To the shock of few individuals who have been following PlayStation Studios’ progress during the last 12 months, Sony lastly confirmed its acquisition of Bluepoint Games right this moment. In an interview with IGN, Head of PlayStation Studios Hermen Hulst acknowledged this was unlikely to be the final studio to affix them both, however builders will solely be welcomed into the PlayStation Studios household in the event that they share the identical “quality-first mentality.”
Bluepoint Video games is simply the newest staff to grow to be a part of PlayStation Studios. Throughout the previous few months, Sony has added Housemarque, Nixxes Software, and Firesprite. The latter then introduced it had acquired Fabrik Games to affix its personal staff. Between the 5 studios, this has added roughly 500 personnel to the PlayStation Studios household in accordance with Escapist’s The Pleasure of Gaming host Shinobi602. It has been Sony’s greatest 12 months when it comes to acquisitions and this doesn’t look to be stopping anytime quickly. Hulst stated:
We’re open all the time to constructing new relationships or bringing folks in-house, however provided that we adhere to the quality-first mentality and the proper of modern content material, new experiences, various experiences. As a result of all of those groups, they share lots, however they’re additionally very completely different from each other, and that’s what I actually like. And I believe that’s what the PlayStation viewers, the PlayStation followers, deserve, it’s that various slate of video games popping out of PlayStation Studios.
He later elaborated on what he meant by the “quality-first mentality”:
The best way we have a look at our group of studios, and we now have 16 inside groups as a part of PlayStation Studios, may be very a lot the way in which we have a look at our video games. It must be proper, it wants to suit what we’re about in qualitative phrases, it’s obtained to be the best video games. Identical with the groups. The groups keep should have a really collaborative mindset. They have to be quality-oriented. We’re not shopping for groups to only be greater. We’re solely shopping for groups as a result of we really feel that collectively, we’re going to make one thing that’s going to be even higher than if we did it separate from each other.
Hulst had already described PlayStation Studios as a “actually international” firm with “uniquely different creators” and it looks as if Bluepoint Video games is including to that ethos. With the studio now engaged on “unique content material,” we’ll simply have to attend and see what comes from them subsequent.