PlayStation Studios keeps growing, with Bluepoint Games having officially joined the family. Sony acquired the team known for remakes and remasters of classic games.
Herman Hulst, the head of PlayStation Studios, announced the deal on September 30, saying that the “studio’s vast expertise in world building and character creation will be a huge plus for future PlayStation Studios properties.”
Bluepoint Games was founded in 2006. It is best known for creating remakes of Demon’s Souls, Shadow of the Colossus, and remasters like Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection. The studio also helped develop remastered ports of Metal Gear 2 and 3 for PS3 and Xbox 360.
“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,” Bluepoint president Marco Thrush said, saying that the team can’t wait to bring more games to players.
He also told IGN that the studio is now “working on original content right now,” although it is unclear whether it will be a brand new IP.
The first rumors about the Bluepoint acquisition appeared in January when an insider also said that the studio might be working on the Bloodborne remake. In June, PlayStation Japan also tweeted a wrong picture, announcing the acquisition of Housemarque. It showed the Bluepoint logo alongside a caption, reading, “Welcome to the family.”