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Frank_kc said:
That's what I call an acquisition. .... congrats for both.... big news..... no one saw it coming

Seriously? Everyone was calling it. 



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Good.
Without Sony, Insomniac did blunder after blunder.

Those two companies fit together. Always have.



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JRPGfan said:
think-man said:
About time! Doea that mean Sony now owns Sunset Overdrive?

Microsoft gave Insomniac back Sunset Overdrive IP...... which Sony now owns.... so yes.

Get ready for Sunset Overdrive Remastered + Sunset Overdrive 2 for PS5.
Ontop of a new Spiderman 2.... and maybe a Resistance 4 + 1,2,3 remaster.

HUGE aquire.

It was never Microsoft’s IP. The only reason they went with MS for Sunset is because MS let them keep the IP. Sony would have funded Sunset, but wanted the IP in return. 

konnichiwa said:
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Congrats! Keep up the great work@igTedPrice and crew.

God even his twitter handle is annoying. 



about time it seemed like every year I'd see topics about Sony should acquire insomniac.



I'm both surprised and not surprised. It's a weird feeling.



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Xxain said:
This is not even slightly Interesting. Why buy a studio that by choice, would only develop for your consoles anways?

In short: to keep them away from Microsoft. Microsoft has been buying companies left and right and has indicated they will buy more. Sony (and likely Nintendo) are looking at this as Microsoft taking resources away from them. It's only natural they would go after a key studio that they couldn't afford to lose first. There will be more acquisitions like this. This is honestly the least surprising one as many people predicted this. 



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Darwinianevolution said:
Huh, I thought they were already Sony 1st party...

No, they've been making more windows games as of late.

Mar1217 said:
Does that mean Stormland is still an Oculus exclusive ?

I really wonder.

Probably still have to keep with a contract with exclusivity, but maybe they'll try to work something out.



It makes sense, they've always had a close relationship and Insomniac has delivered hit after hit, especially with Spider-Man.



VideoGameAccountant said:
Xxain said:
This is not even slightly Interesting. Why buy a studio that by choice, would only develop for your consoles anways?

In short: to keep them away from Microsoft. Microsoft has been buying companies left and right and has indicated they will buy more. Sony (and likely Nintendo) are looking at this as Microsoft taking resources away from them. It's only natural they would go after a key studio that they couldn't afford to lose first. There will be more acquisitions like this. This is honestly the least surprising one as many people predicted this. 

Far less about Microsoft and more the natural order of things at Sony. History shows they do this just prior to a new generation. I'd be more inclined to believe that than be reactionary to Microsoft (something they don't generally do).



                                                                                                                                            

AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Frank_kc said:
That's what I call an acquisition. .... congrats for both.... big news..... no one saw it coming

Seriously? Everyone was calling it. 

but everyone has been calling it since the PS2 days.  Doesn't really count if you just keep being wrong until you're eventually right.  Kinda like how people say they "called" a FF7 remake announcement when they had been predicting it randomly since 2007



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