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PlayStation Acquires Demon's Souls Developer Bluepoint Games

PlayStation Acquires Demon's Souls Developer Bluepoint Games - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 November 2021 / 1,839 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced it has acquired Shadow of the Colossus and Demon’s Souls remake developer Bluepoint Games.

"Today I’m very excited to announce that PlayStation Studios has grown again with the addition of long-time partner Bluepoint Games! From the exceptional PS5 remake of Demon’s Souls to the critically acclaimed PS4 remake of Shadow of the Colossus and remasters of fan favorites like Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, Bluepoint has built a name for itself by creating some of the highest-quality remasters and remakes in the industry," said the head of PlayStation Studios Hermen Hulst.

"With each of its projects, Bluepoint has raised the bar on console-defining visuals and gameplay, and the studio’s vast expertise in world building and character creation will be a huge plus for future PlayStation Studios properties."

Read a message from Bluepoint Games President Marco Thrush below:

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!


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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25 Comments
thevideogameninja (on 30 September 2021)

Awesome news and another great win for Sony!

Bluepoint games has done some amazing work in the past with some of their remakes (Uncharted collection, Shadow of the Colossus, Demon's Souls, etc...) that at this point it really is a no brainer for Sony to acquire them.

Hopefully this means we see some other great remakes of classic games in the future.

-VIDEOGAME REMAKE KING NINJA APPROVED-

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twintail thevideogameninja (on 30 September 2021)

Yeah, look forward to their next title reveal! Good get indeed

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The Fury (on 30 September 2021)

Kinda obvious, been working with them for years. I hope they get to do their own projects though. Would like to see what their creative minds have.

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Bristow9091 The Fury (on 30 September 2021)

An ideal situation, in my eyes, would be them having two teams; One working on remakes and another working on a new IP... hopefully Sony doesn't just lock them in as the remake team and allows them to try new things, I guess we'll find out in the future.

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DonFerrari Bristow9091 (on 30 September 2021)

Another idea is the second team making a sequel to the remake if they are working on an IP that was discontinued by other studio.

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LudicrousSpeed (on 30 September 2021)

Another good get for Sony that won’t impact anyone else much at all. I guess it could be positive for PC gamers, they might work on PC ports.

Very interested in seeing their original work.

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TallSilhouette (on 30 September 2021)

Finally put a ring on it!

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axumblade (on 30 September 2021)

It's been an obvious choice since well before it became a rumor. Glad we finally have confirmation

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Giggity_goo (on 30 September 2021)

about time the remasters are more than a coat of paint and resolution upgrade

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yvanjean (on 30 September 2021)

This is not really news since Sony Japan Twitter accidently leaked it a while ago.

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Zkuq (on 30 September 2021)

Not a huge fan of acquisitions in general but since Bluepoint seems to have worked pretty much exclusively for Sony anyway, this should have absolutely no negative effect on anyone so I can't really complain. Seems like a solid acquisition for Sony.

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mjk45 (on 30 September 2021)

I'm shocked shocked I tell you , who would have seen this coming Sony are the masters of the stealth acquisition , they should steal the rights to Thief and have Bluepoint make it.

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dx11332sega (on 30 September 2021)

Great news

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Dahum (on 30 September 2021)

Happy about this and its a natural one.

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TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 30 September 2021)

Great to see it finally confirmed!

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Mystro-Sama (on 30 September 2021)

We all saw that coming.

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DonFerrari (on 30 September 2021)

Took them long enough to announce it =p

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Juanita (on 30 September 2021)

Gratz!

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smroadkill15 (on 30 September 2021)

Great acquisition for Sony! Excited to see Bluepoint's next game

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Otter (on 30 September 2021)

Curious whether they will stay making remakes?

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 30 September 2021)

this is the partnership / building trust / and working together for years acquisition,
just like insomniac / returnal devs...

not like fcken microsoft just buying bethesda outright just because they can, hahaha!

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Libara LivncA_Dis3 (on 30 September 2021)

Let's just ignore the fact that Microsoft and Bethesda have had a great and constant relationship for the last 20 years.

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smroadkill15 LivncA_Dis3 (on 30 September 2021)

🤡🤡

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xl-klaudkil (on 30 September 2021)

Another big former multi platform developer now forever stuck on 1 console...

..
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Bandorr xl-klaudkil (on 30 September 2021)

Sarcasm?
Bluepoint is a 70 person company that hasn't worked with Xbox in 7 years. and that was just a port...

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