Back in June 2021, PlayStation Japan accidentally tweeted that Bluepoint Games — the team behind the Demon’s Souls and Shadow of the Colossus remakes — was now part of PlayStation Studios. This tweet was quickly deleted, but now, it is actually happening. Today, Sony officially announced that it had acquired the developer.
Hermen Hulst, Head of PlayStation Studios, said the following on the PlayStation Blog.
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 … Demon’s Souls to the critically acclaimed … 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.
Marco Thrush, the President of Bluepoint Games, expressed excitement over the future of his studio.
We’re thrilled to have officially joined PlayStation Studios! … 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.
Currently, Bluepoint Games is working on an original title. It’s unclear what type of game it is, or even what genre it focuses on, but we should know about it when the studio deems it ready to be shown off. Both Microsoft and Sony have been acquiring a number of developers lately, with the biggest being Microsoft’s purchase of Bethesda Softworks a year ago.