Marvel's Spider-Man was the latest hit to come from Insomniac Games and with Sony's recent announcement that they've acquired the studio, fans have been going wild over the good news. While the studio has previously flirted with Xbox exclusives, namely that of Sunset Overdrive, their real strengths seem to have been their PlayStation properties, including their Spider-man PS4 game that quickly set records for highest-grossing Marvel title.
The news went live during Gamescom 2019 and immediately, fans reacted. For once, the reaction was overwhelmingly positive, filled with fans and industry professionals alike offering their congratulations for the big move:
Enormous congrats to everyone at @insomniacgames for officially becoming part of the @PlayStation family! And, frankly, an even bigger congrats to @PlayStation themselves for acquiring such an incredible studio, with a back catalog of so many incredible games.— Alanah Pearce (@Charalanahzard) August 19, 2019
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
Long overdue and incredible news! I honestly don’t see any other company treating Insomniac Games as well as PlayStation has over the years. This is great news, now greatness truly awaits! Spider-Man 2 PS4/PS5 is gonna be 🔥 Congratulations @insomniacgames and @bryanintihar ! https://t.co/WCBylV1Nqf— Matt LP (@PasswordSuck2) August 19, 2019
With both Microsoft and Sony both making huge moves when it comes to studio acquisitions, 2020 is shaping up to be a phenomenal year in gaming.
f you could have any studio of your choosing acquired by a bigger name like Microsoft or Sony, which one would it be? Sound off with your thoughts on the latest acquisition and more over on Twitter @PrimaGames!