Tuesday, August 2, 2011

BREAKING: Sony acquires Sucker Punch

Overnight it was announced that Sony would be acquiring Sly Cooper/inFamous developers Sucker Punch. Sucker Punch had previously been an independent studio, but has focused on PlayStation titles since 2000.

"Sucker Punch Productions is one of the most highly acclaimed development studios in the industry and we have enjoyed a wonderful relationship with the company for over 12 years. We are delighted to officially welcome them to the SCE family," said Sony's Shuhei Yoshida in an official release.

Sucker Punch is now officially a part of the Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, which is comprised of 16 studios across the globe and responsible for titles ranging from Twisted Metal to Uncharted, Gran Turismo to LittleBigPlanet.

I don't anticipate this causing any sort of radical change with Sucker Punch. This could be a rather good move for them, as it will probably give them access to new Sony hardware and software sooner, and may help them to make their titles shine even brighter on the PS3 and Sony handhelds.

...now get to work on inFamous 3!

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