Sony acquires Demon's Souls remake developer Bluepoint Games

Bluepoint Games is the newest addition to PlayStation Studios.

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Sony and Microsoft have been in a sort of arms race, as the two major companies have been purchasing studios left and right, building up their roster of original and exclusive talent. The PlayStation creator is the latest to add another noteworthy name to its arsenal, as Sony has officially acquired Bluepoint Games, the studio behind the Demon’s Souls remake.

Sony announced its acquisition of Bluepoint Games in a post to the PlayStation Blog on September 30, 2021. Bluepoint has collaborated with Sony several times in the past, and now, it’s an official part of the PlayStation Studios family. In the post, head of PlayStation Studios Hermen Hulst spoke more to the acquisition.

President of Bluepoint Games Marco Thrush also shared a statement, in which he said the following:

Most recently, Bluepoint Games developed the Demon’s Souls remake that launched as a PS5 exclusive, to much acclaim from fans and critics. Before that, the studio worked on the PS4 remake of Shadow of the Colossus, as well as the collection of Uncharted remasters packaged as the Nathan Drake Collection. Sony hasn’t indicated if Bluepoint will continue to work on remakes and remasters of beloved games, or if it would be given the reins to its own original project.

Bluepoint Games is the latest developer to join PlayStation Studios, as Firesprite Games was acquired just earlier this month. In order to keep up with the latest business moves of Sony Interactive Entertainment, be sure to stick with us right here on Shacknews.

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    September 30, 2021 9:10 AM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, Sony acquires Demon's Souls remake developer Bluepoint Games

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      September 30, 2021 8:05 AM

      Sony officially acquires Bluepoint Games (Demons Souls / Shadow of the Colossus remasters) under the PlayStation Studio banner

      https://blog.playstation.com/2021/09/30/welcoming-bluepoint-games-to-the-playstation-studios-family/

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        September 30, 2021 8:14 AM

        This new era of walled gardens of studios is not going to be fun.

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          September 30, 2021 12:39 PM

          Walled gardens have been working pretty well for Apple, Steam, and Epic so far, not to mention Sony and Microsoft.

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        September 30, 2021 8:33 AM

        Also, with this news, Bluepoint is working on a wholly original game targeting PS5 release.

        https://www.gamesradar.com/bluepoint-is-working-on-an-original-ps5-game-now-its-owned-by-playstation/

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        September 30, 2021 9:33 AM

        Cautiously optimistic? Does Sony have a reputation of acquiring and then ruining studios, ala EA?

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          September 30, 2021 10:24 AM

          Naughty Dog, Guerrilla, Insomniac all those were acquisitions too.

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          September 30, 2021 10:32 AM

          This makes perfect sense. They have already been doing mostly Sony related work for the last several years, and the demon's souls remake showcases the PS5 capabilities as much as Sony exclusives, if not more. Bluepoint is safe.

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          September 30, 2021 10:37 AM

          Usually not, the one that comes to mind is Studio Liverpool (formerly Psygnosis), the team whose last works were Wipeout HD & 2048.

          And it's not that they ruined them, it's that they flat out murdered them when they were still doing fucking excellent work. And they knew those games were still viable as they re-packaged and re-released their stuff on the PS4 with other developers via the Omega Collection :(

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            September 30, 2021 10:48 AM

            At least now they have not only reassembled them, but they’ve bought them (Firesprite and now Fabrik together have a lot of the vets back to Psygnosis)

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            September 30, 2021 10:56 AM

            They also killed the studio that made Driveclub

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              September 30, 2021 10:57 AM

              Which from what I understood was basically all there at Liverpool studio now?

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                September 30, 2021 11:03 AM

                No, it was a different studio called Evolution, they closed it and most of them went to work for Codemasters

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                  September 30, 2021 11:09 AM

                  When it comes to following the pure driving game studios, I don’t keep the info too clear. I like Wipeout, mostly, which doesn’t really count. ;)

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          September 30, 2021 10:40 AM

          The situation around Japan Studio is questionable, but I think that itself was a studio problem when you read about it over the years.

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            September 30, 2021 10:52 AM

            It will turn out to be more organizational, considering the rumors circulating that Sony is going to be opening a new Japanese studio with industry vets).

            If what’s going on in England is any indication, they also seem willing to cut internal studios loose,let them get back to basics on their own then after they’ve shown they can operate to modern production standards, bring them back in and buy them back with their own studio branding attached.

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            September 30, 2021 10:58 AM

            I felt bad for Gavin Moore, the last game he directed was the Demon's Souls remake, but he also made Puppeteer.

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        September 30, 2021 11:37 AM

        I am guessing remakes for all the Dark Souls now on PS5, ala Demons Souls?

        I know they are working on an original game currently but some day, yes?

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          September 30, 2021 11:40 AM

          Leave those to From since those are their IP, but please give them Bloodborne which is owned by Sony like Demon's Souls.

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        September 30, 2021 11:38 AM

        Nobody going to scream about how acquiring studios kills the consumer experience? lol.

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          September 30, 2021 11:41 AM

          that ship has long sailed. this is the new reality

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          September 30, 2021 11:43 AM

          Last game these guys did for Xbox was the Titanfall 360 version early 2014.

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          September 30, 2021 11:50 AM

          I think in this case it’s pretty obvious they’d never have been able to start making their own games without the full support of a major publisher.

          If there’s anything to complain about, it’s that the third party publishers are struggling too much to be capable of working with a team like this to their needs and standards.

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          September 30, 2021 12:19 PM

          The consumer was sacrificed a while back.

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          September 30, 2021 12:24 PM

          can you tell us how 1st party sony devs are like old school mob guys again, grandpa?

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          September 30, 2021 12:40 PM

          it's literally the first reply to the thread

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        September 30, 2021 11:54 AM

        They did an excellent job with Demon’s Souls.

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        September 30, 2021 12:03 PM

        Finally

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