Bluepoint Games is now officially part of PlayStation Studios following today's announcement of Sony's acquisition, but the developer's next title won't be a remake like it has come to be known for. In fact, Bluepoint Games is now developing a brand new, original title. Talking during a new interview with IGN, president Marco Thrush said: "Our next project, we're working on original content right now. We can't talk about what that is, but that's the next step in the evolution for us."
While Thrush notes that the studio has always considered itself to be making pieces of new content within its remakes of Shadow of the Colossus and Demon's Souls, the developer's next title will be something entirely original. "Our team is a very highly experienced team, the average experience among most people is about 15 years, and all of them come from original development. It's not like we're a bunch of developers that got trained up on making remasters and remakes. We have that original game development mindset in our hearts, and that's what we're now ready, finally ready with the support of Sony to push forward and show what we can do, and show what PlayStation can do."
You shouldn't expect to see the original project any time soon, however. Thrush comments on how the development of a new title compared to a remaster or remake will be much longer. "You're starting out with the blueprint, right? True original development, there's a blueprint, you execute on it, and then it's not fun and you throw it away and you start over. So yes, by definition, my default answer is going to be original development, of course, takes longer. It has to, otherwise, you wouldn't make a good game."