Sony has officially confirmed its acquisition of Bluepoint Games. The studio has been part of the PlayStation Studios initiative for quite some time already. They helped work on remakes for both Shadow of the Colossus and the latest Demon’s Souls remake for PS5. Earlier this year, Sony Japan did accidently announce the acquisition which we covered. However, this is the first time the news has been confirmed by PlayStation.

According to PlayStation, Bluepoint Games is now currently working on a new project that is not a remake. The company says that the studio raised the bar on console-defining visuals with its Demon’s Souls released last year (they really did, check our review here). In addition, Bluepoint Games is excited to share news on its new original game that is currently in development.

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Demon’s Souls has also proved to be a successful PS5 exclusive. According to Bluepoint Games, the studio has sold over 1.4 million copies of the game since its launch in November 2020. Head of PlayStation Studios Herman Hulst says that while Bluepoint Games has worked on recreating timeless classics over the past few years, the studio is now ready to work on something new and original.

“Our next project, we’re working on original content right now. We can’t talk about what that is, but that’s the next step in the evolution for us,”

In 2021, PlayStation has acquired more studios in this singular year than it has ever done so in the past. Sony says they have brought on board more than 500 developers to the PlayStation Studios family globally this year alone. This includes its acquisitions with Firesprite, Fabrik, Nixxes, Housemarque and now Bluepoint Games.

“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

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Source: PS Blog

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