Team Asobi revealed a new brand by its first official publish on PlayStation.Blog as a new inner studio underneath PlayStation Studios. The workforce behind the Astro Bot collection additionally arrange a new account on Twitter and Instagram.
In the brand new weblog publish, the studio director and inventive director Nicolas Doucet revealed that the Tokyo-based workforce is comprised of members from a number of nations. Although the vast majority of them are Japanese, the studio additionally has members coming from Korea, Colombia, and a number of other European nations.
Team Asobi, named after the Japanese phrase for “Play,” was first established as a division underneath SIE’s Japan Studio in 2012. Its first title is The Playroom, a sport pre-installed on PlayStation four that additionally acted as a know-how demonstrator for the PlayStation Camera.
The workforce then launched a VR model of The Playroom in 2016. It additionally launched Astro Bot: Rescue Mission in 2018 as a standalone VR sport based mostly on the “Robot Rescue” minigame from The Playroom VR.
In late February 2021, SIE introduced a reorganization of Japan Studio. At the start of the brand new fiscal 12 months, on April 1, 2021, SIE rearranged the Japanese studio to deal with Team Asobi. Nicolas Doucet was promoted as the top of Japan Studio in early February 2021 as a precursor to this shift.
The newest title from Team Asobi, Astro’s Playroom, is instantly accessible pre-installed on PlayStation 5.