During their announcement of the Housemarque acquisition, PlayStation Japan accidentally uploaded the wrong image, leaking the acquisition of Bluepoint Games.
Bluepoint Games is most popularly known for developing Demon Souls, Shadow of Colossus, Gravity Rush. Moreover, they have also co-developed popular remastered games like Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, and more.
Although an exciting announcement, it was purely untimely and unintentional. In a now-deleted tweet from PlayStation Japan’s official Twitter handle, the wrong image had been uploaded alongside the announcement for acquiring Housemarque studio.
Although they quickly realized their mistake and deleted the tweet, rumor hunter Nibel on Twitter quickly managed to get a screenshot of the post before it got deleted. He also took it to Twitter to inform fans of the mix-up.
Bluepoint Games generally focuses on remaking, remastering, and porting older titles. However, the studio holds a lot of merit as its recently launched Demon Souls was a hit among players. It is reported that the studio is already working on remastering a bunch of classic titles like Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid, and more.
Earlier today, Head of PlayStation Studios – Hermen Hulst announced the acquisition of Housemarque, the studio behind the PS5 hit Returnal on PlayStation blog. He said:
“Today I’m thrilled to welcome a new member to the PlayStation Studios family! I have been a fan of Housemarque since the studio’s early days when they introduced Super Stardust HD to PlayStation fans. Housemarque’s recent release of Returnal proves the studio is one with incredible vision, capable of creating memorable new games that resonate with our community. This addition enhances the creative force of PlayStation Studios, and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for Housemarque.
Welcome to the family, Housemarque!”
However, no official announcement has been made for Bluepoint Games’ acquisition as of yet. Given the pace at which Sony Interactive Entertainment is acquiring talented studios, it almost resembles Microsoft’s strategy of strengthening its portfolio.