Sony Liverpool, creators of the vaunted WipEout franchise, unfortunately closed their doors over the summer.
As the saying goes “When God closes a door he opens a window” right? Such is the case with this band of developing brothers as they join together to form FireSprite.
The studio was announced today via press release at their new site, which you can check out right here. Managing Director Graeme Ankers introduces the vision for FireSprite thusly:
"At the start we looked back at the games we delivered over the past 20 years. Our journey goes back to Psygnosis and through to Studio Liverpool. Individuals on the team have worked on games that shaped the industry including titles for hardware launches that span PS1, PS2, PSP, PS3 and PSVita. The next step of that journey is Firesprite.
Firesprite was born when the Management and Creative Leads of Studio Liverpool came together with a shared vision of creating a new game studio. The founder team alone has 80+ years of experience and has worked on games such as Shadow of the Beast, Lemmings, Rollcage, Colony Wars, Killzone, Motorstorm, F1, and WipEout.”
FireSprite's most recent project was the visual side of Japan Studio's The Playroom, which debuted free with the Playstation 4. Japan Studio has some nice things to say about the team and we wish them all the best in their new endeavor at their new studio in Liverpool.
Related Game(s): WipEout, The Playroom