Sony recently announced its intention to continue acquiring major studios to work on its first-party games as part of the Sony Worldwide Studios roster.
The news comes from a recently filed corporate report, which also includes details on the company’s intention to port more of its first-party games to PC following the commercial successes of Death Stranding and Horizon: Zero Dawn on Steam.
According to the report, “Sony Interactive Entertainment continues to invest in, or acquire, firms with abundant creativity and cutting-edge technologies to build up Worldwide Studios, an association of first-party title production studios.”
Sony’s most recent acquisition of a major studio occurred in August 2019, at which point Marvel’s Spider-Man developer Insomniac Games joined the Worldwide Studios lineup. Five years prior to that it acquired Concrete Genie developer Pixelopus after having bought Sucker Punch Productions back in 2011.
The latter recently saw astronomical commercial success with its latest release, Ghost of Tsushima, which played a significant part in PlayStation’s biggest quarter of all time alongside fellow Sony-exclusive The Last of Us Part 2 – which was also developed by a team signed to the Worldwide Studios roster.
In related news, the PS5 is due to arrive in mid-November, approximately one week after Microsoft launches the Xbox Series X. Apparently, Sony is already inviting select people to pre-order their PS5, so keep an eye on your inbox in case you get an invitation.
On the subject of Sony, it’s worth noting that PlayStation France recently uploaded four private videos to the official PS5 trailers list on YouTube, meaning that we could potentially see new next-gen footage pretty soon.
One of the videos has since been revealed as the French version of the Godfall Hinterclaw trailer, which implies that although we could see brand new PS5 games in the near future, the remaining three videos could also just be short clips for games that have already been announced.