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Sony has acquired Demon's Souls remake developer Bluepoint Games

By Tim Augustin - on 1 Oct 2021, 3:07pm

Sony has acquired Demon's Souls remake developer Bluepoint Games

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PlayStation is making big moves.

Sony’s PlayStation Studios recently announced that they have acquired Bluepoint Games, the game studio behind the recent Shadow of the Colossus and Demon’s Souls remakes. Rumours of Bluepoint’s acquisition have been swirling for a few months now, but it looks like Sony is finally ready to make things official. 

Bluepoint Games have also confirmed that their next project won’t be a remake, but a wholly original game. In an interview with IGN, president Marco Thrush said, “We can’t talk about what this is, but that’s the next step in the evolution for us.” There were also rumours that Bluepoint's next project was a Metal Gear Solid remake, but that might not be in the cards after all. 

After releasing their first game Blast Factor in 2006, Bluepoint has mostly worked on ports or remasters of other studios’ games, including the God of War Collection, Titanfall and the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection. Recently, the studio pushed out two major PlayStation exclusives: Shadow of the Colossus and Demon’s Souls, both widely-praised remakes of classic games. 

Thrush wrote on the PlayStation Blog:

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.

Interestingly, Bluepoint is the second studio Sony has acquired after pushing out a successful PlayStation 5-exclusive title. Previously, developer Housemarque released Returnal and was subsequently acquired by Sony. PlayStation Studios recently also bought PC port developer Nixxes Software and The Playroom maker Firesprite. Sony Interactive Entertainment’s head Hermen Hulst has also confirmed that more acquisitions will come with time. 

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