Sony has acquired Bluepoint Games, both companies announced today in a joint press release.
While the news that Sony has acquired Bluepoint Games probably leads many to think of the 2020-released Demon’s Souls remake, Bluepoint has also worked on other remasters and remakes like the Shadow of the Colossus remaster and the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection remaster/re-release.
Alongside the news of the acquisition, Bluepoint has revealed they’re working on “original content” for Sony already.
“Our next project, we’re working on original content right now,” Bluepoint Games’ president Marco Thrush said to IGN. “We can’t talk about what that is, but that’s the next step in the evolution for us.” Marco noted that this could mean content like their previously released remakes.
Here’s the full message behind the new acquisition:
“We’re thrilled to have officially joined PlayStation Studios!
Austin, Texas has been home base for Bluepoint from when we first founded the studio back in 2006 and we’re now a team of close to 70 super-talented creatives and growing. While the studio has certainly grown over the past 15 years, our cultural beliefs have remained the same- to always push the envelope and create the highest-quality games possible all while having fun doing it. The focus on culture has been instrumental to our success and we’re excited that PlayStation Studios shares a similar culture and vision.
PlayStation has such an iconic gaming catalog and for us there’s been nothing better than to bring some of gaming’s masterpieces to new players. Becoming a part of PlayStation Studios, empowers our team to raise the quality-bar even further and create even more impactful experiences for the PlayStation community.
Thanks to everyone who’s supported us throughout the years – we can’t wait to bring you more amazing games in this next chapter for Bluepoint Games!”
– Marco Thrush, President, Bluepoint Games