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Sony has acquired Spider-Man developer Insomniac Games


Shawn Layden, the current SIE Worldwide Studios chairman has an announcement for fans of Spider-Man games, as it has now been revealed that Sony has purchased developer Insomniac Games.

Insomniac Games has been behind a huge library of titles, and since the early days of the Playstation brand, there’s so many wonderful franchises that the developer has worked on. The company pumped out amazing franchises across the PS consoles, with franchises like Spyro and Ratchet & Clank being among their most beloved creations. Recently the company also put out the wonderful Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4.

Given all of that successful game development over the course of 25 years, it was an easy justification for Sony to make the pickup. But in case you needed a little more convincing, here’s part of the statement from Layden, “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.”

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

So while new projects have yet to be announced, we can be sure we’ll see more from the California-based company. There’s some rumors that their currently Rift-exclusive VR title, Stormland, may come to the PSVR. Althogh this has not been confirmed, neither has any news about other titles in Insomniac’s library being ported over either.

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