Sony will be acquiring developer Insomniac Games

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    As Gamescom 2019 raises its curtains, game news begins to spill out. One of the biggest announcements made on the first day of the European gaming expo was an industry-related one. After years of collaborations between Sony and Insomniac Games, it’s been revealed that Sony is set to acquire the studio in full. Insomniac Games is known for creating PlayStation exclusive series like Ratchet and Clank, Spyro the Dragon, and most recently, Spider-Man for PlayStation 4. From now on, Insomniac will be a first party developer as part of Sony Worldwide Studios.

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  1. RedoLane

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    RIP Switch users
     
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  2. Darksabre72

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    welp looks like any chances of any more future spyro games on switch is slim to none (if sony wants to put spyro on any other platform)
     
  3. Axido

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    This is a very sad day in the history of gaming.
     
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  4. KingVamp

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    I'm pretty sure Activision owns Spyro.
     
  5. technickal

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    Wait, they didn't own them already?
     
  6. EmulateLife

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    Yeah because now Spider-man and Ratchet & Clank are no longer coming to Switch? lol.

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    They made Sunset Overdrive on Xbox One, and Song of the Deep was multiplatform.
     
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  7. Joel16

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    Doesn't concern you.
    Not for PS4 users.
     
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  8. Teletron1

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    well it's about time Sony hopefully will get some more Ratchet and Clank movies :wink: but that SpiderMan game did wonders for them over 9mil sold $$$$$$$$$:grog:
     
  9. DANTENDO

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    A classic reply :lol:

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    Mayb theyl change ther name to insoniac games:lol:
     
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    Ha, I giggled thinking back to the previous thread of people saying Spider-Man is surely coming to PC.
     
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    RIP any hope of a Sunset Overdrive 2.
     
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    I forgot
    Insomniac hasn't owned Spyro for like 10+ years now. Activision bought the rights in 2007 or 2008, so yeah, Spyro will still be coming to the Switch in September as planned.

    As to the news, the only surprising thing here is Sony hasn't acquired Insomniac sooner. Hell, they used to share an office building with Naughty Dog (owned by Sony since 2000) for like...15-20 years or something, might as well have called them a Sony dev studio if for the fact they didn't make a couple games for other platforms.
     
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  13. leon315

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    nintendo fans are happy as Ninty keeps making Zelda mario and co., they don't give shit bout $ony
     
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    Meh.
     
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  15. ut2k4master

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    "Marvel's Spider-Man has sold through more than 13.2 million copies worldwide as of July 28, 2019."
     
  16. Techjunky90

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    They don't give a shit about Sony because they can't compete with Sony. Nintendo hasn't been in competition with Microsoft & Sony since GameCube.
     
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  17. pedro702

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    what? are you drunk or something? activision has for years hold the rights to all crash and spyro games so insomniac has nothing to do with it at all since ps2 days that they dont own neither, they sold them off to activision for money lol.

    Its not like they ever released any game for nintendo ever lol, even if they were independent they never did.

    they only games they did for other consoles that arent smartphone games were

    Fuse xb360/ps3
    Sunset Overdrive xbone/pc
    Slow Down, Bull PC
    Song of the Deep pc,ps4,xbone

    Edge of Nowhere pc
    The Unspoken pc
    Feral Rites pc


    every other game they made is ps exclusive so its not like it changes anything, they never did work with nintendo, they made 1 xb360 game, 2 xbone games and 6 pc games, all else is ps exclsuive anyway so meh this buyout changes nothing.
     
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  18. leon315

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    ikr
     
  19. Harsky

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    Since it seems to be one big studio grab after another, I wouldn't be surprised if Sony also makes moves to acquire Naughty Dog considering that almost every games they developed was a Playstation exclusive.

    Edit: Damn, I'm slow. Sony already owns Naughty dog since 2001.
     
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