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Insomniac Games Joining Sony PlayStation's Worldwide Studios


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Not at all unexpected but Ted Price had been adamant about them staying independent. After Spider-Man’s success and the years of fruitful collaboration, it feels like the end of a sensible journey for them.


Perhaps we’ll get a PlayStation definitive Sunset Overdrive release since they maintained ownership over the IP.

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Statement from Insomniac Founder and CEO Ted Price:





From the Artisans’ home world to Veldin, from an alternate-history St. Louis to Sunset City, we’ve created elaborate worlds for more than 25 years that our characters have called home.


Today we announced that Insomniac has a new home as we join the Worldwide Studios family at Sony Interactive Entertainment. 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 decision to join forces with Sony extends far beyond familiarity. Our studio vision is to create experiences that have a positive and lasting impact on people’s lives. As we look ahead to our future, we know that joining the WWS family gives us the best opportunities to fully achieve that vision on a much larger scale. Further, we believe that Sony shares a similar vision to positively impact players’ lives, their employees’ lives and the games industry at large.


So today merely marks the beginning of a new chapter in our studio’s growth and evolution. We’re excited to put Insomniac in the best position to deliver fresh experiences for our fans for many years to come. Our structure and approach will remain intact across both Burbank and Durham, NC studios, and we will continue to cultivate our unique culture.


It’s been a crazy ride for sure. Now, we’re ready for the next phase of our journey, and can’t wait to explore new worlds with our Sony family and loyal fans.


Until next time!





I assume Price will be staying on for a while to lead the company into the PS5 era. I sure hope so. He's one of the industry heads I most admire. He's built a world-class studio that consistently puts out quality titles, and -- if what I'm told is true -- built a great place to work for his employees as well.

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2 minutes ago, Romier S said:


Interesting stat from this article:



Marvel's Spider-Man has sold through more than 13.2 million copies worldwide as of July 28, 2019. 


Pretty good sales for a single-player game, considering those are dead now.

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Great news for Insomniac and well deserved. This will lead to some Great PS5 games and likely some more amazing PSVR exclusives. I am so looking forward to Stormland and they confirmed it’s still coming to PC as planned but, would be great to see it on PSVR too and maybe crossplay.

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