Sony Interactive snaps up 'Spider-Man' developer Insomniac Games

Sony Interactive snaps up 'Spider-Man' developer Insomniac Games

With Insomniac's critical and commercial success with Spider-Man, the Sony acquisition makes a lot of sense.

This is massive news for the gaming industry, as Insomniac Games was previously one of the largest remaining independent developers.

Microsoft's recent slew of studio acquisitions is not going unanswered at its primary competitor Sony as the Japanese company is set to purchase Spider-Man developer Insomniac Games. Insomnaic Games joins the likes of Naughty Dog, Sony Santa Monica Studio, and Sucker Punch in making PlayStation exclusive titles. As for exclusivity, this doesn't change all that much as Insomniac has mostly made games for Sony platforms.

Based in Burbank, California, and Durham, North Carolina, Insomniac Games is the award-winning studio behind many of PlayStation's most highly-successful franchises, including Spryo the Dragon, Ratchet & Clank, and Resistance. Don't expect Spider-Man on Xbox One anytime soon. Its latest release, Marvel's Spider-Man, has sold over 13 million units on PlayStation 4. This addition furthers SIE's continued commitment to creative excellence and innovation in game development exclusively for the PlayStation platforms. "Our studio vision is to create experiences that have a positive and lasting impact on people's lives", Insomniac CEO Ted Price wrote in a blog post Monday. "We've enjoyed a special relationship with PlayStation practically since our inception".

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