It’s been barely a month since the launch of Shadow of the Colossus on PlayStation 4 – they are not stopping!
Bluepoint set a new standard with remastering older games: God of War Collection, Gravity Rush Remastered, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, and recently, Shadow of the Colossus on PlayStation 4 – what’s next for them? Marco Thrush, president, and co-founder of Bluepoint, was interviewed by Eurogamer, and he answered the question.
„Well, we could [work on a new, original game] but we’re doing another remake. [Shadow of the Colossus] served us as a great point of growing the art team to the point where we can take on a full AAA 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 said.
Peter Dalton, Bluepoint‘s technical director, says that the team’s skills also improved after the Shadow of the Colossus – they raised the quality as well as the quantity (of the employees), too: „One area that we’ve not explored very deeply is, ‘What does our design prowess look 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,” Dalton said.
They have over ten job openings on their website – and if we had to guess what they are remastering, our guess would be: ICO. Or MAYBE the first two Shenmue games…?