Today a surprise PlayStation Acquisition happened. Sony now owns the Returnal developer Housemarque. What’s more interesting is on the official PlayStation Japan page.
PlayStation Acquisition: A surprise from Sony
Okay, let’s start with the official news that came out today. The PlayStation acquisition of Housemarque is official right now. The Returnal developer studio is now under the property of Sony. But under that, there are more interesting things. It looks like Sony Japan partially announced the acquisition of Bluepoint Studios. The developer of Demon’s Souls Remake.
When we take a look at the Japanese PlayStation Blog, we can see that the image is all about the acquisition of Bluepoint. However, the text is practically about the acquisition of Housemarque. And the image is nothing random. It looks totally professional. Maybe Sony accidentally announced the acquisition of Bluepoint with this one. You can check out the image below:
the PlayStation Acquisition of Bluepoint is nowhere to be found as writing this article. Because it looks like Sony fixed the issue. However, the rumour already spread around even if it’s a five-minute mistake. So, there is nothing to do about it right now.
While waiting for an official announcement of PlayStation acquiring Bluepoint You can read our Returnal review by clicking here. Or you can check out the description of the PlayStation Acquisition of Housemarque just below:
“Today is a big day for Housemarque and it has been over 26 years in the making. Our strong partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment started with Super Stardust HD on PS3 and since then we have made arcade inspired games for all of the PlayStation platforms. With Returnal for PS5, our most recent release, our biggest foray into third-person action gaming solidified our voice and brand in the industry as delivering unique and quality player experiences.
We are so excited to finally join the PlayStation Studios family! This gives our studio a clear future and a stable opportunity to continue delivering on gameplay centric approaches, while still experimenting with new methods of narrative delivery and pushing the boundaries of this modern artform. Locally here in Helsinki, this also means that we will officially expand the PlayStation family to a growing industry hub and secure the legacy of the oldest game studio in Finland.
Finally, what this means for our fans? We at Housemarque are gamers, and we have grown from the need to perfect and tinker with facets of games that we have found most fascinating. We are also not known for shying away from running our own course and trying out new combinations. With the backing of SIE and its family of studios supporting us, we can truly grow into our place in the industry and show what Housemarque can create with no limitations. We can’t wait to show everyone what will be in store in the upcoming years, and we hope to usher in more lasting memories and exhilarating titles for the next quarter century and beyond.”