Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Sony Acquires Insomniac Games

Sony has revealed acquiring Insomniac Games, acclaimed developer studio behind Marvel's Spider-Man for PS4.

Even with their upcoming ninth-generation console system PlayStation 5 getting closer to launch, Japanese video gaming company Sony has been shying away from spotlight for a while and even skipped E3 2019 press event.

A recent report revealed earlier today that Sony has acquired Insomniac Games, renowned California-based studio that worked on immensely successful 2018 superhero action-adventure game Marvel's Spider-Man for PlayStation 4.

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Sony Acquires Insomniac Games

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This recent purchase has made Insomniac Games the fourteenth studio under Sony Interactive Entertainment. Founded back in 1994 by Ted Price as Xtreme Software, the studio remained independent for a 25 years period until now.

Insomniac has made a name for themselves within the industry for their unique way of storytelling and gameplay experience through many fan-favorite titles like Ratchet & Clank, Resistance and Spyro the Dragon.

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One of their most successful projects in recent times was Spider-Man title for PS4 that came out in September 2018 and has already sold over 13.2 million copies worldwide by July 2019, according to an official press release.

Although often working on games for PlayStation platform, their development team has worked on Edge of Nowhere for Oculus Rift and vibrant shooter title Sunset Overdrive for Xbox One that was later ported to PC platform.

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Insomniac Games Titles

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Sony has acquired a new internal PlayStation developer after long since they have purchased Media Molecule back in 2010 and then Sucker Punch Productions in 2011 to for more exclusive titles to compete with rival companies like Microsoft.

Insomniac Games were already working pretty closely with Sony for log just like one of their own studios and now having them to develop more first-party games could be impactful for future sales of PS5 consoles when it launches.