Earlier today, Sony announced that Bluepoint Games is now part of the PlayStation family. While this won’t be the last studio acquisition by Sony, PlayStation Studios boss Hermen Hulst explained that the company isn’t just absorbing studios to get bigger, and even explained their ideology behind it.
They need to be quality-oriented. We’re not buying teams to just be bigger. We’re only buying teams because we feel that together, we’re going to make something that is going to be even better than if we did it separate from one another.
We are open always to building new relationships or bringing people in-house, but only if we adhere to the quality-first mentality and the right kind of innovative content, new experiences, diverse experiences. Because all of these teams, they share a lot, but they’re also very different from one another, and that’s what I really like
This is definitely the right mindset by Hulst, as the different first-party studios owned by Sony has arguably built the most diverse video game franchises in the industry.