Sony makes Bluepoint acquisition official after earlier leak

Sony mistakenly announced that it had acquired Bluepoint a few months ago. Now, Sony has made it official.

The PlayStation 5 doesn't have an extensive video game library yet. Because of this, Sony's flagship console has had to rely heavily on patches and improvements applied to PS4 titles. It's not a half-bad measure, by any means, as some PS4 titles shine even brighter when played on the PS5. However, the few games that have been released exclusively for the PS5 are true spectacles, including Bluepoint Games' Demon's Souls remake.

It appears that PlayStation Japan was not lying, after all.
It appears that PlayStation Japan was not lying, after all.

After working on several remakes of some of its biggest exclusives, such as the first three Uncharted games and Shadow of the Colossus (on top of the aforementioned Demon's Souls), Bluepoint is now officially under the PlayStation Studios banner.

Sony confirms its own earlier leak

Sony Makes Bluepoint Acquisition Official After Earlier Leak
It appears that Bluepoint's first project after the Sony acquisition is not going to be a remake or remaster.

Leaks are par for the course in the video game industry or any other industry for that matter. What is unusual is for companies to out themselves accidentally. A good example is when Sony prematurely announced earlier this year that it had acquired Bluepoint Games. The studio would later deny the acquisition in a statement on Twitter. Fast forward to today and the "leak" has come true.

In a statement given to IGN, Bluepoint clarified that it's working on original content right now. Indirectly, this debunks the rumors circulating earlier this year that Bluepoint is working on a Metal Gear Solid remake for the PS5. Of course, with the backing of Sony, the studio can expand and handle working on a remaster and an original game at the same time.

Either way, fans are looking forward to Bluepoint's first original game that is not a remake, remaster or a port after 2006's Blast Factor.

Speaking of Sony, the studio is under heavy pressure to make up for what has been a rather tame 2021. After releasing the PS5 in late 2020, Sony promised several exclusives for the PS5 this year. So far, Sony has fallen way short. The only notable PS5 exclusives to release this year are Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Returnal. Even if we threw in Death Stranding Director's Cut, Sony still delayed everything from Horizon Forbidden West, God of War: Ragnarok, and Gran Turismo 7.

If it's any consolation, Sony can take solace in the fact that there is a laundry list of delayed games this 2021, and more are expected to join as the year closes.

Ray Ampoloquio
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