Sony acquires Marvel’s Spider-Man developer Insomniac Games
Sony has purchased Insomniac Games, the developer behind Marvel’s Spider-Man, the Ratchet & Clank series, and the Resistance series.
Once the acquisition is complete, the developer will become the 14th studio to join Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Worldwide Studios, which includes Naughty Dog, Media Molecule, and Guerrilla Games.
“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,” Shawn Layden, Chairman of SIE Worldwide Studios, said. “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,” Ted Price, Insomniac Games founder and CEO added. “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.”
Insomniac Games’ latest title Marvel’s Spider-Man has sold 13.2 million copies worldwide, according to Sony.
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