Probabilities of one other Sly Cooper sport occurring are trying fairly slim. Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time developer Sanzaru Video games was acquired by Fb, extra particularly Oculus Studios. Sanzaru will nonetheless proceed to function independently, bringing over a “overwhelming majority” of the present workers within the acquisition. Some workers, nevertheless, will develop into redundant as particular tasks not require them. Fb didn’t give any further feedback on future Sanzaru tasks or what number of workers can be let go due to the acquisition.
Sanzaru Video games has a historical past of choosing up work for different publishers. It gained fame for PlayStation homeowners with its PS2 port of the PSP’s Secret Agent Clank, a by-product of the Ratchet and Clank collection. Later it remastered the primary three Sly Cooper video games because the Sly Cooper Assortment on PS3 and Vita. It took over the collection from unique developer Sucker Punch—who went on to give attention to inFamous—and developed 2013’s wholly unique Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, the fourth sport within the collection.
The studio has been placing loads of effort into work with VR and has launched quite a few Oculus VR video games since 2016. Sanzaru was additionally the developer behind Spyro three (Spyro: 12 months of the Dragon) in Activision and Toys for Bob’s Spyro Reignited Trilogy. Now below the possession of Oculus Studios, it’s anticipated that Sanzaru will shift to focus wholly on unique VR tasks. Whether or not any of these will make it to PSVR stays to be seen, nevertheless, Fb’s earlier acquisition of Beat Saber developer Beat Video games has not stopped console growth and updates for that sport.
Sly Cooper and his thieving buddies haven’t been seen since Sanzaru’s 2013 entry, although an animated TV collection was purported to be in manufacturing. In 2018 it was revealed that the Sonic Increase creators can be making the TV present (curiously, Sanzaru Video games additionally did work on a few Sonic Increase video games), however the initially scheduled launch date of October 2019 got here and handed with none further phrase. Earlier this 12 months, experiences arose that Sony had reacquired the rights to the Sly Cooper TV present, although nothing further has been introduced at the moment. If Sony is actually engaged on respiration new life into the Sly Cooper collection, Sanzaru Video games received’t be concerned. They’ll have at hand growth again to Sucker Punch—who’s at present engaged on Ghost of Tsushima—or faucet one other studio to take over growth of Sly.