Sony acquire Insomniac Games

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PostSony acquire Insomniac Games
by Monkey Man » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:14 pm


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PostRe: Sony acquire Insomniac Games
by Captain Kinopio » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:17 pm

gooseberry fool!

That is a big get. Probably bigger than any of MS Acquisitions because of their track record.

I guess that means we’re getting SpiderMan up the wazoo next Gen.

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PostRe: Sony acquire Insomniac Games
by Godzilla » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:21 pm

Great news.

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by ITSMILNER » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:28 pm

WOW

This always seemed like it should happen but now it has, great move by Sony. A fantastic studio to add, they will provide plenty of great games for PS5

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PostRe: Sony acquire Insomniac Games
by Mafro » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:29 pm

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They were basically a first-party anyway so I don't see the big fuss.

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PostRe: Sony acquire Insomniac Games
by Godzilla » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:29 pm

Now make a Sunset Overdrive sequel for PS5 along with Spiderman 2, and Ratchet and Clank super hd remaster.

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PostRe: Sony acquire Insomniac Games
by Somebody Else's Problem » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:30 pm

I'd always kind of assumed this was already the case.

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PostRe: Sony acquire Insomniac Games
by Wedgie » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:35 pm

Godzilla wrote:Now make a Sunset Overdrive sequel for PS5 along with Spiderman 2, and Ratchet and Clank super hd remaster.


Wasn’t there already a Ratchet and Clank remaster on the PS4?

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PostRe: Sony acquire Insomniac Games
by Tafdolphin » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:37 pm

Mafro wrote:Image

They were basically a first-party anyway so I don't see the big fuss.


This. I actually thought they were already a Sony studio.

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PostRe: Sony acquire Insomniac Games
by ITSMILNER » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:37 pm

I hope they allow them to create what they want and don’t just tie them up with Spider-Man and Ratchet and Clank (although I can’t wait for Spider-Man 2)

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PostRe: Sony acquire Insomniac Games
by Cumberdanes » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:51 pm

Resistance 4 please!

Although I’ll settle for a collection of the first 3 on PS4.

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PostRe: Sony acquire Insomniac Games
by ITSMILNER » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:04 pm

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That studio/software line up at Sony is immense, so much talent wrapped up now. Wonder who will be next? Bluepoint?

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PostRe: Sony acquire Insomniac Games
by Venom » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:50 pm

Wow, big news. Ted Price always wanted to maintain Insomniac's independence so Sony must have made him a very big offer. For an independent large studio it must be hard to pay the bills if you don't have your own successful IP so this allows the business to continue and for him to put some money in the ban.

I wonder if we will see another Resistance game. I remember talking with a friend when the first one launched on PS3 about how weird it was that it was set in the UK! Coventry or something? There was a newspaper scandal that some alien killing happened in a church.

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PostRe: Sony acquire Insomniac Games
by Captain Kinopio » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:55 pm

Venom wrote:Wow, big news. Ted Price always wanted to maintain Insomniac's independence so Sony must have made him a very big offer. For an independent large studio it must be hard to pay the bills if you don't have your own successful IP so this allows the business to continue and for him to put some money in the ban.

I wonder if we will see another Resistance game. I remember talking with a friend when the first one launched on PS3 about how weird it was that it was set in the UK! Coventry or something? There was a newspaper scandal that some alien killing happened in a church.


I wonder if MS came in with an offer and Sony had first refusal or something.

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PostRe: Sony acquire Insomniac Games
by Dual » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:57 pm

Thought this was already the case.

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PostRe: Sony acquire Insomniac Games
by Venom » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:04 pm

Obviously, I don't know what Microsoft might have offered (if they did at all). But assuming it was in the same ball park it would make sense to stick with Sony purely because they have a long history of making successful games together.

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PostRe: Sony acquire Insomniac Games
by Pedz » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:22 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
Mafro wrote:Image

They were basically a first-party anyway so I don't see the big fuss.


This. I actually thought they were already a Sony studio.


Sunset Overdrive isn't on PS4 at all, is it?

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PostRe: Sony acquire Insomniac Games
by Tomous » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:42 pm

Inevitable after Spider-Man sold 13m. I don’t believe they’d broken 5m sales before.

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Tafdolphin wrote:
Mafro wrote:Image

They were basically a first-party anyway so I don't see the big fuss.


This. I actually thought they were already a Sony studio.


Sunset Overdrive isn't on PS4 at all, is it?


No, it was funded by Microsoft. It’s pretty much their only major game which wasn’t released on a Sony console though.

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PostRe: Sony acquire Insomniac Games
by Raydon4 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:46 pm

I'm surprised this didn't happen sooner. I always though they were a sony first party until they made Sunset Overdrive.

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PostRe: Sony acquire Insomniac Games
by Saint of Killers » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:20 am

Spider-Man can bore off. More Ratchet and Clank please! And I wouldn't mind seeing what all the fuss was about re Resistance.

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