Sony’s surprise acquisition of Insomniac Games has elicited different responses from different people. Some are hopeful that this will mean more classics like the Insomniac produced Ratched and Clank franchise and last year’s “Marvel’s Spiderman” will keep arriving on PlayStations; whether it be PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 or the ones after that.
These include several of the developer in Sony World Studios or so, suggest their tweets. Naughty Dog, Sucker Punch, Guerrilla Games, London Studio, and others showed much love for their new “sibling” at Insomniac.
The Santa Monica studio behind God of War, shared a tweet that had a gif of an overenthusiastic Kratos yelling yes with the caption:”You’ve always been family. WELCOME!”
— Santa Monica Studio is Watching Raising Kratos (@SonySantaMonica) August 19, 2019
Ghost of Tsushima was one of the most awaited games of 2019, but has been postponed. PlayStation 4 players had to get their Samurai fix from Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. The studio behind Ghost of Tsushima, Sucker Punch tweeted this(perhaps they should keep working on the game?).
— Sucker Punch (@SuckerPunchProd) August 19, 2019
The Last of Us 2’s (which according to Troy Baker, we are not “ready for”) devs Naughty Dog sent a heartwarming welcome to Insomniac Games.
As our neighbors, dear friends, and frequent collaborators over the years, we are beyond excited to have @insomniacgames joining the PlayStation Worldwide Studios family! Congrats and welcome! https://t.co/9fnEfvEuu1
— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) August 19, 2019
However, not all are happy about this acquisition. The apprehensiveness comes from the fact that this will only accelerate the arms race equivalent of Studio acquisitions. Microsoft tried to match up to Sony by acquiring more studios earlier this year. Sony’s acquisition of Insomniac Games may only be the precursor to more acquisition, or so a rumor suggest.
As a result, this can mean that it will be the console users who will suffer because they can’t play games that are exclusive to the other console. However, Sony and Microsoft think otherwise.
They recently signed up for a partnership for cloud based solutions and Microsoft’s Project xCloud has been hinted at as their main focus.
They have also hinted that the real enemy now is Google Stadia, since if it worked, it would have the potential to render hardware limitations obsolete, which would mean that the revenue from hardware sales that Microsoft and Sony get, would be severely impacted.
Lets see how it goes.