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Sony acquires Insomniac Games

Insomniac Games joining PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios (Source: PlayStation on Twitter)
Insomniac Games joining PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios (Source: PlayStation on Twitter)
After spending no less than 25 years in the gaming industry, Insomniac Games — the developer behind titles such as Ratchet & Clank and the critically acclaimed Marvel's Spider-Man — is joining PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios. Just as expected, the financial terms of the deal have not been revealed to the public.
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Just in time for this year's world's largest gaming event — Gamescom — Sony announced the acquisition of Insomniac Games, a game development studio behind some popular games such as Ratchet & Clank or the critically acclaimed Marvel's Spider-Man.

Founded as Xtreme Software in 1994 by Ted Price, Insomniac Games got the second — and final — name one year later. In addition to the two titles mentioned above, this company was also involved in developing the PlayStation-exclusive Resistance franchise and the Xbox One/Windows action-adventure shooter Sunset Overdrive.

Unfortunately, Sony has not revealed anything about the future of Insomniac Games in the announcement that was posted yesterday on Twitter. This is the whole message: "Big news: @InsomniacGames is joining PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios! We are honored and thrilled to join forces with this legendary developer. Please join us in congratulating our friends and partners at Insomniac!"

Insomniac's latest creation is Marvel's Spider-Man, which launched as a PlayStation 4-exclusive last September and is widely regarded as one of the best games of 2018. These being said, we can only congratulate Insomniac Games for the 25 years of history it left behind and wish nothing but the best for them in the journey under the Sony Worldwide Studios banner that has just begun.

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Codrut Nistor, 2019-08-20 (Update: 2019-08-20)