There are a few PlayStation studios we haven’t heard much from in a while, one of which is Days Gone developer Bend Studio. That’s all changing today with a blog post detailing the history of Bend Studio and giving a sneak peek at what the team plans to do with their next project.
The post details the games Bend has created over its nearly 30-year history, from the studio’s early days when it was known as Blank, Berlyn and Co. to the time when it was known as Eidetic when es Bubsy 3D developed siphon filter series and beyond. There’s a lot of great history about the studio packaged alongside concept art and more. But what’s next for Bend Studio is a break from any series or franchise it’s previously worked on or created.
“We are currently working on a new IP that will include multiplayer and build on the open world systems of Days Gone, but bring you a whole new world that we’re very excited to create for you. We can’t wait to unveil them to you when the time is right,” writes Kevin McAllister of Bend Studio.
This is the second time Bend has mentioned his new project, with the first word coming from a tweet from last year. While the next game from the studio won’t be Days Gone 2 or a return to Siphon Filter, it at least looks like it’ll learn and build from that earlier work. Also, it remains to be seen if this new IP will be part of Sony’s new initiative to develop more live service games.
Bend Studio also took the opportunity to introduce a new logo in the blog post you can see above. The logo treatment is a nice change in design from the previous iterations as it is now modular and can be fitted into different aesthetics for different occasions.
To learn more about Bend Studio’s past projects or what never came to fruition, check out what the studio proposed for a Days Gone sequel that never saw the light of day.
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