Last month it was reported that Sony Interactive Entertainment was looking to acquire more AAA developers for the publisher’s first-party lineup of studios. SIE CEO Jim Ryan shared with Japanese publication Nihon Keizai Shimbun that the company is looking to invest in smaller developers to bring fresh new ideas to its current branch of studios: which lead to the assumption that AAA teams were out of the picture following the alleged rumors of potential acquisition of Remedy Entertainment and Insomniac Games.
However, it seemed that larger independent studios were not entirely out of the picture as it was revealed earlier today that Sony Interactive Entertainment have officially acquired Marvel’s Spider-Man and Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac Games.
According to the official press release report from Sony, Insomniac Games will be the next addition to the Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios.
Upon completion of the acquisition, Insomniac Games will join the global development operation of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios (“SIE WWS”). Insomniac Games is the 14th studio to join the SIE WWS family. This addition furthers SIE’s continued commitment to creative excellence and innovation in game development exclusively for the PlayStation platforms.
In the same press release, SIE has detailed that Marvel’s Spider-Man is currently the most successful title from Insomniac Games: revealing that last year’s title has sold a total of 13.2 million copies since launching back in September 2018.
Looking ahead, it will be exciting to see what the developer has planned next now that the studio will be tied down to Sony as the company’s next generation console is just around the corner for next year. What do you think about Insomniac Games being Sony’s newest studio?