Former Sony Worldwide Studios Chairman Shawn Layden has stated that the corporate’s acquisition of Insomniac Video games is one in all his best achievements.
Layden, whose profession at Sony spanned greater than thirty years earlier than he departed in September 2019, tweeted:
Appears a lifetime in the past. But one of many best achievements I used to be lucky to affiliate myself with at PlayStation. So good, so proper. Proceed to greatness you loopy Insomniacs! Enjoyable reality : within the biz this swag is known as a “tombstone”. Natch. pic.twitter.com/4ajnYFLPsg
— Shawn Layden (@ShawnLayden) January 25, 2020
Whereas it might look like a lifetime in the past to Layden, the Insomniac Video games acquisition was solely introduced final August, a lot to the delight of PlayStation followers. “We’re honored and thrilled to hitch forces with this legendary developer,” Sony stated in a quick assertion.
Though Insomniac has a historical past of growing PlayStation exclusives, the developer did work with different firms, together with Microsoft on Xbox One-exclusive Sundown Overdrive. All Insomniac-owned IPs together with Sundown Overdrive at the moment are Sony’s properties.
Sony’s Senior Government Vice President and Chief Monetary Officer, Hiroki Totoki, stated again in October that the corporate could be open to related acquisitions sooner or later.
“Sony’s energy lies in our first-party content material and IP,” Totoki instructed traders whereas including that the Insomniac acquisition was accomplished with “the intention of strengthening these.”
For its half, Microsoft has additionally been busy buying builders together with Ninja Idea and Obsidian Leisure. Each platform producers will launch their next-gen consoles later this 12 months.
For extra on Insomniac Video games, take a look at our earlier protection.