New Sony Studio Pixelopus to Reveal Game at E3

Students that made PS Vita game prototypes working at Sony on new game we’ll see at E3.

Sony Computer Entertainment has a new studio called Pixelopus, and it’s going to unveil its first game at the upcoming E3 2014.

The news came from a story in The New York Times about a new graduate degree in game design program at New York University. According to The Times, executive producer at Sony Computer Entertainment America Alex Lee helped teach a game design class at Carnegie Mellon University, in which students developed prototypes of games for the PlayStation Vita. Apparently, some of the students went on to work at Sony.

At this year’s E3, we should see what they’ve been working on with other developers at Sony, the first release from a new studio called Pixelopus. The story does not mention which platform the game is for or where the studio is located.

Sony's E3 2014 press conference starts at 6 p.m. PDT / 9 p.m. EDT on Monday, June 9. You can also watch a live broadcast of the conference at more than 40 movie theaters across the United States and Canada.

Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer. You can follow him on Twitter @emanuelmaiberg and Google+.

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b3gv5m63
b3gv5m63

Why do I feel 2D???? warm!!!!!. 2D INDIE GAME???? warmer!!!! 2D INDIE SIDESCROLLER??? HOT!!!!!! 2D  INDIE SIDESCROLLER THAT IS 2 HOURS LONG.??? BURNING!!!!!

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

I'd like more AAA games, not stuff made by amateurs.

craigculwell46
craigculwell46

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tendoboy1984
tendoboy1984

But the Vita is failing like the Wii U. Why would anyone want to make games for it?

Gue1
Gue1

Sony already fishing for the talent of the future I see.

kryotech
kryotech

Hopefully it'll give the Vita a fresh set of games. We can only hope.

binbin90
binbin90

fresh minds is good.......(I feel like a zombie for saying that)

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

I heard the new game will be called 'Bankruptsy Simulator'. Sony CEOs would be good at.

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

I hope it's a new game for the Vita, and I look forward to hearing about it at E3.

Tiger_Ali
Tiger_Ali

A new game for the Vita is awesome, but I'm still waiting for a new yugioh tag duel game before I get a vita.

dipdish
dipdish

A Vita related post on Gamespot. Hell must be so cold right now. 

GOGOHeadray
GOGOHeadray

lls; well at least the vita is still kicking

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

Geez. First they drag students out from their school to make the ps4. Now they are dragging them out of their schools to make Vita games? Gotta knock it off with the cheap labor Sony. 

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

I don't really care as long as it isn't another 2D side scroller.

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

Interesting, more first party studios is always a good thing so great to hear.

homey_d_clown
homey_d_clown

@natalieyan 

I also do not like Indie games but I do believe they have a place in the Gaming.

Indie games are the Minor Leagues, and for the Major League to be AAA, they constantly need a large talent pool.

jecomans
jecomans

@natalieyan Of all the idiotic sentiments expressed in these comment sections yours would have to be one of the dumbest ever.

pcty
pcty

@natalieyan Why? Even if you don't like indie games there is no reasons for wanting them to go away, they are indepedent, they are not taking resources of any publisher.

Gue1
Gue1

@Sevenizz if you were a comedian you would die of hunger. =/

b3gv5m63
b3gv5m63

@GOGOHeadray

yeah the thing sold 3-5 million units and its been 3 years.the Wii U does better.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Leave Sony alone - the need child labor to screw in those tiny screws!

ohyde123
ohyde123

Cant you be positive and look at the bigger picture? this will be their first game ever I for one and happy they get to showcase what talents they have.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

...said 4 people outside of Japan.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Wait - Sony has other games ?

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Yes, screw all the layoffs - let's start a new studio with new cheap labor!

Tiger_Ali
Tiger_Ali

@kane6911 Kane your are the worst filth that has ever come across this planet. I'm sure one day Gaia will open up and swallow you...a fitting end for earths greatest nincompoop.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Poor thing - your fanboi feelings get hurt? Not to worry, Sony has about a 6% chance of not going under. Keep your fingers crossed!

tendoboy1984
tendoboy1984

Said everyone on the PlayStation blog. Sony gives Vita owners free games through the PS Plus subscription. What's not to like about that?

tendoboy1984
tendoboy1984

Since when do people bash PlayStation? You must be an Xbox fanboy. Have fun with your poor-selling console.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Gaia? Isn't that the heroin addicted supermodel Angelina Joli played in that movie?

kane6911
kane6911

@Tiger_Ali well i have three likes to your ignorant comment so what ever you say doesn't really matter. however i will tell to stop watching captain planet they took off cable for a reason and the fact any grown man that still watch the show is pretty pitiful.  

Xmus942
Xmus942

@kane6911 @Tiger_Ali 

Do you go around the internet fishing for likes? Is your self-esteem entirely dependent on how many likes you get? Damn. Pathetic. What would your response have been if you didn't have any likes lol