Two years later the surprise announcement of the acquisition of Insomniac Games (Ratchet & Clank, Marvel’s Spider-Man…), And a few weeks after the arrival of Team Asobi within PlayStation Studios, Sony Interactive Entertainment announces (awkwardly) the acquisition of two new studios. As with Insomniac Games, we have to do with two big names in the video game industry.

Housemarque is now joining the PlayStation family, while Bluepoint Games is expected to emulate it in the next few hours or days.

A new ally for PS5 exclusives

The Returnal test

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Did you like Stardust? Outland, Dead Nation, Resogun or even recently the nice Returnal on PS5? So you will be happy to learn that the Housemarque studio is now a property of Sony Interactive Entertainment and that it is joining the great PlayStation family today. The announcement was made on the official networks of the Japanese firm.

Welcome to the family, Housemarque! The developer of Returnal, Super Stardust and Dead Nation is the newest member of PlayStation Studios.

News shared on the PlayStation Blog where hermen Hulst, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, welcomes this purchase. On the side of Ilari Kuittinen, the co-founder and CEO of Housemarque, satisfaction is also at the rendezvous:

Our strong partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment began with Super Stardust HD on PS3 and we have since created arcade-inspired games on all PlayStation platforms. […]

We are so excited to join the PlayStation Studios family! This gives our studio a bright future as well as a stable opportunity to continue to deliver gameplay-centric approaches, while continuing to experiment with new methods of delivering storytelling and pushing the boundaries of this form of storytelling. modern Art. […]

With the support of SIE and its family of studios, we can truly grow to earn our place in the industry and show what Housemarque can create without limitations.

Bluepoint Games finally in the PlayStation family?

Demon's Souls PS5 review

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In the crosshairs of rumors since the acquisition of Insomniac Games in 2019, it seems that this time it is official. Instead of announcing the takeover of the studio Housemarque, the official PlayStation Japan account accidentally uploaded the wrong image with a Bluepoint Games logo, before quickly deleting the tweet and replacing it with the correct image.

It therefore seems that Sony may prepare a new announcement for the next few days with the (eagerly awaited) acquisition of Bluepoint Games, the studio to which we owe many remakes and remastered PlayStation games such as the very good Shadow of the Colossus or even most recently Demon’s Souls on PS5.

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