In the wake of this announcement, Sony games studio chairman Shawn Layden spoke to Bloomberg about Sony's focus on exclusives, stating that they are an important part of the company's overall strategy.
The deal is now in progress, and of course we're not privy to the numbers, but it won't be pocket change.
Spider-Man, a PS4 exclusive, was the studio's most successful game, selling 13.2 million copies according to a Sony press release today. What does it mean for you?
Insomniac will likely get a lot of support from Sony which could maybe lead to a resuscitation of the Resistance franchise as well as new Ratchet and Clank titles.
Sony details exactly what's happening in the following statement provided to Destructoid (emphasis mine): "Upon completion of the acquisition, Insomniac Games will join the global development operation of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios ("SIE WWS")".
"Joining the WWS family gives Insomniac even greater opportunities to achieve our studio vision of making positive and lasting impressions on people's lives", said Ted Price, Insomniac Games founder and CEO. "We've enjoyed a special relationship with bePlayStation practically since our inception". We're excited to take the next step in our growth alongside our longtime WWS partners.
Insomniac Games, the developer behind some of the most recognizable PlayStation games will be acquired by Sony.
"The addition of Insomniac Games to SIE WWS (Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios) reiterates our commitment to developing world class gaming experiences that can only be found on the PlayStation platform." he continued. They have 2 studios in Burbank, California and Durham, North Carolina. It sounds like the strategy here may not be fully ironed out, but with crossplay becoming a more and more popular feature in modern games and Microsoft cozying up to Nintendo (and PC), it wouldn't be surprising to see Sony adopt a similar tack.