The developer of the recent Shadow of the Colossus remaster, Bluepoint Games, has revealed what is next for the studio. In an interview with Digital Foundry, Bluepoint said its next project will stick with its bread and butter — another remake. Listen to the full interview on YouTube, or read on for a rundown.
Bluepoint released the Shadow of the Colossus PlayStation 4 remaster to rousing success, and the studio has also been praised for its work on remastering titles like Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, God of War Collection, and Gravity Rush Remastered. With a solid lineup of remakes under the team’s belt, Bluepoint’s president and co-owner, Marco Thrush, was asked if they would venture into creating an original game next.
“Well, we could but we’re doing another remake,” replied Thrush. “This project served us as a great point of growing the art team to the point where we can take on a full triple-A game major scope of art content. So now our next step is, let’s improve the art pipeline, let’s improve the engine, let’s improve workflow for artists, let’s grow on the art side some more to handle our next project because it’s a bit bigger. And our next focus is, all right, let’s work on design and add new stuff to get to the next remake, because now that can be our sole focus of making sure that’s where we put the time and everybody else, they’re already at a level where we can perform.”
Thrush did not hint at what the studio’s next project would be, but he claimed they are “really excited” about it and think players will be too. Knowing Bluepoint’s history of remaking PlayStation games, many fans are thinking the next project will be more of the same. Speculation and rumors are pointing towards a Demon’s Souls remaster, as the game’s servers were recently shut down, and it would fit the bill of the “bit bigger” project Thrush discussed in the above quote.