There is no official news about the PlayStation 5 which should be on the market next year – we don’t know how it looks or what it features – besides the rumors.
However, we cannot help but be overexcited by the news from Quentin Cobb, Sony’s Senior Game designer. In a tweet presented below, he stated that James Martincheck has just been hired by Sony to work on a PlayStation exclusive title!
Let’s see what this means for the future awesome Sony exclusive game.
A Last of Us and Red Dead Redemption Mix?
We know that The Last of Us Part 2 is meant to be released this year as we mentioned in this recent article, although it should be available for the PS5 too.
And talking about TLOU2, guess who the animator behind it was? The same guy who’s behind Uncharted 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2 – James Martincheck!
So, the original new Sony exclusive should have a bit of every game he was part of, and we’re not just saying that with no evidence. According to Tech News Today, Martincheck will work on a game that will have a similar cinematic focus from Naughty Dog’s titles, and that will give players a similar experience as Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption.
Maybe the blend of the two into a new story and setting will be a recipe for success, considering both Red Dead Redemption and The Last of Us have been successful and The Last of Us: Part 2 is now one of the most anticipated titles for this year.
Moreover, the studio that seems to be working on this new title is Naughty Dog:
I'm happy to welcome my good friend James Martinchek to the team as our new Lead Animator! We worked together on The Last of Us and Uncharted 4 back in our Naughty Dog days and he just finished working on Red Dead 2! #Playstation pic.twitter.com/wlf8wgco8d
— Quentin Cobb (@QTrainCobb) January 22, 2019
Martincheck was part of the Naughty Dog team, so the Tweet might point to Sony and the dev collaborating on the next exclusive PlayStation title. However, Cobb didn’t say anything about the project they will work on or the studio that will work on the game. We can only wait and see how things develop in the next years.