PlayStation insider Colin Moriarty claims to have heard that the PS5 unique in growth at Deviation Video games has certainly been canceled. The writing has been on the wall for fairly some time, however that is the primary time we’ve heard from an insider that rumors of the challenge being in bother weren’t unfounded.
What occurred to Deviation Video games PS5 unique?
On episode 255 of his Sacred Symbols podcast, Moriarty says that he first heard from a supply about impending layoffs at Deviation Video games weeks earlier than they had been confirmed, and the identical supply additionally instructed him that the thriller PS5 recreation was canceled. Along with his supply’s declare about layoffs turning out to be true, Moriarty appears assured that the latter a part of their info can also be right.
You’ll be able to hear Moriarty’s feedback on the 2:45:55 mark beneath (thanks, Reddit):
If true, Moriarty’s report is hardly stunning. Sony introduced its partnership with Deviation Video games — based by former Name of Responsibility builders and trade veterans — again in June 2021. Since then, we haven’t formally heard or seen something. In September 2022, co-founder Jason Blundell departed the studio.
Earlier this month, Remaining Strike Video games — rumored to be supporting Deviation’s PS5 challenge — introduced a major variety of layoffs, following which Deviation itself laid off numerous workers.
Suffice to say, this doesn’t bode properly for a challenge that has by no means been revealed.
Within the absence of an official assertion, it’s laborious to say what occurred behind the scenes. Nonetheless, Sony did verify that it has been re-evaluating its strategic targets, as a part of which it shut down Pixelopus. It’s potential that Deviation’s PS5 unique landed on the chopping block throughout the identical train.