What Game Companies Does Sony Own – Overview with FAQs, Tips

PlayStation Studios is a fantastic chapter of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) which is dedicated solely to video game development for PS. There is no doubt that the video games they have developed are recognized worldwide.

These developing studios are not only producing their original games but also helping the other game developers with animation, art, and other technical skills. 

Minor changes are made to make PlayStations compatible with them.

Quick Summary

In this article, we will discuss:

  • The gaming companies Sony owns?
  • Their famous and current projects 
  • Answers to some questions you have

So without any delay, let’s get started.

What Game Companies Does Sony Own?

The PS5 arrival date was announced, and PS gaming is in full swing.  Game developers are striving hard to provide you with better video game content.  In this regard, SIE has a significant number of companies they own that are working on this project.

There are various gaming companies for game development Sony own.  Some of those companies are listed below: 

1. SIE Bend Studio

Major focus

Bend Studio’s headquarter is in Bend, Oregon, United States.  This is where they are working on the development of a Bubsy 3D sequel.

Developed games

SIE Bend Studio has been working from the 1900s and still doing wonderful projects.  Syphon Filter is one of the most famous video games for PlayStation. 

Further, they produced Days Gone, Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow, Resistance: Redistribution, Uncharted: Golden Abyss and its other chapters, and many other games.

With the minute changes in the PS, PlayStation Studio produces compatible devices.  That can help users to run video games smoothly.

2. Bluepoint Games

Major focus

Bluepoint Games headquarters are stationed in Austin, Texas, United States.  A place where this game development company has devoted itself to remaking and remastering the game.  

Developed games

The three most popular remake projects are Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Shadow of the Colossus to make it compatible for PS4 and the Demon’s Souls for PS5.  

Currently, they are remaking the game Bloodborne to make it compatible with PS5 and also trying to make something original. 

3. Bungie

Major focus

This game developer company is in Bellevue, Washington, the United States, where the Bungie team works to make the original Halo game series.  

Developed games

Bungie is famous for its investment in the same series of games, Halo Games. Halo Infinite, Halo 4, Halo: Combat Evolved, and Halo 3 are from that famous series.  Currently, they are working on developing Destiny 2. Halo games were also nominated for VGX Awards.

4. Firesprite

Major focus

The headquarters of Firesprite is found in Liverpool.  Firesprite is working on creating action and horror games for PlayStation VR in this headquarters.

Developed games

The Firesprite team is divided into two sub-teams, one of which is developing single-player games, and the other one is producing multiplayer.

Star Citizen: Theaters of War, The Persistence Enhanced, The Persistence VR, Air Force Special Ops: Nightfall, and the playroom VR are its famous productions. 

5. Guerrilla Games

Major focus

Guerrilla Games’ headquarter is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.  This office is dedicated to making Killzone games and Horizon Zero Dawn games.

Developed games

Some Killzone and Horizon Zero Dawn games are Killzone 3, Killzone Shadow Fall, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Horizon Forbidden West for PlayStation 3, 4, and 5, respectively.  They are still working on Killzone and trying to make it better and compatible with more PlayStations.  

6. Haven Studios

Major focus

Haven Studios has a headquarter in Montreal, Canada. The main focus of Haven Studios is creating an original AAA multiplayer game.  

Developed games

This game developing company has created some top-rated video games.  The most famous are the Sims, Assassin’s Creed, Rainbow 6: Siege, Tomb Raider, and Star Wars Battlefront.

Currently, they are working on the games for PlayStation 5 exclusively to provide you with live-service games because PS5 VR is getting famous all around the world.

7. Housemarque

Major focus

Housemarque is situated in Helsinki, Finland.  This is the office where they create unique video game content with great gameplay and remedy and fantastic storytelling.

Developed games

The best thing about Housemarque is that they run ideas and narrative systems side by side.  If they have developed a game, a compatible PlayStation must go hand in hand.  Like returnal  PlayStation 5, Nex Machina Matterfall, Alienation compatible with Playstation 4 and 5.

8. Naughty Dog

Major focus

The main office of Naughty Dog is situated in Santa Monica, California, USA.  The team of Naughty Dog works exclusively for PS5 and PC games.

Developed games

They are famous for making PS and PC games.  In this regard, Naughty Dog has developed many games like Crash Bandicoot: Warped,  The Last of Us, Left Behind, Drake’s Deception, Among Thieves, Uncharted, and A Thief’s End.

Currently, they are making the original game for a standalone multiplayer game from the Last of Us universe.

9. PixelOpus

Major focus

The central office is based in San Mateo, California, USA.  They have produced dev talent for young games in the PlayStation Studios setup.

Developed games

PixelOpus has a very small team, but they are popular for making Entwined and Concrete Genie.

This team may work on Sly Cooper games, but currently, they are trying to produce some fantastic video games for PS 5.  

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many game-developing companies exactly does Sony own?

Sony Interactive Entertainment owns 19 gaming companies that are supported by animation and technical skills.  There are some companies Sony discontinued its partnership with.

What games has Sony Interactive Entertainment produced in the last two years?

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is prepared for the upcoming year 2023.  But God of War Ragnarök, The Last of Us Part I, MLB The Show 22, Gran Turismo 7, and Horizon Forbidden West are the famous games of the year 2022.

Which games are developed by FromSoftware?

This company is well-known for its famous Armored Core and Dark Souls series, with Demon’s Souls, Bloodborne, Sekiro, and Elden Ring.

What is the current project Valkyrie Entertainment working on?

They are trying to produce mobile and console games.  Besides that, they are working on God of War Ragnarok to bring him back to life.

Why are Insomniac Games famous?

Insomniac Games are famous because they produced early PlayStation games.  Some of them are mascots, Spyro the Dragon, Ratchet, and Clank, Marvel’s Spider-Man series with Marvel Games, and the list goes on.

Which Sony Interactive Entertainment chapter produced Until Dawn and Detroit: Become Human?

XDev, established in 2000 in England, produces these amazing games.  Currently, they are working on some games, which will be published soon.

Which gaming companies are working for the games of PS5?

PixelOpus and Naughty Dog, the chapters of Sony Interactive Entertainment, are working exclusively for the games of PS5 and PCs.  

Wrapping Things Up… 

So, apart from its tech-related services Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) created a chapter named PlayStation Studios which was wholly and solely for game development. 

Sony owns almost 19 gaming companies, some of which are working on original games, and some just helping other game developers with animation, art, and technical skills.

Even in the future, Sony will keep investing in this unit worldwide. 

Do let us know what you think in the comments below. 

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  • Victor Marquez

    Victor is the Editor in Chief at Techtyche. He tests the performance and quality of new VR boxes, headsets, pedals, etc. He got promoted to the Senior Game Tester position in 2021. His past experience makes him very qualified to review gadgets, speakers, VR, games, Xbox, laptops, and more. Feel free to check out his posts.

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