Sony announced on Monday that Sony Interactive Entertainment has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Insomniac Games, the developer behind the top-selling “Marvel’s Spider-Man” and “Ratchet & Clank” franchises. Upon completion of the acquisition, Insomniac Games will join the global development operation of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios. This means more exclusives for the PS4, and the upcoming PS5, and one less independent studio for the market.

According to Sony, Insomniac Games is the 14th studio to join SIE over the years. The studio is based in Burbank, California, and Durham, North Carolina. Obver the years, Insomniac Games brought players “Spryo the Dragon,” “Ratchet & Clank,” and “Resistance,” though “Marvel’s Spider-Man” topped the charts for the studio and sold through more than 13.2M copies worldwide as of July 28, 2019. 

“Insomniac Games is one of the most highly-acclaimed development studios in the industry and their legacy of best-in class storytelling and gameplay is unparalleled,” said Shawn Layden, Chairman, SIE WWS. “We have enjoyed a strong collaborative partnership with the studio for many years, and are thrilled to officially welcome them to the Worldwide Studios family. The addition of Insomniac Games to SIE WWS reiterates our commitment to developing world class gaming experiences that can only be found on the PlayStation platform.”

“Joining the WWS family gives Insomniac even greater opportunities to achieve our studio vision of making positive and lasting impressions on people’s lives,” said Ted Price, Insomniac Games founder and CEO. “We’ve enjoyed a special relationship with PlayStation practically since our inception. Our partnership amplifies our potential, and Marvel’s Spider-Man was a testament to this. We’re excited to take the next step in our growth alongside our longtime WWS partners. Most of all, we look forward to delivering fresh, new experiences for our fans.”

The announcement was made during GamesCom 2019.

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