Sony has recently announced its acquisition of Insomniac Games. This move makes Insomniac the 14th studio to join Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Insomniac Games is the studio behind 2018’s Marvel’s Spider-Man, as well as a number of other popular games including Ratchet and Clank, as well as the original Spyro the Dragon.
It comes as no surprise that Insomniac has decided to join forces with Sony, seeing as how the two have had more than 20 years of experience working together on over 20 games and six franchises.
CEO Ted Price and the team released a statement to share their side of the story and to let fans know nothing much has changed.
“Today we announced that Insomniac has a new home,” said Price. “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.”
This acquisition feels a lot more like “a homecoming” to the team over at Insomniac,
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.
“It’s been a crazy ride for sure. Now, we’re ready for the next phase of our journey, and can’t wait to explore new worlds with our Sony family and loyal fans.”
He states that after the deal with Sony is closed, the Insomniac studios will be maintained across Burbank, California and Dunham, North Carolina.
As of yet, Insomniac has yet to announce its next major project. Though considering the massive success of 2018’s Spider-Man, another PlayStation-exclusive sequel to the game might be in the works.