Sony Acquires Insomniac Games

Sony Interactive Entertainment recently announced that they had acquired Insomniac Games. Or rather that they have “entered into definitive agreements” to acquire the studio. While this might be a shocker to some, most of us are wondering what took them so long.

Seriously, what took Sony so long? Insomniac is only responsible for some of Sony’s biggest games. Everything from the Ratchet & Clank, Spyro the Dragon, and Resistance franchises to the insanely popular Marvel’s Spider-man. The last thing Sony would want, is to watch them make more games for Microsoft; Sunset Overdrive was great, total sales numbers notwithstanding.

Ratchet & Clank


It was probably on Insomniac. I’m sure they enjoyed the freedom to choose who to partner with. Still, they always seem to end up making something exclusively for Sony.

“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.”

New experiences is what I’m looking for. And…well, another awesome Marvel title. The only downside to this news is that we’re never going to get another Sunset Overdrive (at least, not developed by Insomniac).

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