After Sony bought Bungie, Jim Ryan made his intentions to continue betting on acquisitions of other studios very clear. In this case, the rumor or leak is related to Ballistic Moon, a studio that has yet to publish any games. What was known until then was that PlayStation was working on a new video game with this study.
As he has collected user PSFans_WWif we go to the PitchBook website, we can see how Ballistic Moon has been acquired by Sony. It currently has 47 employees and has not published any games yet. This website is specialized in providing “financial data and software to thousands of business professionals around the world with Comprehensive data on private and public markets“, they point out from their official page.
If true, it would be an acquisition that It hasn’t been made official yet, but it may end up being announced in the next few days or weeks. It is an indie studio based in Farnborough, United Kingdom, founded in 2019 by several industry veterans. The code name of the game they are developing is Project Batestitle of which nothing is known yet but which would be being developed by Unreal Engine 5.
Some of the industry veterans involved in this project include Joshua Archer, who has worked on Horizon: Zero Dawn and Until Dawn. There is also Neil McEwan, creative director, who worked at Syndicate (EA). In addition, they also have the figure of Duncan Kershaw, director of production and business, who was in SEGA, THQ, AE, Square Enix and Virtuos. Finally, we can’t forget about Chris Lamb, Ballistic Moon’s CTO, and one of the founding partners.