Sony may be planning to acquire the American studio Bluepoint Games, the team responsible for Demon's Souls remake. Such information was provided by ResetEra forum user MarsipanRumpan, who cites a source associated with the development team.
Of course, until the report is officially confirmed, it should be approached with caution. MarsipanRumpan stresses that his second source in the studio refused any comment in this matter. This may suggest that the information is false, but the negotiations may also be in the final stage and the team member does not want to be compromised.
It is interesting to note that MarsipanRumpan's source also provided concrete reasons why both companies are striving for the agreement. Bluepoint Games is known for creating excellent remakes, but the team would also like to develop a new IP and the contract with Sony is to guarantee it. This doesn't mean that the developer will give up on refreshing other team's projects, but it also wants to try its hand at something original. Also very attractive is the vision of stability offered by being part of the PlayStation manufacturer's empire.
Sony, on the other hand, is planning to buy the studio, as the company is satisfied with the cooperation so far. Bluepoint Games has shown that it can efficiently create highly rated remakes, without unnecessary delays. The developers also have good relations with Japanese studios, and their technology can be used in projects of other teams.
The negotiations are said to be on the last straight and if they are successful, the acquisition of Bluepoint Games should be announced by the end of February 2021.
Buying this team seems like a good move for Sony. Demon's Soul is one of the most interesting launch titles for PS5. Previously, the team developed a number of successful remasters and remakes, including God of War Collection, Team ICO Collection, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Shadow of the Colossus. All these projects were warmly received.
- Bluepoint Games - official website
- Sony Interactive Entertainment - official website