Remasters and remakes have been a major part of Sony’s success, and a large portion of their most successful efforts have come from studio Bluepoint Games. Given this, it’s not too surprising that today’s announcements confirm what earlier rumors already revealed. Sony acquires Bluepoint Games for real this time (we’ll explain in moment), and it’s a clear move from a studio that has proven themselves time and time again.
Let’s take a look at the road that led to this announcement, and discuss a few wishlist items we’d like to see from Sony’s latest studio acquisition.
Bluepoint Games Acquisition Has Been in The Cards Since June
With both Microsoft and Sony acquiring new studios, Sony’s acquisition of Bluepoint Games isn’t too surprising, but let’s also recall that nasty mistake PlayStation Japan made back in June of 2021:
..so apparently PlayStation Japan uploaded the wrong image with their first tweet on Housemarque's acquisition, and it actually mentions a Bluepoint acquisition pic.twitter.com/yQBHtLbG5c
— Nibel (@Nibellion) June 29, 2021
This was back when Sony acquired Returnal’s studio, Housemarque, but the image uploaded for the announcement mentioned Bluepoint Games? I hate to say it, but someone probably lost their job over this slip-up. The tweet was soon deleted, but nothing on the internet is ever truly gone, as you can see.
A Studio With Plenty of Experience
Now, those unfamiliar with Bluepoint Games should know their pedigree. These remakes and remasters you know and love all came from this talented studio:
- Demon’s Souls on PS5
- Shadow of The Colossus Remake on PS4
- Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection on PS4
- Metal Gear Solid HD Collection on PS3
- Gravity Rush Remastered on PS4
- Ico & Shadow of the Colossus HD on PS3
- The PS4 port of Flower from That Game Company
This studio has either remastered or otherwise remade some of the most beloved franchises in gaming, so it really is a no-brainer for Sony to acquire them. While this means we’ll probably seen more remakes and remasters, a statement from Blupoint Games to IGN revealed that they will be working on something original next:
“Our next project, we’re working on original content right now. We can’t talk about what that is, but that’s the next step in the evolution for us.”
Given their talented team, I would be very interested to see Bluepoint try their hand at something original, but once that’s done, maybe we could knock out a few requests for PlayStation classics to be remade? Metal Gear Solid anyone? I wouldn’t mind seeing a remake of the original God of War trilogy either (or even just a PS5 port of the HD collection from PS3).
There’s a lot of places Bluepoint Games can go from here, but one thing I’m certain of is that I will most certainly be along for the ride.
It’s official: Sony acquires Bluepoint Games! Which title would you like to see them work on next? Let us know in the comments!
Article by – Bradley Ramsey
Insert date – 10/1/2021