Microsoft has already bought a couple of developers and has also started a development studio of its own called The Initiative. Sony is not backing down either and it has just bought Insomniac Games, the team behind the successful PS4 exclusive game, Marvel’s Spider-man.
Interestingly most of the games that the studio made were PS4 exclusives. Marvel’s Spider-Man, for example, sold 13.2 million copies worldwide as of July 28, 2019, and might get a complete edition by the end of the year. Ted Price, Insomniac Games’ founder and CEO talked about the acquisition and here is what he had to say regarding the matter:
Joining the World Wide Sony family gives Insomniac even greater opportunities to achieve our studio vision of making positive and lasting impressions on people’s lives. We’ve enjoyed a special relationship with PlayStation practically since our inception.
The relationship has been very special indeed and it will be interesting to see what Sony has in store for Insomniac Games. Shawn Layden, chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios also commented on the matter. He praised the studio and mentioned the following:
Legacy of best-in-class storytelling and gameplay is unparalleled. 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.
It was a matter of time before Sony started buying studios and I think that Insomniac is not the only developer that Sony is going to buy. We might get more announcements later this year keeping in mind that the PS5 is around the corner.
Insomniac started making games for platforms other than PS in 2013, so the developer knows that it is doing and it is not going to be hard for Insomniac to get back into tune at Sony.
Let us know what you think about Sony buying Insomniac Games and which game you would like the developer to make next.