Bluepoint, the developer behind the recent Shadow of the Colossus remake, spoke with Digital Foundry (via EuroGamer) and disclosed that the team is working on a new remake. What makes this even more exciting is that it’s apparently even larger in scope than the work they did for Shadow of the Colossus.
After confirming a new project is in the works, Bluepoint president and co-owner Marco Thrush said, “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.”
The studio is currently hiring, and has greatly expanded and grown since working on their previous project.
Technical director Peter Dalton told the Digital Foundry that, “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. 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.”
Though these details are certainly intriguing, Bluepoint didn’t reveal exactly what the project is or it would see release. For more on the Shadow of the Colossus remake, read our glowing review here.
I absolutely adored the Shadow of the Colossus remake – it was true to the original, along with some much needed improvements. My hopes are high that this studio can tackle another ambitious project just as well. I’m excited to hear more details about what we can expect.