Today, I am delighted to welcome a new member to the PlayStation Studios family! I’ve been a Housemarque fan since the studio’s beginnings, when they introduced Super Stardust HD to PlayStation fans. The recent release of Returnal by Housemarque proves that the studio has an incredible vision, capable of creating memorable new games that resonate with our community. This addition reinforces the creative force of PlayStation Studios, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Housemarque.
Welcome to the family, Housemarque!
From Ilari Kuittinen, co-founder and managing director, Housemarque:
Today is a big day for Housemarque and it has lasted for over 26 years. Our strong partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment started with Super Stardust HD on PS3 and since then we’ve created arcade-inspired games for all PlayStation platforms. With Returnal for PS5, our most recent release, our biggest foray into third-person action gaming has strengthened our voice and brand in the industry by delivering quality, unique player experiences.
We’re excited to finally join the PlayStation Studios family! This gives our studio a clear future and a stable opportunity to continue to deliver gameplay-centric approaches, while experimenting with new methods of narrative delivery and pushing the boundaries of this modern art form. Locally here in Helsinki, it also means that we will officially extend the PlayStation family to a growing industrial hub and secure the legacy of the oldest game studio in Finland.
Finally, what does this mean for our fans? At Housemarque, we are gamers, and we have moved on from the need to perfect and tinker with the facets of games that we found most fascinating. We are also not known to hesitate to organize our own course and try new combinations. With the support of SIE and its family of studios that back us up, we can truly take our place in the industry and show what Housemarque can create without limits. We look forward to showing everyone what lies ahead in the years to come, and we hope to usher in more lasting memories and uplifting titles for the next quarter century and beyond.