What might Bluepoint Games be up to?
If you want to port your games – whether that be up-porting to a system with a higher baseline spec, or downporting to an older, weaker system – Bluepoint Games is the studio you want to go to. Based in Austin, Texas, these guys have been responsible for some of the best high profile remasters and downports of the last few years, including, most recently, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection for the PlayStation 4.
But what is next for them? Do they plan on continuing with their porting as a primary line of business?
“It’s been great to see the reception of UNDC so far,” said Marco Thrush, Bluepoint owner and CTO to Eurogamer. “There was a lot of ground to cover in the three games, and it’s not until the collection was released that we could sit back and feel a sense of accomplishment.
“We’re enjoying a short breather and are very excited to get into our next project. It’s a bit of a different kind of project this time around, and we’re very excited about the new challenges it brings.”
I’m pretty excited to see just what Bluepoint Games might do next- they have the technical chops, that is for sure. But can they translate that to some good game design too? (Considering that a lot of the developers are from the team that developed the seminal Metroid Prime, the answer is yes, yes they can).