Firesprite is working on a PS5 exclusive horror game using Unreal Engine 5

Firesprite is currently working as a support studio for Guerilla Games and CIG on Horizon Call of the Mountain and Star Citizen, respectively.


The PlayStation brand is synonymous with horror games. Even if some franchises have since gone multiplatform, the last-gen console, PlayStation 4, still had a handful of nightmare-inducing exclusive titles like Supermassive Games' Until Dawn and the less-horrifying but equally effective Days Gone by Bend Studio.

Firesprite Games previously worked on the underrated horror title, The Persistence.

Unfortunately, save for Ghostwire: Tokyo, the PlayStation 5 has no such offerings, but it looks like this is changing soon.

According to a Firesprite Games job listing spotted by users on ResetEra, Firesprite wants to hire a Narrative Director to work on a "AAA narrative driven horror-adventure game." In addition, the said game will use Unreal Engine 5, hinting at incredibly immersive visuals that haven't been explored yet in a horror game. Admittedly, Firesprite isn't the most popular and proven studio, but it is backed by PlayStation Studios, suggesting that this will be a noteworthy title.

Also, speaking of backing, now that Sony owns Firesprite, it's all but guaranteed that the upcoming horror project is going to be exclusive to the PS5.

Unfortunately, the job listing also hints at the game's progress. Because Firesprite is still looking for a Narrative Director, the un-announced horror game is still very early in its development. Thus, PlayStation Studios could still pull the plug if it doesn't like what it sees from Firesprite.

For what it's worth, there are a handful of other horror titles that are coming later this year. For example, Supermassive Games' The Quarry is due for a June 10 release with a rumored Until Dawn remake also in the works. Horror fans can also look forward to the PS5 and Xbox Series S/X remasters of Resident Evil 7, 2, and 3.

Firesprite might not announce anything about the AAA horror title for the next year or two.

At the moment, Firesprite is confirmed to be helping out Guerilla Games on a PSVR2 game.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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