Sony Interactive Entertainment has acquired Spider-Man and Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac Games, both companies announced today.
“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 in a press release. “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.”
Founded in 1994, Insomniac Games has long developed games for PlayStation consoles. Many of their franchises are closely intertwined with the PlayStation brand, ranging from Spyro the Dragon, Ratchet & Clank, and Resistance: Fall of Man. Insomniac has also developed games for other publishers, such as the Xbox One launch title Sunset Overdrive. Through it all, Insomniac remained an independent developer until today.
“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,” Insomniac Games founder and CEO Ted Price said in a statement, “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.”
Insomniac most recently released Spider-Man, a PS4 exclusive that has sold over 13.2 million copies according to Sony’s press release, making it the most successful game in the studio’s history. Now, Insomniac will exclusively develop games for PlayStation consoles.