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Sony May Have Acquired New Studio Ballistic Moon

Well, well, well. It looks like new developer Ballistic Moon has joined the PlayStation Studios family. This “leak” – if we can call it that – comes from a job listing published by none other than Sony itself.

Ballistic Moon developers are no strangers to PlayStation Studios

The job advert for a ‘Senior Dialogue Designer’ based in London states that PlayStation is looking for someone to work on “major AAA projects alongside our partners at studios such as Naughty Dog, Santa Monica Studio, Guerrilla Games, Firesprite, Ballistic Moon, London Studios, Housemarque, Media Molecule, Insomniac Games, Sucker Punch Productions and more!”

The “partners” listed here (we’ve got the receipts if Sony scrubs anything) are all Sony studios with the exception of Ballistic Moon. That it’s listed among first-party developers and is the only studio that hasn’t officially been declared a first-party developer (yet) is a little odd.

Ballistic Moon staff members have a history of working with Sony. The studio comprises of former Supermassive Games leads, who have worked on titles like Until Dawn.

More recently, a job listing revealed that Ballistic Moon is working on a PS5 single-player, narrative-based game code named Project Bates.

Is Sony avoiding an announcement in light of the Microsoft Activision fiasco?