Disaster Report creator working on Vita, PS3, Home

Kazuma Kujo's new studio Granzella working on Sony platforms; first up is a PSN game and a pair of lounges for Sony's online service.

Early this year, the creative designer behind the Disaster Report and Steambot Chronicles titles, Kazuma Kujo, left developer and publisher Irem to open up a new company called Granzella. According to a recent article on Famitsu (translated by Siliconera), the company is planning on making games for the PlayStation brand; specifically for PlayStation Home, the PlayStation 3, and the PlayStation Vita, Sony's newly titled handheld console.

Kazuma Kujo's past involvement at Irem includes the Disaster Report and Steambot Chronicles games.

According to a recent post on Granzella's development blog, the company is at work on "PlayStation Home Lounge A ad Related Items" and "PlayStation Home Lounge B and Related Items." Additionally, the company plans on releasing a new downloadable title for the PlayStation 3. He also plans to expand the company's repertoire with Android and PlayStation Vita titles for next year.

When asked about future involvement with Irem sequels, Kujo said that he could not comment at this point in time. Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories, one of the games Kujo headed as creative designer at Irem, was canceled last March in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Though Irem did not give a reason for the cancellation, Disaster Report 4 had players attempting to escape a city that had been devastated by an earthquake.

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4 comments
Serious
Serious

I still feel they should release Disaster Report 4. They shouldn't have cancelled it just delayed it. give it some space from the earthquake.

MaxiM_
MaxiM_

Home does have a lot of potential. Even now it's super popular. Some may not like it or rarely visit it, but there are people who are @Home regularly. It became a virtual facebook of sorts. Basically that's what it is, a social network in 3D. Those making Home spaces and selling merchandise can't complain, because tons of people buy their sh!t. I wish Mortal Kombat lobby would use home avatars, like it does with the avatars from Xbox Live. home need that kind of integration with games and such.

Eazy1891
Eazy1891

i hear what the guy under me is saying....Home has SO MUCH potential but its just theres only so much to do in the game and then it just gets a little boring...maybe more integration with the PS3 and XMB would make it better....i dunno

Cartr1dgeBased
Cartr1dgeBased

wonder if home will ever be more than a novelty (to me). i can tell some people actually buy things for their avatars and have conversations and such but...... why........