Among the best video games on PlayStation 5 thus far are previous titles made new — so it’s becoming that Sony is officially acquiring Bluepoint Games, the acclaimed studio that makes a speciality of remasters. It’s the group that introduced us the Demon’s Souls and Shadow of the Colossus remakes, in addition to incredible remasters of the primary three Uncharted video games, the cult-classic Gravity Rush, and each the Steel Gear Strong HD Assortment and Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Assortment for previous-gen consoles. Bluepoint was behind the superb 2013 port of Flower to the PS4 as effectively.
That’s not the one cause Sony’s Bluepoint purchase isn’t stunning although. The corporate spilled the beans in June when it purchased Returnal developer Housemarque however unintentionally uploaded a picture exhibiting a Bluepoint acquisition as an alternative:
..so apparently PlayStation Japan uploaded the flawed picture with their first tweet on Housemarque’s acquisition, and it really mentions a Bluepoint acquisition pic.twitter.com/yQBHtLbG5c
— Nibel (@Nibellion) June 29, 2021
Maybe we’ll see remasters and remakes extra typically with Sony’s extra assets, however the studio can be going to create its personal video games, in response to a press release given to IGN. “Our next project, we’re working on original content right now. We can’t talk about what that is, but that’s the next step in the evolution for us.”
Sony’s underneath some strain proper now to point out that it has killer content material for the PS5, since each first-party recreation it promised to ship in 2021 (save the nice Ratchet and Clank) has been delayed. God of Conflict: Ragnarok, Gran Turismo 7, and Horizon Forbidden West had been all initially presupposed to be 2021 releases, however even Horizon lately acquired pushed again to February. Third-party video games have seen delays as effectively.
The corporate’s been shoring up its studios to make that occur — along with Housemarque and Bluepoint, it bought Firesprite, builders of The Playroom.
Sony additionally lately introduced a remake from one other acclaimed remastering and porting studio: Star Wars: Knights of the Outdated Republic is in improvement at Aspyr, maybe finest recognized for porting numerous titles to Mac but also recently active in bringing older video games to the Nintendo Change. It’ll be console-exclusive to PS5. And as we noticed in Might, Uncharted video games are coming to PC… and PS5, too, with the brand new Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection that features each Uncharted 4 and an excellent spinoff in The Misplaced Legacy.
Between these and the return of N64 and Sega Genesis titles — they’re coming to Nintendo Change On-line — it’s a good time to like previous video games.