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Sony London’s Unannounced PS4 Game to Use Unreal Engine, Will Have High-Quality 3D Environments

by on April 7, 2014 6:49 PM 27

Sony London Studio is currently working on an unannounced PS4 game, and while the title is shrouded in mystery and details are being kept closely under wraps, career opportunity ads published by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe are adding pieces to the puzzle little by little.

Today the publisher posted another ad seeking a temp Environment Art Contractor, giving another hint on how the environments will look.

Here’s an excerpt from the ad:

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Based in the heart of the creative area of Soho, London, we are part of Sony Computer Entertainment’s worldwide development studios. We are currently looking for an experienced and highly motivated Contract Environment Artist to join a small, dynamic game development team working on an exciting next generation PS4 title.

This is a great opportunity for you to join our team of experienced artists and work with us to deliver our next-generation environments.

The Environment Art Contractor role involves:

- Creating high-quality 3D environment assets, texturing and lighting to schedule times.

- Modelling, shading, texturing in Maya.

- High-detail sculpting in ZBrush and the baking-down to in-game process.

- Experience of middleware solutions such as Unreal Engine would be extremely advantageous.

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We already knew that the game will involve Vehicles and “next-generation” lighting, and now we hear about the environments, and we can definitely expect good things considering that Maya and ZBrush are between the most advanced tools to create high quality 3D props and backdrops for levels.

Even more interesting is the explicit mention of Unreal Engine. Looks like Sony’s first party studios are starting to make large use of Epic’s middleware, as even Sony Bend is apparently using it for its next title.

While we don’t know what sort of title Sony London is working on yet, we’re getting closer to be able to see a clearer picture. We can only hope to hear something about it at E3.

Join the Discussion

  • Wargreymon559 .

    Man I can’t wait for E3.

    • Delsin Row

      i dont think they announce they game on E3. in E3, you should wait for uncharted, the order, most probably santa monica next project, call of duty, watch dogs and a bunch of indie games.

      • Michael Balchunas

        Thats not what the DemonKnight insider guy said though. He said they have a great line up of new first party games and to be excited.

        • Delsin Row

          dont take this INSIDERS serious.

          • Michael Balchunas

            We’ll see come E3.. He was right about alot of stuff.

          • Wargreymon559 .

            You do know DemonKnight is Sony Employee right?

          • Delsin Row

            yes. but he says that the director of god of war is left santa monica because sony cancelled his project. the part when he says sony cancelled his project is right, but the reason he come up with is wrong.

      • theodor70941

        Please… Check your grammar!

  • Bankai

    PS4 games are a given, but I want some Vita reveals at E3. I’d even be happy if they announced that the Vita TV is coming West.

    • Craig Sloan

      I’m not a handheld fan but I’m sure Sony will have Vita news at E3. They have not given up on it. They want it to do better and they will support it further. I think it’s sold just under 8 million units now. PS4 has really brought the Vita back to life with the fact it can stream PS4 games. Though I expect Sony’s E3 to be mostly PS Now, Sony VR and PS games.

      • http://Xcite79.1up.com/ Keegs79

        I don’t think Sony is doing themselves any favors by splitting development between the PS4, Vita, and Project Morpheus.

        • Craig Sloan

          Sony are a big company with a lot of irons in a lot of fires. They can handle it just fine. Sometimes they hit it out of the park other times they run into a wall. PS4 is out of the park and the vita is the wall. Project Morpheus could go either way.

    • CervantesPR

      soul sacrifice delta is coming to the west :) and freedom wars demo will probably come with it :) but dont expect much vita coverage at E3, TGS is were its at for the vita.

  • Solid Snake

    “Creating high-quality 3D environment assets, texturing and lighting”

    lol what? all developers aim for this, i cant believe you felt the need to point that out.

    • http://Xcite79.1up.com/ Keegs79

      They all say that. I don’t know what you would expect them to say.

  • Robbie S

    “the game will involve Vehicles” – Singstar Kart. You heard it here 1st folks…

  • Matt

    Bringing back the Getaway from extinction. Obvious Sony is Obvious.

    • shinitaru

      Naw man, it’s time for “No One Can Stop Mr. Domino 2″ :)

    • Sexy Mcgee

      Sounds like it.

  • CervantesPR

    ahhhhhh E3 2014 will take a million years at this rate -_- i wanna see some new next gen games already.

  • You are flat out wrong

    E3 would be the perfect time to show their first party 2015 exclusive lineup. It’ll blow Halo/Gears rehash out of the water, to be sure.

  • mikeslemonadeFromN4G

    That’s just weird how a Sony first party game is using UE4. Atleast it’s not an overused system just yet. UE3 was overused last generation.

  • http://www.yourplaystationhome.com Carla Birch

    You guys do know right that the job listing is for the PS Home team and is just 1 of 4 jobs listed for that team in the passed few weeks in the PS Home team, all making note of the PS4. Thats why job department is listed as Home and the jobs only found when you search for Jobs in Home.

  • RealityCheck2013

    I want ‘The Getaway 3′ :(

  • DietSoap

    “will involve Vehicles”

    NEXT GEN WIPEOUT CONFIRMED GIT HYPE

    • theodor70941

      Sony shut down Studio Liverpool… So I wouldn’t expect it if I were you!

  • MASSMACHINEGUN

    Is it H1Z1? Because that uses the frostbite engine.

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