As, I was watching the Opening Night Live with Geoff Keighley he dropped some bombshell news in the middle of the event. After the conclusion of the Epic Store exclusive trailer he announces that Sony has bought Insomniac Games creator of the Ratchet and Clank series and widely successful Spider-Man game. The announcement was made on Insomniac’s Twitter page. When I heard this I was shock at that big development in the middle of the Opening Night Live Show. 

After the show concluded I researched to find out some more details about Insomniac Games joining the Sony Family. There isn’t much detail about the acquisition but, both Insomniac and Sony did release statements. I was not able to find the whole press release only excerpts from Shawn Layden, Chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide and Tom Price CEO of Insomniac Games. Insomniac will be the 14th studio under Sony Interactive Entertainment. 

Press Statements 

Shawn Layden comments on the acquisition

“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 of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, in a news release. ”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.”

Tom Price comments on the acquisition. 

”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.”

What do you think about the Sony acquisition of Insomniac? Would you wish they stayed independent? Let me know in the comments below. 

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