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I'd be shocked to find out that Sony's never made that offer. If Insomniac doesn't want to be contractually a Sony subsidiary, then the best course of action for Sony is to maintain a strong relationship.



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Insomniac is not an indie dev
If you want to use it like that then Sony is also an indie dev

 

Anyway... yea Insomniac is doing fine

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Ajax said:

Insomniac is not an indie dev
If you want to use it like that then Sony is also an indie dev

 

Anyway... yea Insomniac is doing fine

It's a publisher of course it can't be :P



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Mar1217 said:
Ajax said:

Insomniac is not an indie dev
If you want to use it like that then Sony is also an indie dev

 

Anyway... yea Insomniac is doing fine

It's a publisher of course it can't be :P

 

Yes Sony is a lot things 



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Kyuu said:
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but was it not Sony who assigned Insomniac of all developers -including their own- for the making of Spider-Man? I'm pretty sure they will consider acquiring them not long after the game is out.

A lot of people hate to admit it, but Sony is the force that kept Insomniac afloat. Without their strong relationship throughout, Insomniac may have gone bankrupt or regressed to a small studio. All it takes is a few commercial failures like Fuse and, arguably, Sunset Overdrive.

Publishers' interest in Insomniac will only skyrocket if Spider-Man becomes a huge franchise. But then, Insomniac will owe it to Sony for continuing to recognize their talents and entrusting them with such a big project.

You are not wrong, that is how it went down. But Insomniac had a choice on which character they wanted to make a game on and they chose Spider-man.

I dont think many ppl will deny that Insomniac has seen success with Sony. But its worth noting that is has appeared that Sony tried to scoop up Insomniac in the past and Insomniac werent interested. Considering their relationship status with Sony now, I doubt that is going to change. Sony will keep Ratchet and Clank and Spider-man with Insomniac and both will be well off for it.



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Kyuu said:
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but was it not Sony who assigned Insomniac of all developers -including their own- for the making of Spider-Man? I'm pretty sure they will consider acquiring them not long after the game is out.

A lot of people hate to admit it, but Sony is the force that kept Insomniac afloat. Without their strong relationship throughout, Insomniac may have gone bankrupt or regressed to a small studio. All it takes is a few commercial failures like Fuse and, arguably, Sunset Overdrive.

Publishers' interest in Insomniac will only skyrocket if Spider-Man becomes a huge franchise. But then, Insomniac will owe it to Sony for continuing to recognize their talents and entrusting them with such a big project.

I don't really agree with this. How many publishers these days publish original externally developed titles?? EA, Activision, Ubisoft, and Take Two don't. I think Bethesda does, but I've heard terrible things about partnerships with them. Besides, anyone who publishes will want IP rights which Insomniac is reluctant to give up (see: Sunset Overdrive).

 

The only company I see them leaving Sony for is Microsoft. 



Insomniac is an independent developer, "indie" for short.

Since when does indie mean a 5-10 person studio? There was never such a rule.

CDprojectred is also an indie developer, as well.



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twintail said:
Kyuu said:
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but was it not Sony who assigned Insomniac of all developers -including their own- for the making of Spider-Man? I'm pretty sure they will consider acquiring them not long after the game is out.

A lot of people hate to admit it, but Sony is the force that kept Insomniac afloat. Without their strong relationship throughout, Insomniac may have gone bankrupt or regressed to a small studio. All it takes is a few commercial failures like Fuse and, arguably, Sunset Overdrive.

Publishers' interest in Insomniac will only skyrocket if Spider-Man becomes a huge franchise. But then, Insomniac will owe it to Sony for continuing to recognize their talents and entrusting them with such a big project.

You are not wrong, that is how it went down. But Insomniac had a choice on which character they wanted to make a game on and they chose Spider-man.

I dont think many ppl will deny that Insomniac has seen success with Sony. But its worth noting that is has appeared that Sony tried to scoop up Insomniac in the past and Insomniac werent interested. Considering their relationship status with Sony now, I doubt that is going to change. Sony will keep Ratchet and Clank and Spider-man with Insomniac and both will be well off for it.

Ah, it's interesting how they left such a decision to Insomniac.

Sony trying to acquire them happened a long long time ago. I believe they will offer to buy them again, but regardless how it goes, things will be fine. Insomniac is a 2nd party... somewhat like what Game Freak, HAL Laboratory and Intelligent Systems are to Nintendo. Not much will be lost by keeping things the way they are.

IamAwsome said:

Kyuu said:

 

I don't really agree with this. How many publishers these days publish original externally developed titles?? EA, Activision, Ubisoft, and Take Two don't. I think Bethesda does, but I've heard terrible things about partnerships with them. Besides, anyone who publishes will want IP rights which Insomniac is reluctant to give up (see: Sunset Overdrive).

 

The only company I see them leaving Sony for is Microsoft. 

Well, just off the top of my head, Destiny is developed/owned by Bungie and published by Activision. Fuse was developed and owned by Insomniac, EA published it.

Microsoft helped with Sunset Overdrive because they were running out of ideas and hoped that Insomniac's talent and potential could come in handy. Nobody wants to publish for them anymore because it's thought that whatever idea Insomniac come up with will probably not appeal to a large enough audience. And this is where Spider-Man will alter perceptions. A critically acclaimed multi-million selling Spider-Man will turn countless heads towards Insomniac. Some publishers are bound to approach them.

That being said, they don't have to leave Sony in order to work with someone else. While they may be under contract to continue working on Spider-Man sequels, that doesn't stop them from going ahead to start side jobs with other publishers, and maybe even expand their studios to speed things up and create more games without compromising quality. I'm just really excited and happy to see Naughty Dog's old rival being given such an opportunity.. Insomniac is finally about to explode, thanks to Marvel giving a fat middle finger to Activision in favor of Sony!



Sony and Insomniac are pretty much like childhood friends. Sure Sony tried to trick Insomniac a few times into mariage and Insomniac cheated on Sony because of it with Microsoft. (While it was actually because of the mariage contract in which Sony wants control over everything Insomniac does).

But in the end these two companies really flourish when working together critically and financially. Sunset overdrive was a great game, but Insomniac is audience is on the Playstation platform. Sony has no good reason to buy Insomniac, since they evidently like to work with Sony and the PS audience likes their games, especially Ratchet and Clank.
So Insomniac stay independent and primarily work on Playstation projects (We want new R&C games in the rebooted universe). And Sony should only buy Insomniac if they are in financial trouble.



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Nah its fine how it is. Hopefully ratchet 2 remake next year.