Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced the acquisition of Bluepoint Games, making it the 16th developer to join PlayStation Studios. Bluepoint Games are currently working on an original concept for their next project. Hermen Hulst, head of PlayStation Studios, revealed that acquisition talks did not begin until after the release of Demon’s Souls for the PlayStation 5 as Sony Interactive Entertainment did not want to distract the team. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

The acquisition of Bluepoint Games was leaked by the PlayStation Japan Twitter account when announcing the acquisition of Housemarque, instead of using the standard marketing material for the acquisition of Housemarque the Japanese account used media for Bluepoint Games. Bluepoint Games have a long history of working with PlayStation, the team worked on the Demon’s Souls remake, Shadow of the Colossus remake, God of War Collection and more.

Here’s what Hermen Hulst, head of PlayStation Studios, had to say:

Today I’m very excited to announce that PlayStation Studios has grown again with the addition of long-time partner Bluepoint Games! From the exceptional PS5 remake of Demon’s Souls to the critically acclaimed PS4 remake of Shadow of the Colossus and remasters of fan favorites like Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, Bluepoint has built a name for itself by creating some of the highest-quality remasters and remakes in the industry.

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.

Welcome to the PlayStation Studios family, Bluepoint!

Here’s what Marco Thrush, president of Bluepoint Games, had to say:

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!

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