Well, it’s official! It was announced at Gamescom, Sony owns Insomniac Games. Here are 6 reasons why you should be excited about the acquisition.
Insomniac Games started off with a relatively good relationship with Sony PlayStation. They developed Resistance: Fall of Man which was one of, if not, the first launch exclusives for the PlayStation 3. Additionally, they also developed Ratchet and Clank; a beloved cartoon-y platform game that eventually earned a film adaptation.
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However, in spite of their good relationship with Sony, Insomniac Games were impressed by Microsoft’s philosophy toward the development of Xbox One, and the capabilities of Xbox Live features, which allow the initiation of a “two-way dialogue” with players and they decided to release Sunset Overdrive as an Xbox One exclusive.
Ratchet & Clank is owned by Sony Interactive Entertainment – thus it's permanently exclusive to PlayStation consoles.— Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) March 5, 2018
After the critical success of Spider-Man Sony quickly realised just how much of an asset the developer were and acquired them. But, in all honesty, Sony should have noticed this sooner. Insomniac Games has made nothing but top-notch games, and that’s why you should be excited.
For example, here are 6 games and 6 reasons why you should be excited that Sony owns Insomniac Games.
The first game on the list is the most obvious one. It is Insomniac Games’ first PlayStation 4 exclusive, and only exclusive since Resistance 3. In Spider-Man you freely move around New York City, interacting with characters, undertaking missions, and unlocking new gadgets and suits by progressing through the main story or completing tasks. Outside the story, the player is able to complete side missions to unlock additional content and collectable items. Combat focuses on chaining attacks together, and using the environment and webs to incapacitate numerous foes while avoiding damage.