In fall of 2019, Sony acquired Insomniac Games, developer of Marvels Spider-Man, the Ratchet & Clank series, the Spyro series, and more. And thanks to Sonys latest financial report, we know Insomniac’s price: $229 million (24.895 billion yen).
According to the report, Sony paid for Insomniac with mostly cash. Its possible the purchase amount could fluctuate before March 31, the end of the fiscal year. But with the acquisition, Insomniac is Sony Interactive Entertainments 14th internal studio.
CEO Ted Price founded Insomniac in 1994. Back then it was Xtreme Software, and the studio has since created some beloved franchises many of which are PlayStation exclusives like Ratchet & Clank. Sony owns the IP for Ratchet & Clank, but with the purchase of Insomniac, Sony also owns the Sunset Overdrive IP although the original game is still a console exclusive for Xbox One.
Around the acquisition last year, Price commented on the deal.
Joining the WWS (Worldwide Studios) family gives Insomniac even greater opportunities to achieve our studio vision of making positive and lasting impressions on peoples lives. Weve enjoyed a special relationship with PlayStation practically since our inception. Our partnership amplifies our potential, and Marvels Spider-Man was a testament to this. Were excited to take the next step in our growth alongside our longtime WWS partners. Most of all, we look forward to delivering fresh, new experiences for our fans.
Insomniac’s next project is currently unknown, although the studio could make an appearance at the PlayStation 5reveal event later this year.