The set of teams that make up PlayStation Studios is expanding. Sony buys the studio Housemarque Games, developers of the recent Returnal
This is one of those managerial moves that, for better or for worse, we expected. After the acquisition of Insomniac Games, Sony now also buys Housemarque. With this news, Sony’s intention to target and expand the set of studios gathered under the PlayStation Studios label is made clear. These, which we can call first party developers, share the goal of creating unique single player experiences, with a story and a artistic sector of the first level, without however renouncing the gameplay. Among other things, these are also the reasons that differentiate Sony from the competition.
Sony buys the Housemarque Games studio
Today’s news, the ad-based development house Helsinki which gave birth to Returnal is the latest to join PlayStation Studios. Sony finally buys Housemarque Games, a historic Finnish production house that has always been very close to the Japanese company and creator of titles such as Super Stardust HD, Resogun and, of course, Returnal. Of the purchase, Hermen Hulst, head of Sony Worldwide Studios, said that this strengthens strength creative of PlayStation Studios. Additionally, Ilari Kuittinen, co-founder and managing director of Housemarque, adds that the acquisition gives the studio a clear future and the opportunity to continue developing projects with a strong focus on gameplay while continuing to to experiment new methods of storytelling.
Thus pushing the boundaries of this ever further art form. In any case, the studio will remain in its historical location. This means continuing to expand the family PlayStation in an ever-growing industrial hub and at the same time ensuring the legacy of the old development studio in Finland. The arrival of Housemarque among the Sony ranks is but the latest in a series. We recall that Sony studios of the caliber of Naughty Dog, Insomniac Games e Guerrilla Games.
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