In the middle of the Opening Night Live keynote, Twitter started to blow up over a story unfolding outside of the Gamescom announcement lineup. As of yesterday evening, it was confirmed that Sony has officially acquired Insomniac Games. The news itself isn’t surprising so much as it is exciting for the team over at Insomniac.
Sony acquires Insomniac Games
With games like Marvel’s Spider-Man achieving massive commercial success (despite Spider-Man being booted from the MCU today), we’re eager to see what sort of creations will come out of Insomniac now that they have Sony on board. Furthermore, Sony isn’t alone when it comes to investing in studios as companies like Microsoft (and more recently, THQ Nordic) have been snatching up as many as they possibly can.
Given the positive track record of Insomniac Games, we’d say the acquisition was a smart one on Sony’s part. On the Insomniac side, the team has been working with Sony since the Disruptor days. If Sony wants to make all future Insomniac games exclusive to the PlayStation 4, and eventually the PlayStation 5, it won’t be too big of a shift from how business was conducted previously.
What’s interesting is the overwhelmingly positive response from gamers. On Twitter, congratulations continue to ring out, and it’s clear the community is hungry for more from Insomniac. Despite their newfound partnership with Sony, the next game from Insomniac will be Stormland, a VR title coming to the Oculus Rift in 2019.
As of the time of this writing, no exact release date for Stormland has been announced. With Oculus hosting their annual Connect event at the end of September, it’s possible we won’t have to wait too much longer for a final release date for Stormland. Stay tuned, as we’ll be posting updates on Stormland and Insomniac Games as a whole as they’re made available.
Until then, what are your thoughts on Sony’s decision to purchase Insomniac Games? Are you excited for the studio, or are you wary any time a major company buys a smaller studio? Let us know down in the comments below!