A little while back, Sony announced its acquisition of Housemarque, the studio behind the excellent PlayStation 5 exclusive, Returnal. However, on the same day, an image was inadvertently shared that appeared to confirm a second high-profile buyout — that of Bluepoint Games. Ever since, there's been no word on whether this seemingly inevitable partnership would be made official. Today, at long last, it has.

Yes, Bluepoint is now officially part of PlayStation Studios. The team is well-known for its top notch remasters and remakes of popular Sony properties. Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, Shadow of the Colossus, and most recently, Demon's Souls have all been very well received, and it seems Sony wants to keep the talented studio around.

Sony has made the announcement via the PlayStation Blog, where Bluepoint president Marco Thrush explains a bit about the studio's heritage. "Austin, Texas has been home base for Bluepoint from when we first founded the studio back in 2006 and we’re now a team of close to 70 super-talented creatives and growing," Thrush says. "PlayStation has such an iconic gaming catalog and for us there’s been nothing better than to bring some of gaming’s masterpieces to new players. Becoming a part of PlayStation Studios, empowers our team to raise the quality-bar even further and create even more impactful experiences for the PlayStation community."

This was an inevitable acquisition, but we're pleased to see the deal officially done. Are you excited about Sony's purchase of Bluepoint Games? Tell us in the comments section below.

[source blog.playstation.com]