Sony Buys Marvel's Spider-Man Developer Insomniac Games

Sony Buys Marvel's Spider-Man Developer Insomniac Games

I hope that doesn't bug you.

pocru by pocru on Aug 20, 2019 @ 01:18 AM (Staff Bios)
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With Microsoft and Epic Games buying and hoarding developers for themselves, it can be easy to forget that Sony also, technically, has a history of buying our studios. Their latest purchase, however, might be one of the more significant they’ve ever made: because they just announced, rather abruptly, that Insomniac Games – the creators of Ratchet & Clank, the new Spider-man game, and of course Sunset Overdrive – are now part of the PlayStation family.

In a press release, Sony highlighted their excitement.

"Insomniac Games is one of the most highly-acclaimed development studios in the industry and their legacy of best-in class storytelling and gameplay is unparalleled. We have enjoyed a strong collaborative partnership with the studio for many years, and are thrilled to officially welcome them to the Worldwide Studios family. The addition of Insomniac Games to SIE WWS reiterates our commitment to developing world class gaming experiences that can only be found on the PlayStation platform."


And of course, Ted Price, Insomniac Games founder and CEO, had something to say as well.

"Joining the WWS family gives Insomniac even greater opportunities to achieve our studio vision of making positive and lasting impressions on people's lives. We've enjoyed a special relationship with PlayStation practically since our inception. Our partnership amplifies our potential, and Marvel's Spider-Man was a testament to this. We're excited to take the next step in our growth alongside our longtime WWS partners. Most of all, we look forward to delivering fresh, new experiences for our fans."


The press release also includes an interesting little statistic: as of July 28th, 2019, Insomniac’s latest game, the aforementioned Spider-Man, has sold more than 13.2 million copies worldwide, which makes it the best-selling game Insomniac has ever made.

Given that success, it’s not surprising the two companies would opt to partner up. Which hopefully means… more Ratchet & Clank? Maybe?

A boy can hope.

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