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Sony Interactive Entertainment Acquires Housemarque & Bluepoint Games


Posted on June 29, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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In the rate of first-party release from Sony Interactive Entertainment so far, it is anticipated that the publishing banner will not hold back in terms of unique releases for PlayStation 5 following the outcome of its predecessor last generation. In one report, Video Game Chronicles transcribes ambitions from Sony to invest roughly $200 million for first-party releases on its platform leading forward.

Additionally, Sony Interactive Entertainment also happens to be partnering with experienced independent studios in a new interesting approach as well. Previously, it was reported that the PlayStation company has arranged deals with Haven Entertainment Studios, Firewalk Studios, and Deviation Games to develop exciting releases for the PlayStation 5.

Already, Team Asobi effectively became a PlayStation Studios team earlier this year following the closure of Japan Studio. Now, Sony Interactive Entertainment on Tuesday announced the acquisition of Housemarque. Also, PlayStation Japan is a now-deleted tweet as per Gematsu also disclosed the purchase for Bluepoint Games as well.

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.

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.

Ilari Kuittinen, Housemarque Co-Founder & Managing Director

For the new talent now welcomed to Sony Interactive Entertainment, we commend the decision as two great teams are now under the PlayStation label. Previously, Rectify Gaming gave glowing reception for Housemarque’s Returnal this year: “This intense, pulse pounding action experience on top of all of the other things I have mentioned all add up to making Returnal my favorite Playstation 5 game so far, and one of my favorite action games of the last few years,” critic David Rodriguez pens.

Additionally, the same energy can also be reflected over to Bluepoint Games as well following our separate review for Demon’s Souls on PlayStation 5: ” Overall, for me, the Demon’s Souls remake is the perfect game […] This is the pinnacle of how a game remake should be,” critic Michael Merchant wrote in his review at the time.

Are you excited for the new purchases made by Sony Interactive Entertainment?

Source: PlayStation Blog

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