The purchase of the BluePoint studio by Sony has been confirmed, in a luck to improve its bet on remakes.
After months of speculation, Sony confirmed the purchase of BluePoint studio. This was in order to not only increase its chances of winning remakes but also to create new content for PlayStation.
The official PlayStation Japan account published the information. It also included a post welcoming the studio that specializes in remakes, remastering, and other related work.
The information was confirmed by PlayStation moments later, confirming a relationship that has been on good terms for years between both parties.
Both companies have worked together on many great projects, including the remake of Demon’s Souls (PS5) and those that correspond to Shadow of the Colossus or Uncarted.
The short-term goal is undoubtedly new remakes and masters. However, it is possible to develop a new title.
In a interview with IGNspokespersons for BluePoint and PlayStation stated, “We are working on original content right now. While we cannot talk about it, it is the next step of our evolution. We are still rooted in the original game development mentality. With the support of Sony, that is what we are now ready to do.
This purchase is not to be confused with other Sony purchases. The company recently acquired Nixxes, Firesprite, and Housemarque, which are the brains behind Returnal.
This news comes just days after Netflix announced that it had purchased its first videogame studio in order to expand its offering in this field.
BluePoint’s acquisition is not an immediate response to Netflix’s streaming movement, due to the differences in the natures of the two propositions (hybrid/mobile), but it does signal a trend in general terms.
There is a shared concern across all platforms, including Netflix, Stadia, Xbox, and Play Station. It does not have to be about increasing subscribers or users.