A longtime creator of some of the PlayStation's most recognizable mascots is now officially under Sony's wing. Sony announced today that Insomniac Games will be joining PlayStation's Worldwide Studios.
The news just went out via Sony's social channels and press release, making Insomniac Games the 14th studio to join Sony's Worldwide Studios.
Big news: @InsomniacGames is joining PlayStation's Worldwide Studios! We are honored and thrilled to join forces with this legendary developer. Please join us in congratulating our friends and partners at Insomniac! pic.twitter.com/hhhqhxZE7k- PlayStation (@PlayStation) August 19, 2019
In a post from Insomniac founder and CEO Ted Price, he expanded on the move and the reasoning behind it.
"The decision to join forces with Sony extends far beyond familiarity. Our studio vision is to create experiences that have a positive and lasting impact on people's lives," Price wrote. "As we look ahead to our future, we know that joining the WWS family gives us the best opportunities to fully achieve that vision on a much larger scale."
While Insomniac is well-known for big PlayStation hits like Spyro the Dragon, Ratchet and Clank, Resistance, and Marvel's Spider-Man, the team has also worked on various other titles for other publishers and platforms. Sunset Overdrive went over to Microsoft, while Song of the Deep was published under GameStop publishing arm GameTrust.
This locks Insomniac in for Sony for the foreseeable future, though it's not certain whether games like Sunset Overdrive could finally find their way to Sony's console. Either way, it's a big get, and opens up a lot of doors for Insomniac Games to either revisit its storied past with Sony or start to develop new faces for the PlayStation.