In what is perhaps one of the least surprising acquisition announcements lately, Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced they’ve acquired Housemarque, the studio responsible for Returnal, as well as Nex Machina and Resogun. Housemarque has been a studio closely aligned with Sony Interactive for some time now, with most of their games last generation being exclusive to PlayStation, and Returnal being one of the major titles for Sony this year. With Returnal’s success, Housemarque merged their best in class gameplay with a high-quality narrative, making them into a perfect acquisition for Sony Interactive.
Housemarque’s co-founder and managing director, Ilari Kuittinen, talked a bit about what this would mean going forward for fans of their games:
“Finally, what this means for our fans? We at Housemarque are gamers, and we have grown from the need to perfect and tinker with facets of games that we have found most fascinating. We are also not known for shying away from running our own course and trying out new combinations. With the backing of SIE and its family of studios supporting us, we can truly grow into our place in the industry and show what Housemarque can create with no limitations. We can’t wait to show everyone what will be in store in the upcoming years, and we hope to usher in more lasting memories and exhilarating titles for the next quarter century and beyond.”