Bluepoint Games, the developers behind the recent Shadow of the Colossus remake on PlayStation 4 revealed in a recent interview with Digital Foundry that the team is working on another remake. [Thanks, Eurogamer.]
When asked whether the expanded art team brought on for the project of Shadow of the Colossus for PS4 would be deployed next on an original game, Bluepoint president and co-owner Marco Thrush shared the following:
“Well, we could but we’re doing another remake. 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.”
Bluepoint technical director Peter Dalton had some words to share about the company’s growth and design prowess:
“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.”
Shadow of the Colossus is available on PlayStation 4.