After the rumors of recent days, now it’s official: Sony Interactive Entertainment has bought Housemarque, the Finnish studio responsible for Returnal, released in late April on PlayStation 5. The team is now part of PlayStation Studios after more than 25 years of working as an independent company .
To give the news is Hermen Hulst on the pages of the PlayStation Blog, the head of PlayStation Studios passes the ball to Ilari Kuittinen, co-founder and director of Housemarque, who has published a message for the community:
“Today is a big day for Housemarque, after 26 years in this business we are happy to announce the entry into the PlayStation Studios family. We started working with Sony Interactive Entertainment in 2006 with the launch of Super Stardust HD on PS3 and our relationship. has continued over the years until the launch of Returnal, one of the most popular PS5 exclusives. Thanks to the support of PlayStation Studios we will be able to continue developing great games experimenting new narrative methods and pushing ourselves to new limits. “
After the success of the public and critics obtained by Returnal, the Finnish company is then acquired by the Japanese giant, as anticipated in recent months, when there was insistence on the acquisition of Housemarque by Sony PlayStation.