Earlier Sony officiallyAnnounce, I have acquired Housemarque, the developer behind the popular PS5 game “Returnal” (Returnal). This studio from Helsinki, Finland has also launched shooting works such as “Super Stardust HD” and “Dead Nation” before. The specific amount of this acquisition has not been officially disclosed. However, Sony has determined that Housemarque’s future daily operations will still be mainly handed over to the existing management.
In this way, Housemarque, together with Insomniac Games, Guerilla Games, Sucker Punch and other companies acquired by SIE in the past few years, has become a member of 13 studios under PlayStation Studios. In this way, Sony will become more confident when facing Microsoft, which has just eaten ZeniMax (Bethesda).
“In the past many years, Housemarque has given full play to its creativity in many PlayStation games, which is a good demonstration of the capabilities of our hardware.” SIE President and CEO Jim Ryan said. “The introduction of Housemarque can further promote the development of PlayStation Studios. Moving forward with the goal of strengthening the industry’s best development team and providing PlayStation exclusive new experiences.”
“After more than 15 years of successful cooperation, we are very happy to join PlayStation Studios to further explore our potential.” said Ilari Kuittinen, co-founder and managing director of Housemarque. “Death Return reflects our close connection with PlayStation Studios. They trust us and are willing to take risks. They also give us the freedom to explore creativity and develop unique content. We can’t wait to bring a fresher experience to PlayStation players.”