Sony appears to be hiring for a big budget PS5 game.
According to a new job advert for a senior gameplay animator, the unannounced project is a third-person adventure game.
It’s also described as a high visibility project that’s in development with a major Sony development studio.
“This high visibility project is being developed in collaboration with a major Sony development studio,” the ad continues.
“Though currently unannounced, we have a clear vision and plan to release.
“The new game development team will leverage our existing expertise and premier talent, guaranteeing a high visual quality bar for the title. Don’t wait… we want to hear from you!”
Considering the game is yet to be announced and presumably still in the early stages, it seems likely that this will take the form of a high-profile PlayStation 5 exclusive.
According to recent reports, Sony will host a small PS5 reveal in mid-2019, before showcasing the console in full at the returning PlayStation Experience (PSX) event.
Furthermore, it’s said that most studios are in possession of a PS5 dev kit, which is described as a monster.
This would certainly explain why Sony dropped out of next year’s E3 and didn’t host a PlayStation Experience event.
It’s possible that Sony is holding back for a big reveal event with all of its big hitters, and that the PS5 would eventually launch in 2020.
A 2020 release date would also give Sony a chance to release its final set of PS4 exclusives.
This includes The Last of Us 2, Media Molecule’s Dreams and Ghost of Tsushima.