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Bluepoint Stresses It’s Fully Independent as Sony Acquisition Speculation Swirls

Developer updates profile in response to rumours.

Earlier this week, when Sony officially announced its acquisition of Housemarque, an image mistakenly uploaded by PlayStation Japan seemingly confirmed Demon’s Souls developer Bluepoint as well. The picture – utilising the same style as the one for the aforementioned buyout – included Returnal’s protagonist in it, suggesting this was slated to be revealed after the Finnish firm.

To put it bluntly, the picture was highly suspicious: it wasn’t an error because additional effort had been invested into designing it. And if the platform holder has marketing materials ready to run, then it’s perhaps fair to assume that the deal is done – or, at the very least, almost done – behind the scenes. However, the remaster specialist has poured cold water on the speculation.

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