Sony acquires Housemarque, makers of PS5’s Returnal

Finnish video game studio Housemarque is the latest addition to Sony’s stable of first-party designers. Sony revealed on Tuesday that the makers of Returnal will sign up with PlayStation Studios.

“We are so excited to finally join the PlayStation Studios family,” Ilari Kuittinen, Housemarque’s co-founder and handling director, composed on PlayStation Blog site. “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.”

Housemarque has actually been establishing video games considering that 1995, making it the earliest advancement studio in Finland. Considering that 2007, Housemarque has actually established numerous PlayStation-exclusive video games, consisting of, Super Stardust HD, Dead Country, Resogun, and Matterfall. Housemarque’s newest video game is April’s seriously well-known Returnal.

Kuittinen stated that signing up with PlayStation Studios will assist Housemarque produce more enthusiastic jobs and grow the size of its advancement personnel, something that might have assisted with a few of Returnal’s post-launch bugs. Housemarque has yet to reveal what its next job will be, whether it’s a brand-new video game, or extra material for Returnal.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.