Today, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) announced that they intend to purchase Insomniac Games. Insomniac will join SIE Worldwide Studios (WWS); this group includes Guerrilla Games, Media Molecule, Naughty Dog, Sucker Punch Productions and more.
The studio has worked with Sony for over twenty years. This acquisition builds off the immense success of 2018’s runaway smash Marvel’s Spider-Man which went has gone on to sell over 13 million copies since its release. We gave the game an 8.7 when it was first released.
Beginning in 1998, the team launched their first project with Sony, Spyro: The Dragon. After two successful sequels, the team created a new successful mascot-driven platformer: Ratchet & Clank in 2002. The studio would go on to create more beloved franchises for Sony and other partners (including Resistance and Sunset: Overdrive). Outside of releasing titles for Sony and Microsoft platforms, the team has created games for VR and mobile platforms.
Shawn Layden, the Charman of the SIE WWS group indicated in a press release today that SIE is “…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.”
Ted Price, founder and CEO of Insomniac Games, shared a heartfelt message on the company’s website that shares his continued vision for the studio for the years to come; “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.”
Many of the other studios that form the SIE WWS group were quick to congratulate the team at Insomniac.
As our neighbors, dear friends, and frequent collaborators over the years, we are beyond excited to have @insomniacgames joining the PlayStation Worldwide Studios family! Congrats and welcome! https://t.co/9fnEfvEuu1
— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) August 19, 2019
— Ghost of Tsushima 🎮 Summer 2020 (@SuckerPunchProd) August 19, 2019