Sony buys remake and remaster studio Bluepoint Games
Sony has acquired Austin-based studio best known for the remake, Bluepoint Games Demon souls and Shadow of the colossus. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Rumors that Sony was buying Bluepoint began to spread online just as the company acquired Return developer Housemarque at the end of June. Sony has not said whether Bluepoint will continue to focus its efforts on remastering past titles or whether it will run on a brand new IP now that it is part of the PlayStation Studios family.
“PlayStation has such an iconic catalog of games and for us there is nothing better than bringing some of the game’s masterpieces to new players,” said Marco Thrush, president of Bluepoint Games. “Becoming a member of PlayStation Studios allows our team to further raise the bar of quality and create even more impactful experiences for the PlayStation community. “
With today’s announcement of the deal, Sony has acquired three studios in the past year. That number jumps to four over more than two years if you include his 2019 purchase of Spider Man developer Insomniac Games. It’s a big change of pace for a company that was previously much slower to buy outside developers to bolster its top-tier lineup. But then a lot has changed in the past year alone. Microsoft’s recent $ 7.5 billion deal to buy Bethesda parent company ZeniMax Media means many highly anticipated games like Starfield no longer come to PlayStation. Sony needs the kind of talent that is at Bluepoint to keep pace.
Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Engadget.