Here is a message from Bluepoint Games president Marco Thrush on the acquisition, via PlayStation Blog:
“We’re thrilled to have officially joined PlayStation Studios!
“Austin, Texas has been home base for Bluepoint from when we first founded the studio back in 2006 and we’re now a team of close to 70 super-talented creatives and growing. While the studio has certainly grown over the past 15 years, our cultural beliefs have remained the same—to always push the envelope and create the highest-quality games possible all while having fun doing it. The focus on culture has been instrumental to our success and we’re excited that PlayStation Studios shares a similar culture and vision.
“PlayStation has such an iconic gaming catalog and for us there’s been nothing better than to bring some of gaming’s masterpieces to new players. Becoming a part of PlayStation Studios, empowers our team to raise the quality-bar even further and create even more impactful experiences for the PlayStation community.
“Thanks to everyone who’s supported us throughout the years—we can’t wait to bring you more amazing games in this next chapter for Bluepoint Games!”
Speaking to IGN, Thrush teased Bluepoint Games’ next project.
“Our next project, we’re working on original content right now,” Thrush said. “We can’t talk about what that is, but that’s the next step in the evolution for us,” Thrush said, noting that, even with remakes like Shadow of the Colossus and Demon’s Souls, the studio was already partially creating original content.
“The transition from remasters to remakes was to test ourselves and push ourselves harder for the next step.”
Watch a video announcing the acquisition below.