Sackboy: A Big Adventure is Sackboy’s first stand-alone game and one of 19 launch titles for Sony's long-awaited next-generation Playstation 5 console. In this glimpse behind the scenes find out how the team at Axis, working in close partnership with publishers Sony and developers Sumo, defined the cinematic style and developed the storytelling language to deliver 23 minutes of seamless in-game cinematics. 

Re-inventing the LittleBigPlanet franchise as a 3D platformer, the cinematics played an important role in leading players through the entire experience. We pushed ourselves to take every aspect to another level, utilising our experience of creating realtime cinematics to allow the player to feel key story moments.

Working directly with the game development team early in the cinematic process, Axis was involved in every stage of production from script and editing, to final build and performance testing. Syncing the Axis realtime pipeline with Sumo’s build created an efficient shared workflow.

Sackboy: A Big Adventure is available now on both PS4 and PS5.