Finnish developers Housemarque are now part of the PlayStation gaming ecosystem. "A big day for Housemarque" is how studio co-founder Ilari Kuittinen described the move under the PlayStation's wing. He noted that cooperation with the company for Housemarque began back in 2007, when the studio released Super Stardust HD on PS3. Since then, Housemarque has regularly released projects for each Sony console (Dead Nation, Furmins, and others).
A recent success has been the shooter Returnal, which has become the studio's largest project ever. One of the leaders of Housemarque said that the studio is ready to work on big games - now, cooperation with the PlayStation will obviously only benefit this idea. The head of PlayStation Studios, Hermen Hulst, also noted the great potential of Housemarque: "The studio has an incredible vision to create memorable new games," he said. It is not yet known what Housemarque will work on under the new conditions, but it is clear that PlayStation will help the studio grow in scale. Ilari Kuittinen also stressed that Housemarque is the oldest game studio in Finland, and therefore such global cooperation will help them "preserve their legacy."
Recall that the shooter Returnal was released in April this year. The game plot centers around a female spaceship pilot who is trying to free herself from a time loop on a hostile planet. The shooter is a PlayStation 5 exclusive and is not planned for release on other platforms.