Sony has announced that they have acquired Sucker Punch, the developers behind the inFAMOUS and Sly Cooper games.
SCE Worldwide Studios boss, Shuhei Yoshida, said that “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.”
“The addition of Sucker Punch to SCE WWS reiterates our dedication to developing world class gaming experiences that can only be found on the PlayStation platform,” he added. “With one of the strongest exclusive software lineups in the PS3′s history, combined with the diverse, innovate content in the works for PlayStation Vita, consumers have a lot to be excited about this year.”
“We’re really committed to this ‘one product’ stuff,” said Sucker Punch’s Brian Fleming hinting at inFAMOUS 3. “I think that’s part of why Sony appreciates us. Our culture is certainly unique, and they want us to be an independent studio and have our own voice and our own management style.”
Sucker Punch is now Sony’s 16th studio.
Source: press release