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Returnal creators Housemarque now part of PlayStation Studios

Sony has announced that it has acquired Finland-based Housemarque, creators of the PS5 exclusive Returnal

June 30, 2021 / 07:37 PM IST
Sony has announced that it has acquired Finland based Housemarque, creators of the PS5 exclusive Returnal

Sony has announced that it has acquired Finland based Housemarque, creators of the PS5 exclusive Returnal

Housemarque, creators of the PS5 exclusive rogue like third-person shooter, Returnal are now part of PlayStation Studios. This isn't too surprising considering Housemarque has been making games for Sony Platforms since 2008 and have released several well-known franchises on Sony consoles such as Super Stardust HD, Dead Nation, Resogun, Alienation and Nex Machina.

Head of PlayStation Studios Herman Hulst made the announcement via a blog and said that he has been, "a fan of Housemarque since the studio’s early days when they introduced Super Stardust HD to PlayStation fans."

Ilari Kuittinen, Co-founder of Housemarque said that this was a day, "26 years in the making" and their strong ties with PlayStation started with Super Stardust HD on the PS3. He also said that with the backing of a large brand such as PlayStation, the studio hopes, "o usher in more lasting memories and exhilarating titles for the next quarter century and beyond."

"We are so excited to finally join the PlayStation Studios family! This gives our studio a clear future and a stable opportunity to continue delivering on gameplay centric approaches, while still experimenting with new methods of narrative delivery and pushing the boundaries of this modern artform," said Kuittinen.

"Locally here in Helsinki, this also means that we will officially expand the PlayStation family to a growing industry hub and secure the legacy of the oldest game studio in Finland," he added.



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first published: Jun 30, 2021 04:10 pm
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