Bluepoint Games, the studio known for remaking games like The Nathan Drake Trilogy, the Shadow of the Colossus and Gravity Rush Remastered, is working on another remaster, according to an interview with Digital Foundry.
Talking about the technology that went into their most recent remake, Shadow of the Colossus, they followed up with a question about what their next game might be and if it might be an original. Bluepoint’s president and co-owner, Marco Thrush, clarified that it is not.
“Well, we could but we’re doing another remake,” he told Digital Foundry. “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.”
While we don’t know what game they are remaking as of yet, we can now think bigger. The team has grown and they are looking towards the future, as Bluepoint’s technical director, Peter Dalton, told Digital Foundry.
“With Shadow [of the Colossus], the studio most definitely grew in both number of people and skill level – and so we continue to grow and expand and look at areas of weakness,” Dalton said in the interview. “One area that we’ve not explored very deeply is, ‘What does our design prowess looks like? What is our ability to build something original and to expand it, rather than just upgrading something?’ and so we look at those things and we are constantly trying to enhance and strengthen the studio to get to a point where, yeah, doing original development or whatever comes our way, we’re fully capable of doing it.”
So big things are coming from Bluepoint. Keep a lookout on Hardcore Gamer for more on all things remake, remaster and the ever-evolving Bluepoint Games.