Bluepoint Games, the firm behind the PS5 version of Demon’s Souls, appears to have been purchased by PlayStation’s Japanese office by accident. It also produced and released PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale for Vita, as well as ports of the first two God of War games, the Metal Gear Solid series and the Uncharted trilogy. This follows the announcement that PlayStation Studios has acquired Housemarque, the studio that collaborated with Sony on the PS5 exclusive Returnal.
Naughty Dog, Insomniac Games, Santa Monica Studio, Media Molecule, and Guerrilla Games are just a handful of PlayStation Studios’ subsidiaries that have provided top-tier first-party exclusives for the PS4 and PS5 in recent years.
While Sony has been trying to keep up with Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Bethesda, as well as rumors that IO Interactive, Avalanche Studios, and Crytek may be joining Xbox Game Studios in the near future, Sony remains a force to be reckoned with, and the in-house talent pool at PlayStation Studios continues to grow.
Earlier today, respected online rumor hunter Nibel reported that while announcing PlayStation’s purchase of Housemarque to a Japanese audience, PlayStation Japan inadvertently tweeted a picture of Bluepoint Games’ emblem instead of Housemarque’s to Twitter. He was able to confirm this later, however the PlayStation Japan tweet was removed.
Bluepoint Games has a lot of skill behind them, even if its main focus these days is upgrading older games for newer systems. Marco Thrush and the late Andy O’Neil, the firm’s founders, had previously worked as engineers on the Metroid Prime series before forming their own business in 2006.
Blast Factor, a PS3 exclusive, was one of the first games to be released on the PlayStation Network, which was still in its infancy at the time. Soon after, Bluepoint Games shifted their focus to porting games, garnering critical acclaim for refined remasters of classics like Flower, a 2009 indie gem, and Gravity Rush Remastered, a physics-bending 2012 platformer.
I was able to verify this (since Tweetdeck still shows deleted tweets) pic.twitter.com/ZLXYogdqT1
— Nibel (@Nibellion) June 29, 2021
It’s unclear if Bluepoint Titles will utilize its newfound relationship with PlayStation Studios to start developing original material or continue making refined PS5 remakes of Sony’s earlier games. Still, it definitely has the ability and expertise to be a valuable asset for PlayStation in the future.
As previously said, the news of Sony’s purchase of Bluepoint has yet to be publicly revealed, but given the veracity of the leak and the Housemarque news, it won’t be long until Sony does.