PlayStation isn’t done with studio takeovers just yet. According to the president of Sony Interactive Entertainment other acquisitions are planned.
The PlayStation family is likely to grow further in the months to come. Sony reaffirms again its desire to buy new studios. And according to the latest rumors, the Japanese brand is in discussion with a big fish.
PlayStation ready to buy new studios
PlayStation also has buyer fever. While Microsoft has gotten its hands on big names in the industry like Bethesda and Activision-Blizzard, Sony has been fighting back for a few months with small acquisitions. The Japanese brand recently acquired Bluepoint Games (Demon’s Souls Remake), Housemarque (Returnal) Bungie (Destiny), and Firesprite which is working on a horror game, but also Haven, the new playground of Jade Raymond known for her work on the Assassin’s Creed franchise.
Names that are certainly less dreamy than the big names of its competitor, but Sony does not seem to have said its last word. In an official podcast, Jim Ryan, president of SIE, confirmed that more takeovers are expected from the PlayStation side. “The critical and commercial success of PlayStation Studios games allows us to invest heavily in content creation. We are growing organically through studio acquisitions. We bought five in 2021, we are in discussions with Bungie and we have more planned“. It is said.
A big acquisition to come?
This isn’t the first time the company has claimed its home studio roster will expand and it surely won’t be the last. “This allows us to enter a virtuous circle where success breeds success», explains the president of SIE. And we might not have to wait very long to find out which developer PlayStation has set its sights on next.
According to several reputable insiders in the industry, the Japanese company could be about to announce a new takeover. Kinda Funny co-creator Greg Miller and Jeff Grubb both claim, based on several of their sources, that a new acquisition is on the way and it would be a big one. It remains to be seen whether it’s at the level of Activision-Blizzard, but FromSoftware has been expected for some time.