Sony Interactive Entertainment to Acquire Game Developer Haven Studios – The Hollywood Reporter

Sony Interactive Entertainment on Monday announced plans to acquire Canadian game development company Haven Entertainment Studios. The terms of the contract are not disclosed.

The Montreal-based company was created in 2021 – with investment from SIE – by Ubisoft Toronto and Motive Studios founder Jade Raymond, who helped create the Assassin’s Creed and Watch dogs franchisees. Haven is currently working on his first project, a live service multiplayer experience for PlayStation.

“Joining PlayStation Studios gives Haven the creative freedom and unparalleled support to focus on creating the highest quality games,” said Raymond, who serves as CEO. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate and learn from all of the outstanding teams at PlayStation Studios. We intend to fully exploit the incredible capabilities of PS5 to create new worlds that inspire players and allow them to connect in new ways.

Haven will be the eighteenth studio to join the PlayStation Studios roster. Its day-to-day operations will continue to be managed by Haven’s management team in conjunction with Sony management.

“Haven Studios is an emerging studio with an exceptional team of talent, and we are thrilled to welcome them to PlayStation as our first game development studio in Canada,” said Jim Ryan, President and CEO. from Sony Interactive Entertainment. “The studio’s focus on creating an original AAA multiplayer game will not only flex the power of the PlayStation 5, but further expand the diverse catalog of gaming experiences that can only be found on PlayStation.”

Haven’s team includes developers who have worked on games such as The Sims, Tomb Raider, Star Wars Battlefront and Rainbow 6: Siege.