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Sony Finally Proposed to Bluepoint!

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Sometimes rumors do come true! It finally happened, seemingly ever since Sony’s acquisition of Insomniac Games rumors have been abounding of Sony acquiring BluePoint Games to add to their already stacked roster of first-party developers, and today it was made official. In a post on the PlayStation blog, Sony announced that they finally put a ring on it and brought the masters of the remaster in-house.

Historically Bluepoint has been Sony’s go-to studio for the development of both remasters and more recently remakes. While they may not realize it, the majority of PlayStation’s fanbase has probably, at one point or another, played a Bluepoint game. Bluepoint’s resume consists of the PlayStation 3 God of War collection, the Ico and Shadow of the Colossus HD bundle, and The Nathan Drake Collection. But after their stellar handling of those HD remasters Sony has tasked Bluepoint with some of the most daunting remakes imaginable in both Shadow of the Colossus and Demon’s Souls. In true Bluepoint fashion, those games have both been in the upper echelon of remakes, arguably setting a gold standard for what a remake can be. 

For years now fans have been clamoring for a Resident Evil 2-style remake of 1998’s Metal Gear Solid. Despite the bulk of the franchise eventually making its way to Xbox and PC, PlayStation is where Snake made a name for himself. With the seemingly unstoppable forward momentum of the PS5 and now Sony and Bluepoint being Facebook official, fans may finally get their wish for a ground-up remake of Metal Gear Solid, and that remake would undoubtedly be finding its home exclusively on PlayStation.

Apart from the Metal Gear Solid HD collection and Titanfall 1, both of which were released on the Xbox 360, Bluepoint has worked exclusively on Sony platforms which leaves the question: what comes next for Bluepoint Games? Obviously, Sony could continue to utilize Bluepoint as they have been previously by tasking the studio with HD remasters as well as the most important remakes in their catalog; but if Sony were to continue to do that, why would they have spent money to acquire the studio in the first place? Sony’s plan’s for Bluepoint are obviously more ambitious than anything Bluepoint has done in the past. The studio may continue to take on the behemoth remakes with which Sony can trust no one else, or the developer may finally have the opportunity to make their own original game, either in their own new IP or by resurrecting a long-dormant fan favorite. 

Regardless of which path Bluepoint moves forward on, their future is undeniably bright. Whether their next title is that long-rumored Metal Gear Solid remake, a ground-up remake of something like Ape Escape or Twisted Metal, or even the illusive Jak 4 you’ll be able to follow all that coverage right here with us at Goomba Stomp.

News writer and Xbox reviewer. Patrick lives in Minneapolis Minnesota with his wife and their dog Ghost. Patrick studied economics at the University of Northern Colorado and is particularly interested in the market dynamics of the video game industry. When he's not working Patrick can be found walking Ghost through downtown MPLS, binging The West Wing on repeat, or playing hockey. Follow Patrick in everything he does on Twitter @TheLawMorris or on YouTube by subscribing to ColdNorth Productions, you can see everything he does independently at www.coldnorthpro.com.

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