Some footage of a new Sony Sci-fi RPG by xDev has seemingly leaked onto the internet. The leak comes courtesy of Icon-Era, who received the footage of the game. The six-second clip showed a very rough version of the RPG from a third-person point of view. You can check out the clip here.
The clip shows a soldier observing a huge alien lifeform scaling a building, which looks futuristic in design. Judging by the looks, the footage is probably an early build of the game intended only for the developers. Moreover, the game looks similar to franchises like Mass Effect and Gears of War from this short video. So, perhaps Sony is looking to make a game similar to those franchises. The original poster has said that many more leaks about this game will come this year.
The New Sony Sci-Fi RPG
The poster said that the game is being made on Unreal Engine 5. Plenty of studios are using Unreal Engine 5 to develop their upcoming titles. Studios like CD Projekt RED, Remedy, and Gearbox Software are using it to make their upcoming titles as well. So, we can assume that the final product of this Sci-Fi RPG will look amazing if properly done in Unreal Engine 5.
As for the developers of this Sci-Fi RPG, we know that XDev is working on it. xDev is a studio based in Liverpool and operates under the PlayStation Studios banner. In addition to that, the main focus of xDev is assisting and collaborating with external studios on first and third-party games published by PlayStation/Sony.
Moreover, XDev mainly operates in Europe, so it can be assumed that the main studio behind this game is also based in Europe. So, the possible candidates here would be Firesprite, Housemarque, and Guerilla Games since it looks to be a first-party exclusive title.
With Guerilla Games working on Horizon Call of the Mountain and a Horizon co-op game, it looks like they have their hands full. Housemarque and Firesprite look to be the more popular candidates here. Firesprite is already working on a new AAA horror IP based on the studio’s job listings. In addition to that, Housemarque is also working on the PC port for Returnal.
We’ll have to wait until more information about the game is revealed to properly speculate.
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