Sony Acquires Spider-Man Developer Insomniac Games
Sony has announced that they have acquired Insomniac Games, the Californian game studio behind 2018’s successful PlayStation 4 exclusive, Spider-Man.
The acquisition ensures that Insomnia Games’ titles will now be exclusive for the PlayStation console.
“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 of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, in a news release. ”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.”
“Joining the WWS family gives Insomniac even greater opportunities to achieve our studio vision of making positive and lasting impressions on people’s lives,” said Ted Price, Insomniac Games founder and CEO. “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 studio has developed some of PlayStation’s biggest games from Rachet & Clank, Spyro The Dragon and Resistance through to last year’s Spider-Man, however it has also dipped its toes into developing games for other platforms including Sunset Overdrive for the Xbox One and a number of Oculus exclusive VR titles.
The acquisition of Insomniac Games makes it the 14th internal studio under the Sony Interactive Entertainment banner.