We can't say it was entirely unexpected, seeing as how Insomniac Games have orbited the planet of Sony for a while now, but now it's official - the developer of Spider-Man is now part of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios.
The move made sense in every possible aspect as Insomniac's cooperation with Sony is a lengthy one, dating back to the first PlayStation.
"It feels more like a homecoming though. We've collaborated with Sony for more than 20 years - spanning all four PlayStation consoles, 20 total games and six franchises. We still work closely today with many of the same Sony teammates as we did when we released the original Spyro the Dragon in 1998", the dev wrote.
Nevertheless, Insomniac insist that the decision stretches well beyond mere familiarity. They stressed that their creative and business visions align perfectly with what Sony are trying to do, and that joining the Sony Worldwide Studios family will allow them to achieve that on a much larger scale than they were capable thus far.
Judging by their last cooperation alone, it's hard to argue with that, as Spider-Man's success was immense and even though everyone could smell its impending success from a mile away, not many were prepared for the absolute smash hit it became.
After all, not many games and studios, especially those that are not Sony's in-house studios, can boast being regularly mentioned in Sony's financial reports as important drivers of the company's profits, and quite rightfully so.
"So today merely marks the beginning of a new chapter in our studio's growth and evolution. We're excited to put Insomniac in the best position to deliver fresh experiences for our fans for many years to come. Our structure and approach will remain intact across both Burbank and Durham, NC studios, and we will continue to cultivate our unique culture", Insomniac wrote.
We're not going to list the entirety of Insomniac Games' wealthy repertoire here, but Spyro the Dragon, Ratchet & Clank, and Sunset Overdrive deserve special mentions. Naturally, the studio's resume packs plenty more, and you can learn more in their official statement .