Sony: Acquisition of Bluepoint Games is now official

Sony: Acquisition of Bluepoint Games is now official


For several months there have been rumors and speculations about the takeover of the Bluepoint Games developer studio by Sony Interactive Entertainment. There was even talk of the deal being wrapped up some time ago. But only now there is the official confirmation: Bluepoint is now part of the Playstation Studios.

Marco Thrush, the President of Bluepoint Games, confirmed this in a detailed statement on the Playstation Blog. That should end all speculation on the matter.

"We're very excited to be officially part of the Playstation Studios family!

Austin, Texas, has been since our studio was founded the headquarters of Bluepoint in 2006. Now we are a team of almost 70 highly talented creative minds and we are still growing. Although the studio has grown considerably in the last 15 years, our cultural convictions have remained the same: we want to push the limits or even blow up while creating the highest quality games possible and, most importantly, having fun doing it. The focus on our corporate culture has been critical to our success and we are pleased that the Playstation Studios share our beliefs and visions.

Playstation really offers legendary games on and for us, there is nothing better than bringing some of the greatest masterpieces in gaming to new players, part of Playsta Becoming studios drives our team to further improve quality and offer the Playstation community even more impressive experiences. Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years. We can't wait to bring you more amazing games in this next chapter for Bluepoint Games! "

According to this, Sony and Bluepoint Games will work much closer together in the future than was already the case. The two studios have been working closely together for many years. Among other things, Bluepoint worked on the remastered versions of Shadow of the Colossus and Gravity Rush. The studio's most recent work was the remake of Demon's Souls for the PS5 (buy now). Which project the team is currently working on is still a secret.

Source: Playstation Blog

Sony buys videogame-remake studio Bluepoint to create original games

Sony Group Corp. announced Thursday it is acquiring Bluepoint Games, a studio best known for remaking classic PlayStation videogames.

In recent years, Bluepoint won acclaim for its “Demon’s Souls” remake for the PS5, which has sold about 1.4 million copies since its release last November, along with its remake of “Shadow of the Colossus” for the PS4, and remasters of fan favorites like “Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection,”  “Metal Gear Solid HD Collection” and “God of War Collection.” 

Terms of the acquisition were not announced.

The deal will allow Austin, Texas,-based Bluepoint to expand its scope and develop original games.

“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,” Herman Hulst, Sony’s head of PlayStation Studios, said in a statement.

In the same news release, Marco Thrush, president of Bluepoint Games, said: “We’re thrilled to have officially joined PlayStation Studios!” 

“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,” Thrush said.

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