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PlayStation has acquired Demon’s Souls developer Bluepoint Games
Studio aiming to to work on “original content” going forward
Sony Interactive Entertainment has acquired Demon’s Souls developer Bluepoint Games.
The Austin, Texas-based studio, which has specialised in remakes and remasters of older games, has a long history of collaborating with Sony.
Its past works include God of War Collection, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, Gravity Rush Remastered, and most recently the PS5 remake of Demon’s Souls.
In a follow-up interview with IGN, Bluepoint president Marco Thrush explained that the studio is aiming to work on original content going forward.
“Our next project, we’re working on original content right now. We can’t talk about what that is, but that’s the next step in the evolution for us,” he said, noting that the studio was already partially creating original content with its previous projects.
PlayStation Studios boss Hermen Hulst said in a prepared statement: “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.”
Thrush also commented: “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,” he continued. “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.”
In June, PlayStation’s Japanese Twitter account seemingly leaked news that the company had acquired Bluepoint Games.
The account posted a tweet (which was later deleted) announcing PlayStation’s acquisition of Returnal developer Housemarque, which was officially revealed that day.
However, the image accompanying the tweet instead showed the Bluepoint Games logo along with the message “welcome to the family.”
The image showed artwork from other PlayStation Studios games, including Returnal, but also featured Demon’s Souls art.
VGC’s Demon Souls review called it “one of the best launch games ever”.