Sony acquires Bluepoint Video games, the studio behind its unimaginable remasters and remakes
A number of the easiest video games on PlayStation 5 to date are previous titles made new — so it’s becoming that Sony is formally buying Bluepoint Video games, the acclaimed studio that makes a speciality of remasters. It’s the staff that introduced us the Demon’s Souls and Shadow of the Colossus remakes, in addition to improbable remasters of the primary three Uncharted video games, the cult-classic Gravity Rush, and each the Metallic Gear Stable HD Assortment and Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Assortment for previous-gen consoles. Bluepoint was behind the superb 2013 port of Flower to the PS4 as nicely.
That’s not the one motive Sony’s Bluepoint purchase isn’t shocking although. The corporate spilled the beans in June when it purchased Returnal developer Housemarque however by chance uploaded a picture displaying a Bluepoint acquisition as a substitute:
..so apparently PlayStation Japan uploaded the fallacious picture with their first tweet on Housemarque’s acquisition, and it truly mentions a Bluepoint acquisition pic.twitter.com/yQBHtLbG5c
— Nibel (@Nibellion) June 29, 2021
Maybe we’ll see remasters and remakes extra usually with Sony’s extra sources, however the studio can be going to create its personal video games, in response to an announcement given to IGN. “Our subsequent mission, we’re engaged on authentic content material proper now. We will’t speak about what that’s, however that’s the following step within the evolution for us.”
Sony’s below some stress proper now to point out that it has killer content material for the PS5, since each first-party recreation it promised to ship in 2021 (save the good Ratchet and Clank) has been delayed. God of Battle: Ragnarok, Gran Turismo 7, and Horizon Forbidden West have been all initially speculated to be 2021 releases, however even Horizon just lately bought pushed again to February. Third-party video games have seen delays as nicely.
The corporate’s been shoring up its studios to make that occur — along with Housemarque and Bluepoint, it bought Firesprite, builders of The Playroom.
Sony additionally just lately introduced a remake from one other acclaimed remastering and porting studio: Star Wars: Knights of the Previous Republic is in growth at Aspyr, maybe finest recognized for porting numerous titles to Mac but in addition just lately lively in bringing older video games to the Nintendo Swap. It’ll be console-exclusive to PS5. And as we noticed in Might, Uncharted video games are coming to PC… and PS5, too, with the brand new Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Assortment that features each Uncharted 4 and an excellent spinoff in The Misplaced Legacy.
Between these and the return of N64 and Sega Genesis titles — they’re coming to Nintendo Swap On-line — it’s a good time to like previous video games.