PlayStation Studios continues to grow, thanks to another key addition – particularly one that’s very good when it comes to remastering classic games.
Sony announced today that it has acquired Bluepoint Games, the team responsible for Shadow of the Colossus and the Uncharted trilogy on PlayStation 4, as well as the hit PlayStation 5 game Demon’s Souls, which recently cleared over a million copies sold.
“With each of its projects, Bluepoint has raised the bar on console-defining visuals and gameplay, and the studio’s vast expertise in world building and character creation will be a huge plus for future PlayStation Studios properties,” Head of PlayStation Studios Hermen Hulst said in an announcement.
Marco Thrush, president for Bluepoint Games, also had this to say about the 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!”
The company hasn’t announced its latest plans yet, but judging by its work on Demon’s Souls, another big PS5 project could be in the works soon enough.
Watch the video below for the official reveal. And congrats to all sides involved on a great acquisition!
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