Sony Interactive Entertainment has acquired Insomniac Games, the developer of video games including “Ratchet & Clank” and “Marvel’s Spider-Man.”
Upon completion of the acquisition, the studio will become the 14th developer to join the Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studio division. Based in Burbank, Calif., and Durham, N.C., Insomniac Games previously worked closely with Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios to develop titles for its PlayStation family of platforms. The two studios have collaborated on projects for more than 20 years.
“Joining the [SIE WWS] family gives Insomniac even greater opportunities to achieve our studio vision of making positive and lasting impressions on people’s lives,” says Ted Price, founder and chief executive officer, Insomniac Games. “We’ve enjoyed a special relationship with PlayStation practically since our inception. Our partnership amplifies our potential, and ‘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.”
Sony’s fruitful collaboration with Insomniac most recently led to the launch of “Marvel’s Spider-Man.” The game sold more than 13 million copies worldwide and led to a variety of licensing activations.