Us and Horizon, PS Plus news, and his favorite games — The Witcher, Assassin’s Creed, and God of War — before an evening swim.
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