Sony Launching New First Party ‘North West Studio’ for Project Morpheus VR Games

Sony posted a job listing this week seeking an “Experienced Graphics Engine Programmer.” Boring, right? Maybe not so much. The job listing is for the company’s “North West Studio,” a studio that has previously not been known. More still, the listing is for “An exciting and rare opportunity to join an ambitious new studio to create original games exclusively for Project Morpheus, PlayStation’s VR platform. Based in the North West of England, we aim to build a small but highly experienced team who want to build great games to showcase this exciting new immersive technology.”
The listing goes on to say “We are looking for a low level engine programmer for our new Virtual Reality game. You will help evaluate internal WWS solutions and potential middleware, e.g. Unreal Engine, then propose bespoke extensions to maximize performance where required. You will also analyze the unique requirements of our game and develop custom solutions for loading, streaming and rendering that deliver the creative vision at the highest possible quality, keen to discover what works and what doesn’t in VR.”

It’s unclear exactly where this studio will or currently is located other than “North West of England,” but it’s intriguing that Sony seems to be launching a studio simply to develop a VR game for Project Morpheus.

Check out the full job listing here.