Sony has today announced the acquisition of Returnal developer Housemarque. Confirmed in a PlayStation Blog post, PlayStation Studios boss Hermen Hulst explains how the studio is capable of making titles that resonate with the PlayStation community. "This addition enhances the creative force of PlayStation Studios, and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for Housemarque."
Ilari Kuittinen, co-founder and Managing Director at Housemarque, adds: "We are so excited to finally join the PlayStation Studios family! This gives our studio a clear future and a stable opportunity to continue delivering on gameplay centric approaches, while still experimenting with new methods of narrative delivery and pushing the boundaries of this modern artform. Locally here in Helsinki, this also means that we will officially expand the PlayStation family to a growing industry hub and secure the legacy of the oldest game studio in Finland."
Kuittinen then adds that Sony's purchase of the company allows Housemarque to grow further in stature and show what the team can do without any limitations. "We can’t wait to show everyone what will be in store in the upcoming years, and we hope to usher in more lasting memories and exhilarating titles for the next quarter century and beyond."