Astro Playroom Developer Pledges to Continue Family Games in New Form
Astro Playroom developer Team Asobi is committed to continuing to create family-friendly games in its new role as a standalone PlayStation studio.
Tokyo-based Asobi was transformed into his own stand-alone PlayStation studio earlier this year, after parent company Sony Interactive Entertainment decided to disband Japan Studio, the historic PlayStation group it was previously a part of.
Monday Asobi launched a website to showcase his new form and claimed his next game project would be his “most ambitious” yet.
“We are a dynamic new PlayStation Studio based in bustling Tokyo, Japan,” the site says. “We create top quality games for players of all ages on PlayStation.
“Our latest work is the critically acclaimed Astro Bot: Rescue Mission for Playstation VR and Astro’s Playroom for PlayStation 5. We’re currently working hard on our most ambitious game yet!
Asobi’s new website describes its production team as “a collective of passionate game makers of different nationalities, ages, genders and backgrounds.”
He adds: “We are united by our love of ‘Play’ in all its forms. We value fun, innovation and attention to detail. We are curious and we are always looking to improve our skills. Last but not least, we believe in a good work-life balance and a pleasant workplace.
Last week, a job posting for Asobi suggested the developer is working on a new 3D action game.
An Asobi team job posting on LinkedIn shows that the studio is looking for a game designer who will specialize in creating “a variety of levels for a 3D action game”.
In December, Astro’s Playroom designer Nicolas Ducet said he would be considering a sequel to Astro’s Playroom, but that there were no plans at this point and much would depend on the popularity of the game.
In VGC’s review on Astro’s Playroom, we said, “Astro’s Playroom is both DualSense’s killer app and an unmistakable and imaginative homage to PlayStation history. Games have never been so satisfying.