Sony Purchases Insomniac Games

This week a major wave was made in the video game industry as Sony purchased Insomniac Games, tying up the major second-party developer for any future releases.

Sony and Insomniac have been tied together strongly in the past, as the company designed and released the Ratchet and Clank and Resistance series for the PlayStation brand. The groups did break away a bit earlier this decade, as Insomniac released the zombie blasting game Sunset Overdrive exclusively for the Xbox One. The two didn’t stay separated though, as Insomniac developed Marvel’s Spider-Man for the PS4 in 2018. That game proved to be a huge hit, having sold more than 13.2 million copies as of press time.

Speaking about the agreement Insomniac’s CEO Ted Price wrote: "Today we announced that Insomniac has a new home. It feels more like a homecoming though. We've collaborated with Sony for more than 20 years--spanning all four PlayStation consoles, 20 total games, and six franchises. We still work closely today with many of the same Sony teammates as we did when we released the original Spyro the Dragon in 1998."

The purchase was no-doubt expensive for Sony, as Insomniac had previously turned down offers from Sony to purchase them. It’ll be interesting to see just what Insomniac has in mind for future games, as any new titles will likely be coming exclusively to the PS5. Will we end up seeing a new Resistance title, or something entirely new? I guess we’ll see, but I’m especially pumped for the next-gen of game consoles and this is just adding fuel to the fire!