Italian videogame director and industry veteran Massimo Guarini is best known for his work on Shadows of the Damned and Naruto: Rise of a Ninja. Last year Guarini formed an independent studio called Ovosonico that specialises in creating new IP by “designing and developing original, unconventional and artistically-crafted” videogames.
Guarini recently announced that Ovosonico has partnered with Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios Europe to develop the studio’s debut title for undisclosed PlayStation platforms. Guarini will serve as director on the project.
From Ovosonico and Sony’s press release:
“There has never been a better time to contribute to the growth of the video games industry. Ovosonico aims to challenge convention, to push the boundaries further and expand out medium by delivering innovative, emotionally engaging games that deeply resonate with people” said Massimo Guarini, Founder and CEO at Ovosonico. “SCE Worldwide Studios Europe understands our vision and we are thrilled to partner with them. We strongly feel that they are the perfect partner for us.”
“We’re incredibly excited to be working with such an innovative new studio as Ovosonico,” said Michael Denny, Senior Vice President, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios Europe. “It is through working with creative minds such as Massimo Guarini that ensures that the best exclusive games are only available on PlayStation and we firmly believe that this relationship will result in something special. This is the first studio we have worked with in Italy and due to the growing talent in this country; we believe the first of many.”
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