If you recall, Sony recently announced the acquisition of developer Housemarque, the masterminds behind Returnal. Funnily enough, PlayStation Japan tweeted an announcement to celebrate the news with an image inadvertently showing Demon’s Souls developer, Bluepoint Games. Naturally, this has led many on the edge of their seat awaiting official confirmation for the acquisition of the Austin-based studio.
Especially, given the fact, the tweet vanished and no one addressed said tweet again. However, today we finally have our confirmation.
Bluepoint Games Joins PlayStation Studios
Hermen Hulst took to Twitter today to announce Bluepoint Games is finally joining PlayStation Studios. The team has several titles under their belt. These include Gravity Rush Remastered and of course, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection. However, they are most commonly known for their most recent work. This includes the technical wonders that are the Shadow of the Colossus Remake and Demon’s Souls Remake.
“The studio’s brilliant re-creation of Demon’s Souls for the PS5 launch proves that bluepoint games know PlayStation games inside and out. We are so excited to welcome them as the newest member of PlayStation Studios! Congrats to everyone at Bluepoint Games!”
Bluepoint Games is now the 5th studio added within the PlayStation Studios umbrella in 2021. In order, PlayStation acquired Housemarque, Nixxes, Firesprite and Fabrik. With Bluepoint within the fold, this only adds more diversity to an already quality-driven lineup.
Speaking on the PlayStation Blog, Bluepoint president Marco Thrush shared his thoughts on what this means for the team. “PlayStation has such an iconic gaming catalog and for us there’s been nothing better than to bring some of gamings masterpieces to new players. Becoming a part of PlayStation Studios, empowers our team to raise the quality-bar even further and create more impactful experiences for the PlayStation community.”
While 2021 has seen PlayStation go on a spending spree, Hulst says this isn’t the end. As long as a teams fit PlayStation’s first-party quality, Hulst will remain open to future acquisitions.
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