Housemarque becomes part of the development arm of the Japanese company after years of exclusive collaboration.
Although it had been speculating for quite some time given the long-standing relationship between the two companies, the purchase of Housemarque by PlayStation Studios is one of the big news in recent weeks, a movement about which it has not wanted to remain silent. Phil Spencer, Xbox boss, congratulating the Japanese manufacturer that continues the good climate with the parents of PS5.
The message shared on social networks by the executive vice president of Gaming at Microsoft was quite brief, but it was accompanied by a small anecdote when he erred when writing the name of the team responsible for Returnal. “Sorry, let’s try to spell it right this time. Congratulations to you and the Housemarque teamPhil Spencer stated in response to Hermen Hulst’s statement.
One more publication on Twitter that joins others launched from both sides of PlayStation and Xbox, demonstrating the current good communicational harmony between both companies. Thus, a few weeks ago it was Hermen Hulst who congratulated Microsoft and Bethesda for their news-laden conference at E3 2021.
On the other hand, and following this topic, the president of PlayStation Studios spoke yesterday of not wanting to start an arms race to buy studios with Xbox, specifying that the firm’s objectives are to make very specific acquisitions, such as this one from Housemarque, or the leaked yesterday from Bluepoint, with which Sony’s gaming arm has a long history of collaborations.
From Housemarque they have received the purchase with a declaration of intent: to go beyond Returnal and create a great gaming experience and an unforgettable experience. If you want to know more about his latest production, check out the Returnal analysis published in 3DJuegos where we praise his frenetic and challenging pace, with polished mechanics that keep you shooting and dodging without rest.
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