During Gamescom, Sony announced the purchase of Insomniac Games and brought the developer of Marvel's Spider-Man and Ratchet & Clank into the Sony family. The deal makes sense because the developer has worked on numerous exclusive Sony products in the past. According to Sony Games Chairman Shawn Layden, it was Sony's turn to acknowledge the studio's value for PlayStation.
Talking to The Hollywood reporter Layden has investigated why Sony bought the studio. Insomniac Games has worked extensively with Sony on numerous exclusive titles from the past, but has remained independent and released in 2013 the cross-platform Xbox One version Sunset Overdrive, including titles that were not exclusive PlayStation titles. According to Layden, Sony believes that Insomniac Games is the "perfect solution" for their worldwide studios and says they bring "quality and innovation, the two things we always and always rely on".
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In addition, Insomniac Games fits well with Sony's commitment to story-driven games. "The acquisition of a studio of this size and size was a way for us to continue our innovation and quality with a strong penchant for narrative power, the power of storytelling," explained Layden. "We want to create a place where game developers can bring their visions to life and tell stories that affect the emotions and interests of our players, and Insomniac fits in perfectly with the department we've created here at Worldwide Studios and fits in with the best . "
Insomniac Games is now one of 14 Sony studios, including Media Molecule, Bend Studio, Guerrilla Games and Santa Monica Studio.