The PlayStation 4 absolutely killed it this year. Sony is undoubtedly proud of the massive success following games like Uncharted 4, Spider-Man and the award-winning God of War. In the spoils of victory. Sony has already planned its next step with a project that they’ve taken to calling “The next chapter in cinematic storytelling”. S9mething I reckon is planned for the PlayStation 5.
The leak was made during a job listing in Greenhouse that basically asked for different skill sets regarding an unannounced triple-A game. One that plans to break several barriers and essentially become the next generation’s step into story-telling masterpieces.
“This high visibility project is being developed in collaboration with a major Sony development studio. Though currently unannounced, we have a clear vision and plan to release. The new game development team will leverage our existing expertise and premier talent. Guaranteeing a high visual quality bar for the title.”
The title itself has no established story or platform just yet, hence why the general assumption is that this game will be for the PlayStation 5. What we did see mention of were older Sony titles that emphasized cinematic storytelling such as Uncharted, Last of Us and God of War.
Could this new title be an expansion or tie-in to one of the aforementioned ones? Or something new entirely? We don’t know for sure. But we do know that the aspirations and plans for the next big step are huge.
The jobs were listed for Sony’s internal San Diego studio, and considering the hinted efforts behind the PlayStation 5. It’s still going to be a very long time before we get to see any established product of this caliber.
Considering a claim not long ago that single player games are dying, It’s really refreshing that the current generation’s best games continue to be single player. Spider-Man, Red Dead Redemption 2 and God of War pretty much hammered that point home.
The sweep at the annual game awards was also reinforcement to this thought process. Sony knows that, and is acting upon it. The wait may be very long, but it should also be worth it. Hopefully.