Sony Buys Spider-Man Developer Insomniac Games

By Jason Schreier on at

Sony has purchased the California-based game studio Insomniac Games, best known for last year’s Spider-Man on PS4. Insomniac will become an exclusive PlayStation developer, Sony says.

Founded in 1994, Insomniac remained independent for 24 years, working largely with Sony on series like Ratchet & Clank and Resistance but also with other big game companies like Microsoft, which published the colourful open-world game Sunset Overdrive (unlikely to get a sequel any time soon).

Insomniac has also worked on several VR games with Oculus, including the upcoming Stormland. Notably, those games have not been released on PlayStation VR.

Spider-Man, a PS4 exclusive, was the studio’s most successful game, selling 13.2 million copies according to a Sony press release today. Given that fact, this news, and the end of the first game, it’s safe to say that a sequel is in the works for PlayStation 5.