Sony buys US game studio to bolster PlayStation consoles

A file photo of a gamer playing on the new Sony Playstation PS5 at his home in Seoul. More than 10 million of the consoles have been snapped up around the world since they hit the market in November of last year, according to Sony Interactive Entertainment. — AFP

SAN FRANCISCO: Sony on Thursday added Bluepoint Games to its stable of PlayStation studios, looking to crank out titles for its hot-selling consoles and keep its lead over rival Xbox.

Sony did not disclose financial terms of the deal to acquire Texas-based Bluepoint, a studio known for hit remakes of video games including Demon’s Souls and Uncharted.

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