Sony announced today that it intends to acquire Bluepoint Games, developers of several PlayStation titles included the Demon's Souls remake. Bluepoint Games has worked with PlayStation on multiple projects before deciding to take this relationship to the next level.
Per a new report, Sony is beginning to close down internal game development across Japan Studio, the oldest first-party team within Sony Worldwide Studios. Astrobot developer Asobi Team will reportedly be unaffected.
Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan has talked with GamesIndustry.biz about taking the PlayStation brand global, reorganizing and how the company plans to transition its audience between consoles.
The changes at Sony continue as Shuhei Yoshida, President of Worldwide Studios, is stepping down and taking a new role managing relationships with independent developers. Hermen Hulst, co-founder of Guerrilla Games, has been promoted to Head of Sony Worldwide Studios.
Insomniac Games has joined Sony Worldwide Studios, as Sony announced an intent to acquire the studio today. Insomniac has worked with Sony a fair bit in the past on games like Ratchet and Clank, Resistance and recently, Marvel's Spider-Man.