Insomniac Games was founded in 1994 and has been independent until now. Sunset Overdrive aside — which was an Xbox One exclusive — the game developer has held a long-standing relationship with Sony and PlayStation, working on their own exclusives like Ratchet & Clank, Spyro the Dragon and Resistance. The two companies’ latest venture Spider-Man was incredibly well-received, with high-scoring reviews across the board and 13.2 million copies sold.
“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,” said Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios chairman Shawn Layden. “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.”
Insomniac Games founder and CEO Ted Price said in a similar tone: ”Joining the WWS 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. 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.”
As of now, financial details regarding the acquisition have not been released by the two companies, but once the deal goes through, Insomniac Games will become the 14th internal studio under Sony Interactive Entertainment.
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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! pic.twitter.com/hhhqhxZE7k
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) August 19, 2019