Housemarque is officially PlayStation Studio.
Sony Interactive Entertainment announced today that it has acquired a Finnish studio. Housemarque – Mainly known for Resogun, PS5 only Returns – Private total.
Housemarque is currently PlayStation Studios’ 13th fully owned studio, joining Naughty Dog, Sucker Punch, and more recently Insomniac Games. The studio’s current management team will continue to lead with the support of the PlayStation Studios external development team.
In an interview with Famitsu [Japanese]Hermen Hurst, boss of PlayStation Studios, and Ilari Kuittinen, co-founder and managing director of Housemarque, have revealed that the studio will be expanded in the coming months.
According to Hulst, the acquisition negotiations began in early 2020, but were put on hold while the team was working on finishing the Returnal, which shipped in April this year. Regarding the studio’s next game, Ilari hinted that his quote lost in the translation could have some nuances, but that it might go “beyond” Returnal.