Sony might be negotiating the acquisition of Bluepoint Games, the studio behind the recent remake of Demon’s Souls. When the deal is finalized, the developer is reportedly going to handle Metal Gear Solid remake(s) exclusively for PS5.
This is coming from Resetera user KatharsisT, who had previously predicted a Silent Hill reboot (never confirmed). As for the news about the Bluepoint deal, this corraborates the information shared by another insider, MarsipanRumpan, back in November. MarsipanRumpan claimed that Sony was so impressed with the work Bluepoint did on Demon’s Souls, they initiated the acquistion talks.
According to KatharsisT, the deal between the companies will be closed in the first half of 2021. He did not name the exact date, although earlier MarsipanRumpan identified February 28, 2021 as a possible deadline.
On a related note, Rhys Elliott, Newzoo’s content marketing manager and IGPubcast host, recently wrote a piece that does reiterate some of the points made by MarsipanRumpan.
“Bluepoint‘s work on Demon’s Souls 2020 was so remarkable that it even acts as a technical showcase for Sony’s new console during these early launch months,” Elliott writes. “So, Bluepoint has shown its chops and has proven itself as a key pillar for Sony.”
Elliot warns against completely trusting MarsipanRumpan’s intel, but does acknowledge that it makes sense. “Rumour has it SIE is in talks with Bluepoint about acquiring the studio, and that the Demon’s Souls remaster was their final test, if Marsipan Games’ RESETERA thread is to be believed (I’d take it with a pinch of salt). Sony ended up acquiring Insomniac after the success of 2018’s Spider-Man, so this may not be the first time such a “test” has happened. If Demon’s Souls were a test, I’d say Bluepoint passed with flying colours.”
Elliot, however, doesn’t mention any Metal Gear Solid remakes. Instead, he speculates that Bluepoint Games might be already working on a Bloodborne remake.
In any case, Bluepoint certainly feels like SIE Worldwide Studios material. Bluepoint has been working closely with Sony over the years. Among other projects, the studio developed an updated version of God of War for PS3, a remaster of the Uncharted series, a remake of Shadow of the Colossus for PS4, and a remake of Demon’s Souls for PS5.