What was already an open secret for months now finally became official. Sony went shopping again and acquired Bluepoint Gamesthe Austin, Texas-based studio responsible for the Shadow of the Colossus and Demon’s Souls remakes. With this move, the company aims to further strengthen the PlayStation 5’s exclusive library. This strategy is key to succeeding in the new generation.
PlayStation Studios undoubtedly adds a very talented creative team. It is also true that the relationship between the two companies had been pretty solid for years now.. Bluepoint Games also developed the remasters of God of War and God of War II (God of War Collection). In addition, they gave a second life to Metal Gear Solid 2, Metal Gear Solid 3 and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker through Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection, which saw release on the PS3 during 2011. More recently, they took on Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection.
“With each of their projects, Bluepoint has raised the bar for visuals and gameplay, and the studio’s vast experience in world-building and character creation will be a great asset to future PlayStation Studios properties,” he mentioned Hermen Hulst head of PlayStation Studios.
Marco Thrush, president of Bluepoint Games, said, “PlayStation has an iconic catalogue of games and for us there has been nothing better than bringing some gaming masterpieces to new gamers. Being a part of PlayStation Studios allows our team to to raise the bar even higher and create even more impactful experiences. for the PlayStation community. Thanks to everyone who has supported us over the years, we can’t wait to bring you more amazing games in this next chapter of Bluepoint Games.”
PlayStation isn’t closing its wallet
What will be Bluepoint Games’ first project under the PlayStation umbrella? There’s no information about it yet, but for a couple of years now there have been rumors about a Metal Gear Solid remake.
Bluepoint Games joins the multiple acquisitions PlayStation has made this year. Last June they bought Housemarque, creators of Returnal. A month later they did the same with Nixxes Software, a studio specializing in PC ports. Then they opened their wallet for Firesprite, a team that now has more than 250 employees.