- Sony agreed to acquire Bluepoint Games
- The acquisition makes Bluepoint the 16th game developer to join Sony
- Management of the two companies are excited to expand a successful long-term collaboration
Sony Interactive Entertainment announced that it will acquire Bluepoint Games, becoming the 16th game developer to join Sony.
Sony Announced That It Will Acquire Bluepoint Games
Sony Interactive Entertainment announced earlier this week that it came to a definitive agreement to acquire the American video game developer Bluepoint Games. The duo has had a long-standing partnership for more than 15 years within the industry. In collaboration with Sony, Bluepoint has developed many remasters and remakes for PlayStation consoles.
Sony outlined that the daily operations will continue to be run by the current Bluepoint management. Due to contractual commitments, the gaming giant did not reveal terms details regarding the acquisition cost. The acquisition made the Austin-based game developer the 16th game studio to join the PlayStation Studios Family.
SIE acknowledged that each Bluepoint project kept raising the bar higher with visuals and gameplay. To name a few, the developer most recently created Demon’s Souls remake for PS5, which proved to be a critically-acclaimed title for the console selling more than 1.4 million copies since its release in November 2020. Additionally, Bluepoint developed the remasters and remakes of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, Shadow of the Colossus, Gravity Rush, and many more iconic PS titles.
Bluepoint Remains Committed to Keep Raising the Bar and Create Quality New Games
Bluepoint's president, Marco Thrush, said in a statement that the company's collaboration with Sony has a long history of trust. He remembered the first PS3 game that Bluepoint developed was Blast Factor. Additionally, Thrush outlined that Demon’s Souls, which is the company's latest title managed to challenge the PS5 crowd.
“We share the same values and we’re equally committed to creating great new games.“Marco Thrush, presiden
Bluepoint's president outlined that the two companies share the same value and passion for creating great games. In conclusion, Thrush predicted that the collaboration will empower Bluepoint's team to raise the quality bar even higher and take more ambitious projects, while at the same time save the company's identity and culture.
“Bluepoint Games has been an incredible partner to work with over the years, and the craftsmanship they’ve demonstrated on past projects is impeccable.“Jim Ryan, president and CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment
Jim Ryan, SIE president and CEO said that Bluepoint has been a long-term partner of the company. He outlined that the game developer has demonstrated significant quality on their past projects. Ryan added that Sony will continue to invest and foster creative teams. In conclusion, he outlined that by adding more gaming studios, Sony will undoubtedly continue to deliver unique gaming experiences for its fans.