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Sony completes acquisition of Haven Studios

Sony completes acquisition of Haven Studios

Haven Studios is now part of PlayStation Studios.

Sony has just completed the purchase of Canadian developer Haven Studios. The developer was only founded last year. It is working on an unannounced PC and PlayStation 5 game.

Sony is on something of a buying spree lately. They purchased Halo and Destiny creator Bungie and Returnal developer Housemarque this year. They also bought Insomniac Games in 2020.

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Gamesindustry.biz reports:

The ink has now dried. The team at Haven Studios — the Canadian game developer led by industry veteran Jade Raymond — are now officially PlayStation employees.

The two companies announced the planned acquisition in March. And when we spoke back then, it was clear why Sony was interested in buying a team that had only been founded in 2021.

For starters, it’s a company filled with established talent, not just Raymond but a whole number of experienced names who were behind major hits such as Assassin’s Creed and Rainbow Six: Siege. The developer is also making a live service title, which fits neatly with Sony’s stated ambition to push further into online service-based games. And it also sees PlayStation gain a presence in Canada, one of the world’s most successful games development countries.