2021 was a busy 12 months for PlayStation the place acquisitions are involved, with Sony bolstering the PlayStation Studios lineup with 5 additions to the workforce, and it appears 2022 goes to be simply as busy. Sony is at present within the technique of acquiring Bungie, and lately introduced the acquisition of Jade Raymond’s Haven Studios– although as many would have anticipated, extra related offers are within the works as properly.
Speaking in the course of the newest official PlayStation podcast, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan mentioned that the success Sony’s first celebration portfolio has loved in recent times has loved the corporate to speculate closely in its output, which incorporates each increasing first celebration studios and buying new ones- and with regards to the latter, Ryan says Sony has “more planned”.
“We’re in a really good place with PlayStation Studios and have been for the past few years,” Ryan mentioned (through VGC). he crucial success and the industrial success of the video games that they’ve been making… that has given us permission to speculate closely in content material creation.
“We’re rising our studios organically and we’re rising via acquisition. We acquired 5 studios in the course of the course of 2021, we’re in discussions with Bungie and now we have extra deliberate. This is getting us right into a virtuous cycle the place success begets success.”
Of course, this doesn’t come as a shock. That Sony has aggressive plans for the expansion of PlayStation’s first celebration studio isn’t information at this level, and the corporate has made it clear repeatedly that acquisitions are going to be a key element of that progress. Just earlier this 12 months, Ryan mentioned we should always “expect more” acquisitions by PlayStation within the close to future. Exactly that these offers are going to finish up being stays to be see.