PlayStation Studios Acquires BluePoint Studios
Today, on PlayStation Blog in a post by Herman Hulst, has announced that Texas Based BluePoint game has been acquired by PlayStation studios. He talks about how they’ve made great makes in the past such as Demon Souls and Unchartered beforehand.
President Marco Thrush had this to say about it:
“We’re thrilled to have officially joined PlayStation Studios!
Austin, Texas has been home base for Bluepoint from when we first founded the studio back in 2006 and we’re now a team of close to 70 super-talented creatives and growing. While the studio has certainly grown over the past 15 years, our cultural beliefs have remained the same- to always push the envelope and create the highest-quality games possible all while having fun doing it. The focus on culture has been instrumental to our success and we’re excited that PlayStation Studios shares a similar culture and vision.
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.
Thanks to everyone who’s supported us throughout the years – we can’t wait to bring you more amazing games in this next chapter for Bluepoint Games!”– Marco Thrush, President, Bluepoint Games
In a follow-up IGN Article, announce their next project will be an original game and confirms that the PS5 Remake of Demons’ Souls has sold 1.5 million copies. Thrush had to say about working on something new:
“The transition from remasters to remakes was to test ourselves and push ourselves harder for the next step,” Thrush said, noting the team was at about 15 people during the production of the original God of War collection, right now is at about 70 employees, and grew to 95 people at its peak during Demon’s Souls (with outsourcing work, too).”
Frederick Guese is a video creator and editor at PlayStation Haven. A QA industry vet and has worked at Respawn Entertainment, 2K Games, and Activision-Blizzard. Frederick is working on being a narrative designer, writer, editor, and video producer. You can visit his Twitter, Youtube channel, and Instagram. He’s a big fan of Hideo Kojima games and JRPGs.