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Ovosonico signs with Sony

19 Mar

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Today Ovosonico, an italian independent game studio founded last year by Massimo Guarini, specialized in IP Creation by designing and developing original, unconventional and artistically crafted video games characterized by a strong sense of authorship, signed a partnership with Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios Europe. SCE WWSE will be working together with Ovosonico on a new (not-yet-revealed) intellectual property.

These are words from Massimo Guarini, founder and CEO at Ovosonico, known to be a former Suda51’s Grasshopper Manifacture director:

“There has never been a better time to contribute to the growth of the video games industry. Ovosonico aims to challenge convention, to push the boundaries further and expand our medium by delivering innovative, emotionally engaging games that deeply resonate with people.
SCE Worldwide Studios Europe understands our vision and we are thrilled to partner with them. We strongly feel that they are the perfect partner for us.”

On the counterpart, Michael Denny, Senior Vice President at Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios Europe, said:

“We’re incredibly excited to be working with such an innovative new studio as Ovosonico. It is through working with creative minds such as Massimo Guarini that ensures that the best exclusive games are only available on PlayStation and we firmly believe that this relationship will result in something special. This is the first studio we have worked with in Italy and due to the growing talent in this country; we believe the first of many.”

We are really excited about this announcement, because Guarini worked on Grasshopper Manifacture’s Shadows of the Damned as director, and we know that Suda always chooses the people to work with very wisely. By the way, we’re not very surprised about this partnership…because we had some sort of feeling when last February we saw this tweet:

So, can we expect a new IP on the upcoming PlayStation 4? We’ll see, stay tuned.

***UPDATE March 21 2013***

Sony UK teased a strange mechanic egg that seems to be the CG version of Ovosonico logo.

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Sony will reveal the next PlayStation on February 20 (?)

1 Feb

We are not consoles fanboys, indeed they are just pieces of hardware allowing us to play games, and we love games, more than our own life. But we recognize that the release of a new console is always a big thing, and this generation is probably almost exhausted (anyway, there are just few software houses that tried to push X360 and PS3 to their limit, but still).

So people are looking forward to the next gen, and the two giants (no, Nintendo, we have not forgotten you. We still love you anyway) have started the HYPE WAR.

The first proper move is from Sony, that yesterday has released this teaser on YouTube

It ends with a date: February 20, 2013. Will Sony announce their next PlayStation (PS4, Orbis or whatever you want to call it) then? We’ll see. Anyway the event will be streamed worldwide, so it’s likely about something very big.

Also Shuhei Yoshida (President of SCE) seems very excited (or very confused, or very drunk, or he’s just trolling the world) about what’s going on

So, we can just wait to see what will happen next. For now write down the date and keep playing on your present-gen.