Community Download is a weekly discussion-focused articles series published (usually) every Monday in which we pose a single, core question to you all, our readers, in the spirit of fostering discussion and debate. For today, we want to know what you think about the news that Sony has acquired game developer Insomniac Games?
Yesterday the news broke that Sony is acquiring Insomniac Games, the developers behind last year’s PS4-exclusive, Spider-Man, as well as a host of Oculus Studios published VR titles: Edge of Nowhere, Feral Rites, The Unspoken, and Stormland. Prior to all of that, they developed several PlayStation-exclusive games as well, such as Spyro The Dragon on PS1, Ratchet & Clank mostly on PS2, and the Resistance series on PS3.
The news as a whole isn’t much of a surprise, but Insomniac had been far less aligned with the PlayStation brand in recent years compared to the past. In addition to developing three (and soon their fourth) Oculus Home-exclusive VR game, they also released Sunset Overdrive not along ago, an Xbox One-exclusive action adventure title.
So, the question at hand is: What do you think of Sony acquiring Insomniac Games? What does it mean for VR?
Stormland development will be unaffected by this news, reportedly, but it likely puts a pin in future Oculus-exclusive VR games for the time being and should open up the door for PSVR-exclusive ones instead. Maybe we will finally get that amazing VR-focused full Spider-Man game that we’ve been dreaming out.
Let us know your thoughts down in the comments below!