PlayStation Studios: Bluepoint Games acquired by Sony? The official tweet disappears

PlayStation Studios: Bluepoint Games acquired by Sony? The official tweet disappears

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PlayStation Studios may have acquired Bluepoint Games, according to what appears to be an official Sony Japan tweet that was promptly removed, but not before someone managed to take the screenshot, which you can see below.

Bluepoint Games, the team that has recently specialized in the development of remakes such as Shadow of the Colossus on PS5 and Demon's Souls on PS5, has been constantly associated with Sony as a possible team to be acquired by PlayStation Studios for years now, given the close collaboration between the companies.

The tweet removed about the acquisition of BluePoint Games by PlayStation Studios We cannot yet say if the information is reliable, but the screenshot does not seem counterfeit (there are several sources that claim to have the tweet in their Twitter feed) and the accompanying image corresponds precisely to the one used by Sony for the announcement of team acquisitions, com and we have seen just in these minutes with the annexation of Housemarque within PlayStation Studios.

It remains to be seen why the message was deleted: it is likely that it came out sooner than expected, with Sony that may have the announcement of this acquisition is planned for an upcoming event, given that there has been talk for days of a possible State of Play or a PlayStation Experience for this period, with some rumors pointing towards July 8, 2021 as a possible date for this event .

The acquisition of Bluepoint Games would make great sense for Sony, as it falls precisely within the company's typical modus operandi: it would come after years of close collaboration, in view of the "organic growth" that is often mentioned by the CEO of PlayStation, Jim Ryan, as the philosophy behind the expansion of internal teams. We therefore await confirmation on the issue, which however seems highly likely at this point.

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PlayStation might have also acquired the Studio behind Demon Souls along with Housemarque

PlayStation recently announced that Housemarque, the studio behind Returnal, will be joining the PlayStation family.

Returnal, the most recent title by Housemarque, attained strong success as a PlayStation exclusive in the launch window of the PlayStation 5. Earlier today, PlayStation announced that Housemarque will be joining the likes of Naughty Dog and Santa Monica as a PlayStation 1st party studio. Fans were beyond happy for Housemarque to join PlayStation Studios.

However, it seems like Housemarque might not be the only studio joining the roster of PlayStation Studios.

A now deleted tweet by PlayStation Japan might indicate that Bluepoint, the studio behind the Demon Souls and the Shadow of the Colossus remake, might also be joining the PlayStation roster.

Is PlayStation acquiring Blupoint Studio along with Housemarque?

Earlier today, PlayStation officially announced that Housemarque will be joining the PlayStation Family. The studio has previously developed multiple titles for PlayStation Consoles, including the recent rogue-like third-person shooter Returnal, exclusively for the PlayStation 5. Housemarque joining the PlayStation Family is great news for both fans and the developers.

While Tweeting about the news, PlayStation Japan accidentally included an image featuring Bluepoint’s logo instead of Housemarque’s. Even though the tweet was deleted immediately, fans were able to get the image.

The Slayer of Demons from Demon Souls is also present in the image featuring Blupoint’s logo, in between Selene from Returnal and Aloy from the Horizon Series.

announcement comparison of Housemarque and Bluepoint (Image by PlayStation)

announcement comparison of Housemarque and Bluepoint (Image by PlayStation)announcement comparison of Housemarque and Bluepoint (Image by PlayStation)

While it seems like PlayStation Japan included the wrong image in the Tweet, the implications are quite clear. It looks like Sony may have already acquired Bluepoint, pending an official announcement.

Housemarque, and the future of PlayStation Studios

Housemarque is the 17th Studio to become part of the PlayStation Studios. Studio has had a strong relationship with Sony, and the acquisition builds upon that. The List of PlayStation Studios are as follows:

  • Bend Studio
  • Guerrilla Games
  • Housemarque
  • Insomniac Games
  • Japan Studio
  • London Studio
  • Malaysia Studio
  • Media Molecule
  • Naughty Dog
  • Pixelopus
  • Polyphon Digital
  • San Diego Studio
  • San Mateo Studio
  • Santa Monica Studio
  • Sucker Punch
  • Team Asobi
  • XDev
  • Housemarque has developed amazing games for the PlayStation console family, and this acquisition will help them to keep up the good run.