Faced with Starfield, Sony could well release its own space license to compete with Xbox and Microsoft.
What if PlayStation invited us for an adventure at the edge of the universe? This is what a potentially massive leak of a license still kept secret suggests. XDEV, an English studio located in Liverpool (known for its support work on Sackboy: A Big Adventure or the remaster of Wipeout) would be in charge of this project in collaboration with another team whose identity is still unknown.
It would be a question here of a sci-fi RPG. A short video posted to Twitter over the weekend reveals a video clip supposedly from the development of the title. The graphics are still rudimentary, but these images show a large-scale environment. Also according to the tweet reporting this leak, the game would be described by studio teams as a “Gears of Effect“, hear a fusion between Gears of War and Mass Effect. Given the reputation of these two licenses, here is a nice mix that is announced.
Eis o leak from an early game first party by Sony. Trata-se de um RPG Sci-fi, provavelmente feito na UE5. Estúdio seria o XDev e mais leaks irão surgir este ano. As pessoas estão apelidando o jogo of “Gears of Effect”. pic.twitter.com/EPCc8tuHma
— SUPERNOVAS (@supernovastv) January 8, 2023
A very distant galaxy can hide another
Inevitably, these beautiful promises are reminiscent of those of Bethesda and Microsoft. Starfield is still waiting but should soon point the tip of its nose on Xbox and PC. The role-playing and adventure through space promises a grandiose spectacle, next to which PlayStation players will have no choice but to pass. So now would be the perfect time for Sony and PlayStation to play on the same playing field.
Unfortunately, there is no indication that this leak reports a game still in development, or simply a very real project. Nevertheless, Sony would have every interest in offering its own space opera. After HorizonGod of War or even Returnal, PlayStation Studios titles no longer have to prove themselves in terms of success. A space epic carried by the expertise of the teams could prove to be a good bet to win the esteem of the players.
Still according to the leaker, new leaks of the title should appear in 2023. So to be continued. For the moment, Sony has neither reacted nor had the video deleted: it is not easy to choose between leaving this extract free or having it removed and confirming the leak. While waiting for more information on this subject, players in need of adventure in space will be able to enjoy Star Wars: Jedi Survivor from March 17.