May 22, 2022

Japan Studio in Re-Organisation

More Astro content incoming? Yes please!

The studio, most well known for its collaboration on Bloodborne as well as titles such as Knack 2 and Shadow of the Colossus will be undergoing a re-organisation on April 1st. But what does that mean? With the success of Astro’s Playroom, Sony have decided to centre Japan Studio in the future on its internal Team ASOBI; the team involved with its production.

Unbdoubtedly this is a scaling back of the Sony studio, and a more concentrated focus on quality over quantity going forwards. As it has been a long time since Japan Studio managed to produce something as well received as Shadow of the Colossus. After all, how many people finished Knack 2?

In an effort to further strengthen business operations, SIE can confirm PlayStation Studios JAPAN Studio will be re-organized into a new organization on April 1. JAPAN Studio will be re-centered to Team ASOBI, the creative team behind Astro’s PLAYROOM, allowing the team to focus on a single vision and build on the popularity of Astro’s PLAYROOM.

IGN

Will this mean more Astro’s Playroom Content? Nothing confirmed as of yet, but we’d be more than happy to see Japan Studio produce content of this quality in the future.


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