Sony buys remake masters Bluepoint Games

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Sony announced today that it has added Bluepoint Games to its PlayStation Studios family of first-party developers.

In the blog post announcing the acquisition, PlayStation Studios CEO Herman Hulst said: “With each of its projects, Bluepoint has raised the bar for console-defining visuals and gameplay, and the studio’s vast expertise in world building and character creation will be a big plus for future PlayStation Studios – properties. ”

Bluepoint has worked with Sony on remakes of games like Shadow of the Colossus and Demon’s Souls. The two have formed a close partnership, so it’s not shocking news.

“Austin, Texas has been home to Bluepoint since we first founded the studio back in 2006, and we are now a team of close to 70 super-talented commercials and growing,” Bluepoint Games President Marco Thrush notes in the announcement. “Although the studio has certainly grown over the last 15 years, our cultural beliefs have remained the same — to always push the envelope and create the highest quality games while having fun. Focus on culture has contributed to our success, and we are pleased that PlayStation Studios shares a similar culture and vision. ”

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While Bluepoint made its name with remakes, Thrush told IGN that its next project will be an original game.

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