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.
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.