PlayStation has accidentally revealed the acquisition of Bluepoint Games
PlayStation’s Japanese Twitter account has apparently leaked some news about acquiring Bluepoint Games, the developer of Demon’s Souls for the PlayStation 5.
The tweet, which has rapidly been deleted, was also announcing PlayStation’s acquisition of Returnal developer Housemarque, which was officially announced today as planned.
Surprisingly, the image accompanying the tweet instead showed the Bluepoint Games logo along with the message “Welcome to the family”. Moreover, the image shows artworks from other PlayStation Studios games, including Returnal but also Demon’s Souls. This may suggest that Sony is aiming to announce the acquisition of Bluepoint Games soon, right after the acquisition of Housemarque.
Following today’s announcement, Returnal developer Housemarque is now the latest addition to PlayStation Studios group.
In a new post on the official PlayStation Blog, Hermen Hulst, head of PlayStation Studios welcomed Returnal developer as now part of the Sony family.
“I have been a fan of Housemarque since the studio’s early days when they introduced Super Stardust HD to PlayStation fans. Housemarque’s recent release of Returnal proves the studio is one with incredible vision, capable of creating memorable new games that resonate with our community. This addition enhances the creative force of PlayStation Studios, and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for Housemarque.” Hulst said.
Talking back about Bluepoint Games, the studio is specialized in remakes and remasters of older games. For Sony, the company have previously worked on God of War Collection, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection and Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection. In recent years, the studio developed a remake of Shadow of the Colossus for PS4, followed by its remake of Demon’s Souls which was a PS5 launch title.
We are still waiting for an official announcement but we will keep you updated on this. What do you think about Sony’s acquisition strategy, will it allow the company to compete with Xbox Game Studios? We’d love to hear from you!