Sony Interactive Entertainment announced that it has acquired studio Bluepoint Games, information leaked in June when Sony completed its acquisition of Returnal developer Housemarque.
Bluepoint is best known for hardware refactoring and has worked almost exclusively with Sony on projects since it was founded in 2006 by former Retro Studios employees Andy O'Neil and Marco Thrush. This includes recent remasters for Gravity Rush, Shadow of the Colossus, and Demon's Souls.
Since the two companies have worked so closely together for 15 years, this acquisition makes a lot of sense, especially when you consider how Bluepoint has worked on Demon's Souls for PlayStation 5 for three years.
With this move, Sony brings Bluepoint to PlayStation Studios as the group's 16th studio, following its acquisition of UK-based Firesprite earlier this month. This is SIE's fourth studio it acquired in 2021, and it won't be the last, according to PlayStation Studios head Hermant Hulst.
Bluepoint was acquired for an undisclosed amount and will now focus on building another project with "console-defining visuals and gameplay."