Insomniac Games Joins PlayStation's Worldwide Studios

Sony announced its acquisition of long-time collaborator and Marvel's Spider-Man developer Insomniac Games on Monday. The California-based studio is set to join the PlayStation Worldwide Studios and Sony Interactive Entertainment this coming year.

Insomniac Games Joins PlayStation's Worldwide Studios

Insomniac has long been collaborator on Sony's console, creating such iconic games like Spyro the Dragon in 1998, Ratchet and Clank, and the ever-popular Marvel's Spider-Man from last year.

"We've collaborated with Sony for more than 20 years, spanning all four PlayStation consoles, 20 total games and six franchises," said Ted Price, Insomniac CEO, stating that the merger felt like a "homecoming."

"Joining the WWS family gives Insomniac even greater opportunities to achieve our studio vision of making positive and lasting impressions on people’s lives," he said.

Sony seemed equally thrilled about the announcement, tweeting on Monday, "We are honored and thrilled to join forces with this legendary developer. Please join us in congratulating our friends and partners at Insomniac!"

"Insomniac Games is one of the most highly-acclaimed development studios in the industry," said Shawn Layden, chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment, "Their legacy of best-in class storytelling and gameplay is unparalleled."

It has been decided that Insomniac Games will continue to run out of its Burbank and Norwood, Calif. home under the existing management team.

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