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Sony Acquires Insomniac Games

Sony Acquires Insomniac Games - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 September 2019 / 2,000 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced it has acquired Insomniac Games. The developer is known for is work on the Ratchet & Clank series, Marvel’s Spider-Man, and  Sunset Overdrive.

“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,” said Shawn Layden, Chairman, SIE WWS. “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.”

Insomniac Games founder and CEO Ted Price added, “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.”


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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14 Comments

Barkley (on 20 August 2019)

Huge news along with the announcement of Spiderman reaching 13.2m in sales Insomniac has grown massively. Now with them officially under the WWS umbrella they'll receive more support and funding and of course Sony will now receive full revenue from their future blockbuster titles. This studio is a huge boost to WWS.


Hiku (on 20 August 2019)

What an amazing deal (pun intended) Spider-Man turned out to be for Insomniac. They got to chose which superhero they wanted to make a game for, so they picked their favorite one. And now you best believe they're worth A LOT more at the negotiation table when Sony came knocking.


hunter_alien (on 20 August 2019)

And with a single purchase they managed to shit on all MS acquisitions in the last couple of years. Let the 9th gen domination begin.


Chazore (on 20 August 2019)

Wat?


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Manlytears (on 20 August 2019)

A bit unfair. Sure, Insomniac is much bigger than all xbox acquisitions, but Ninja Theory, Obsidian, playground, double fine are also great studios.
Sony came whit a megaton, but to say this diminishes Xbox enforts is very wrong.


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Azuren (on 20 August 2019)

Wait, Microsoft bought Double Fine?

But I love Double Fine, I don't want them to get shut down!


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Chrissave75 (on 20 August 2019)

SONY has aquired 2 studios in one. One That make great AAA games, One that make cool VR games. Now please just give me resistance collection with Psvr/aim controller option. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏


FloatingWaffles (on 20 August 2019)

the numbers mason, what do they mean


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FloatingWaffles (on 20 August 2019)

but I agree, gimme Resistance pls


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Mospeada21CA (on 20 August 2019)

In Sony and Insomniac, we trust.


JRPGfan (on 20 August 2019)

How long until they offer Microsoft like $1million to buy back publishing rights, for the first Sunset OverDrive? and Suddenly its on Playstation 5? That is the question.


SecondWar (on 20 August 2019)

Depends on whether it is an IP Sony think is worth hanging on. I know it had a bit of a followinga round it's release it faded away rather quickly, so I would be surprised if they did.


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estebxx (on 20 August 2019)

Insomniac owns the IP and therefore Sony now owns it


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GoldenHand80 (on 21 August 2019)

A very wise decision. Now bring back resistance