Sony Interactive Entertainment has acquired Insomniac Games as part of its Worldwide Studios family. Although the games publisher describes it more like a homecoming.
The two companies have collaborated for more than 20 years — spanning all four PlayStation consoles, 20 total games, and six franchises. This includes such fan-favorites as Marvel’s Spider-Man. Ratchet & Clank, along with the original Spyro the Dragon (1998).
“The decision to join forces with Sony extends far beyond familiarity,” said Insomniac Games CEO Ted Price. “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.”
Under the terms of the acquisition, Insomniac’s structure and approach will remain intact across both Burbank, Calif. and Durham, N.C. studios.