Sony has bought Insomniac Games and announced their plans to continue working on successors for Ratchet and Clank and Marvel’s Spider-Man for PlayStation consoles.
Insomniac Games is the developer behind many popular PlayStation exclusive franchises. They have worked on Ratchet and Clank, Resistance, and Marve’s Spider-Man. All of these franchise is owned by Sony and the games were published for PlayStation consoles yet Insomniac Games remaining a 2nd party studio for Sony.
This has changed now as Sony has officially acquired Insomniac Games. The press release cites the success of both Ratchet and Clank and Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4. It confirms that Marvel’s Spider-Man has sold through 13.2 million copies, which is a new record for Sony in term of games sales within a year of launch.
“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.”
Rumors about a sequel to Ratchet and Clank made their rounds recently. The huge success of Marvel’s Spider-Man also makes it sure that the game will get a sequel and the ending itself was a cliffhanger that hinted at where the franchise might head in case there is a new game.