Sony Acquires Insomniac Games as First-Party Studio

Sony has made it official and revealed that Insomniac Games is now officially part of the Sony Interactive Entertainment brand.

For many PlayStation fans, Insomniac Games is synonymous with the platform. Across four generations of consoles, Insomniac has led the charge offering consumers some of the finest games put to a single system. From the original Spyro trilogy to Ratchet and Clank, Resistance, and 2018’s Spider-Man, Insomniac has made quite a respectable history with each of these titles, all made exclusively on PlayStation hardware. Though originally an independent developer with no obligation to Sony, as proven by 2014’s Sunset Overdrive on the Xbox One, the studio has been involved in many of Sony’s hits.

With the recent acquisition, Insomniac Games will become the 14th studio under Sony’s personal Worldwide Studios.

In a statement alongside this announcement, Chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Shawn Layden, spoke about the acquisition and Insomniac, stating:

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.”

In an additional statement, Insomniac Founder and CEO, Ted Price, touched on the decision itself and why it was a good move, he shared:

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.”

For the company, this would seem to have been a long time coming from their support for PlayStation over the years. The future looks bright for Insomniac and it will be interesting to see where this acquisition takes the studio.

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