Sony buys Spider-Man, Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac Games

By Matt Martin, Monday, 19 August 2019 20:10 GMT

Sony is all set to acquire Insomniac Games, developer of Marvel’s Spider-Man, the Ratchet & Clank series, Resistance and Spyro.

“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.”

Insomniac becomes Sony’s 14th World Wide Studios team. Its latest release, Marvel’s Spider-Man, has sold over 13 million units on PlayStation 4. Blimey.

“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.”

Insomniac also made Sunset Overdrive for Xbox One and Fuse, but the less said about that, the better.

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