Jade Raymond and Hermen Hulst on why Sony is buying Haven Studios

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by Christopher Dring

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There’s something a little different about PlayStation’s plan to acquire Haven Studios.

Historically, Sony likes to have a little dating period with a developer, where they might release a few games together before they get married. It’s what happened with Naughty Dog, Guerrilla, Media Molecule, Insomniac and Housemarque.

Yet Sony announced its partnership with Haven a little over a year ago. The developer may be full of established faces who are responsible for hit games such as Assassin’s Creed, but it’s still a new studio. It’s still growing. It’s not even announced the PS5 game it’s working

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