SCE Liverpool devs form Firesprite

Written by David Hing

December 6, 2013 | 10:14

Tags: #wipeout

Companies: #firesprite #sony

Developers from Wipeout studio Sony Liverpool have formed a new company, Firesprite.

The studio has already contributed to the Playstation 4 launch line up as it has helped out Sony's Japanese teams with Playroom, the augmented reality title that makes use of the Playstation 4's camera.

Firesprite will be led by Graeme Ankers with Lee Carus as art director and Chris Roberts as technical director.

The studio is staffed by some developers that were part of the original Sony Liverpool when it was still called Psygnosis and the five people in the studio's core leadership team have worked on games for every piece of Playstation hardware.

'The founding team met up socially after Studio Liverpool and we talked about all the things we had achieved over the years, the platform launches, the variety of games, going back to Psygnosis days and through to F1 and Wipeout. We knew we wanted to carry on making great games,' Ankers told IGN.

Psygnosis was renamed as SCE Liverpool in 1993 when it was acquired by Sony and the entity was closed down last year. The studio is probably most well known for the Wipeout series.

At present, Firesprite is working on tools and an engine for a new unannounced project. Graeme Ankers did however confirm that it won't necessarily be a Playstation exclusive despite the studio's strong ties to Sony.
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