Bluepoint Games, the developers behind last year's Demon's Souls remake for the PlayStation 5, have been acquired by Sony and are now a member of PlayStation Studios. The studio was founded in 2006 and is based in Austin, Texas.
They have been involved in several other projects for PlayStation, including Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, and the 2018 Shadow of the Colossus Remake. The acquisition of Bluepoint Games might mean an additional focus on remakes and remasters of older PlayStation properties – or, perhaps, their chance at finally taking on a new IP of their own. The second could be an interesting scenario, as Bluepoint has a reputation for creating some of the most polished remakes and remasters in the industry, but have yet to take the reins on a project of their own. Only time will tell what new course Bluepoint will take now that they're officially part of Sony's first-party stable.
The official PlayStation Blog post includes a statement by Bluepoint Games President, Marco Thrush:
“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!”
Meanwhile, for those on the fence about getting a PlayStation 5, of course assuming that they can get one, can check out our article on the state of the console right here.