Sony Creates Studio in San Diego to ‘Expand Known Franchises’

by Kelvin
Sony Creates Studio in San Diego to 'Expand Known Franchises'

A mysterious new San Diego-based PlayStation studio is working to “expand existing franchises,” according to a Sony veteran’s LinkedIn profile.

Michael Mumbaer spent 13 years on PlayStation as studio head and visual arts director, staying there until November 2020. According to the veteran’s profile, he has been building a new team to work on an AAA action-adventure game, which seems to be directly linked to the franchise Uncharted, although this is just speculation at the moment.

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In the Linkedin profile, the veteran detailed his new work with the San Diego team: “Based in San Diego and utilizing proprietary engine technology, this team was assembled to expand existing franchises and create all-new stories for the next generation of players”.


Rumors about “existing franchises” say that PlayStation is working in a partnership with Naughty Dog to create a game for the series. Uncharted. Mumbauer’s profile also reads: “His latest achievement was building a brand new AAA action/adventure development team for the Playstation.”

Sony hasn’t officially mentioned the studio’s existence, and based on the information that’s available, it seems plausible that the “secret” studio in San Diego is expanding the franchise. Uncharted — other recent rumors also mention a possible remake of the first title. However, as with all rumours, please treat the above information as mere speculation.

Would you like to see a prequel, a spin-off or a remake of Uncharted? Which Sony IP would you like to see on PS5? Comment with us in the comment section below!

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