Demon's Souls Remake creator Bluepoint could be acquired soon by Sony: New ninth-gen remakes for PlayStation 5 appear likely
A year earlier, tipster MarsipanRumpan claimed on the ResetEra forums that Sony was planning to acquire Bluepoint, a studio best known for its Demon's Souls remake on PlayStation 5. Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, progress on the acquisition appears to have slowed down. However, Transistor, a moderator on the ResetEra, recently stated that MarsipanRumpan was onto something. According to Transistor, the claimed acquisition will take place and is "just a matter of when."
If Sony does indeed acquire Bluepoint, there are significant implications in terms of possible remakes on the PlayStation 5. Working as a dedicated first party Sony studio, Bluepoint could work their expertise on franchises like God of War and Killzone. Both franchises have a technically excellent and well received catalog of titles on seventh and eighth-generation platforms. It'd be particularly interesting to see what a remake of God of War 3 would look like: at launch, the title pushed the PlayStation 3 to its limits to deliver some of the best visuals seen in a AAA game until then.
Bluepoint could also potentially take the pressure off studios like Insomniac, working on remakes and remasters of titles like InFamous and InFamous 2 while the other first party studio focuses on new IP and sequels. If the acquisition goes through, it'll be fascinating to see what a first-party developer dedicated to remakes puts out on PlayStation 5.