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Spider-Man Developer Insomniac Games Acquired By Sony, Officially Joins the PlayStation Family

While we’ve likely gotten our hopes dashed for a Sunset Overdrive sequel, there’s good news ahead for the future of Insomniac Games.

The developer behind such hits as Spider-Man on PlayStation 4 and the Ratchet and Clank series has officially been acquired by Sony Worldwide Studios, officially joining its family of developers. It becomes the 14th developer to receive such an honor, just as Spider-Man reaches more than 13.2 million copies sold worldwide.

The teams have been working together for some time, wayyyy back in the days of Spyro the Dragon on the original PlayStation, and then through Ratchet and Clank on the PlayStation 2, Resistance on PlayStation 3 and other franchises. Insomniac then went on to work with other publishers, like Electronic Arts with Fuse and, as mentioned above, Sunset Overdrive with Microsoft. But now, as part of Sony’s fold, it looks to move forward as part of the PlayStation fold.

“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 Shawn Layden, Chairman, SIE WWS.  “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.”

“Joining the WWS family gives Insomniac even greater opportunities to achieve our studio vision of making positive and lasting impressions on people’s lives,” said Ted Price, Insomniac Games founder and CEO. “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.”

We congratulate both parties and can’t wait to see what Insomniac does next. (Ratchet and Clank sequel, maybe? Venom? Sunset Overdrive 2? Sorry, it was a GREAT game…)

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