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Sony has acquired Marvel’s Spider-Man developer Insomniac Games

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Insomniac games is the studio behind one of this generation’s most successful video games: Marvel’s Spider-Man. It makes sense then, that Sony would want to keep that sort of thing in house. And now that’s what’s happened.

Sony has acquired Insomniac, brining them into the Sony Worldwide Studios fold. Says PlayStation on Twitter:

“Big news: @insomniacgames is joining PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios! We are honored and thrilled to join forces with this legendary developer. Please join us in congratulating our friends and partners at Insomniac!”

Insomniac’s also responsible for Ratchet & Clank, the Resistance games and Sunset Overdrive a game that was once an Xbox exclusive.

Says Insomniac’s Ted Price:

Today we announced that Insomniac has a new home as we join the Worldwide Studios family at Sony Interactive Entertainment. It feels more like a homecoming though.  We’ve collaborated with Sony for more than 20 years — spanning all four PlayStation consoles, 20 total games and six franchises. We still work closely today with many of the same Sony teammates as we did when we released the original Spyro the Dragon in 1998.

The decision to join forces with Sony extends far beyond familiarity. Our studio vision is to create experiences that have a positive and lasting impact on people’s lives. As we look ahead to our future, we know that joining the WWS family gives us the best opportunities to fully achieve that vision on a much larger scale. Further, we believe that Sony shares a similar vision to positively impact players’ lives, their employees’ lives and the games industry at large.

So today merely marks the beginning of a new chapter in our studio’s growth and evolution. We’re excited to put Insomniac in the best position to deliver fresh experiences for our fans for many years to come. Our structure and approach will remain intact across both Burbank and Durham, NC studios, and we will continue to cultivate our unique culture.

Last Updated: August 19, 2019

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