Even before the studio’s first game has seen daylight, Sony has finally confirmed the acquisition of Haven Studios, and welcomes them as the newest member of the PlayStation Studios family.
The Canadian studio was formed back in 2021 under the leadership of Jade Raymond. Raymond is a well-known Canadian video game developer. She has helped with the creation of Assasin’s Creed and Watchdogs franchises, as well as in building both Ubisoft Toronto and EA Motive Studios.
“We started working with Jade and her team in early 2021 when they were about to announce the formation of Haven Studios. From the very first presentation, we were inspired by Haven’s vision to create a modern multiplayer experience that brings players together in a positive and meaningful way. We were confident in her creative and technical expertise to deliver such an ambitious project and are excited to invest in his journey developing a new original IP for PlayStation,” wrote a Sony spokesperson.
Haven Studios’ relationship with Sony has been indeed long-standing and well-established. They have so far worked with Sony on highly-acclaimed titles including The Last of Us 2, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Marvel’s Spider-Man, and more.
The Montreal-based studios currently have 106 employees, 50 of which were hired in the last year alone. The massive growth in expertise has mainly been on the engineering side, significantly boosting their R&D capabilities.