Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that it has secured the exclusive publishing righters for a new “AAA multiplayer game” from Firewalk Studios. It’s currently unclear as to whether this is a new IP or not, it’s also unclear as to who will own the IP should it be a new one. Firewalk Studios is made up of ex-Bungie developers that worked on the Halo and Destiny franchises as well as ex-Oddworld Inhabitants Inc. developers. The studio is also part of ProbablyMonsters, a company that “develops AAA game studios”.

Details via Tom Tsu, head of Firewalk Studios:

Today, we’re thrilled to announce a partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment for our new, original multiplayer game. For our team, the opportunity to create new worlds and inspire more amazing moments for players around the world is the fire and ambition that keeps us going. The PlayStation team has a deep love and respect for the medium of games, and some of the best expertise and capabilities in the world to help make big ambitions a reality.

We’re already hard at work on development and have been having a ton of fun playing our game as a team. In fact, while we continued to grow our team during this challenging last year, it was our daily online playtests that provided the most consistent point of joy and connection for our crew. The fun and laughter of playing together brought us closer, even if we were physically apart. Our goal is to be able to deliver that same joy to gamers and we can’t wait to share what we’ve been working on when the time is right.

We’re very fortunate to love what we do – making games. There’s more game-making in front of us, but in the meantime, we’ll keep playing the incredible games this industry creates and generating a few more sparks of our own.

See you out there.

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