Sony Interactive Entertainment Acquires Returnal Developer Housemarque

Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that they have acquired developer Housemarque and made them the newest member of the PlayStation Studios family.

Housemarque is of course the developer behind the recently released PlayStation 5 exclusive Returnal. They have worked on PlayStation exclusives for well over a decade going back to Super Stardust HD on the PlayStation 3. Other titles from them include Dead Nation, Resogun, Alienation, Nex Machina, and more.

Here is what Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan had to say:

“Housemarque has flexed its creative palette on a wide range of PlayStation games over the years that have continually showcased the power of our hardware. The addition of Housemarque to PlayStation Studios reiterates our commitment to elevating the best development teams in the industry and delivering new experiences that can only be found on the PlayStation platform.”

Housemarque co-founder and managing director Ilari Kuittinen had this to say on the news:

“Today is a big day for Housemarque and it has been over 26 years in the making. Our strong partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment started with Super Stardust HD on PS3 and since then we have made arcade inspired games for all of the PlayStation platforms.”

“With Returnal for PS5, our most recent release, our biggest foray into third-person action gaming solidified our voice and brand in the industry as delivering unique and quality player experiences.”

“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.”

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