Sony has made a number of key acquisitions in recent years, adding Insomniac, Housemarque, Nixxes, Bluepoint and Bungie to its roster of PlayStation Studios. While its recent $3.6 billion acquisition of Bungie was the biggest so far, SIE CEO, Jim Ryan, has said that there are still more moves to be made.
For the last six months, much of Sony's acquisition efforts have been focused on Bungie and hammering out the newly announced $3.6 billion deal. Currently, PlayStation Studios spans 17 development companies, many of which have multiple teams working on different projects, but Sony doesn't plan to stop growing now and has more deals in mind.
Speaking with GI.biz this week, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO, Jim Ryan, explained: “We should absolutely expect more, we are by no means done. With PlayStation, we have a long way to go”. Ryan added that he'll be spending a lot of time with Bungie for now to ensure a smooth transition, but the team “have many more moves to make”.
While Sony has 17 studios, Microsoft is about to have 30+ should the Activision Blizzard acquisition go through, ensuring endless content for Xbox Game Pass in the coming years. Sony is also rumoured to be starting its own subscription service, codenamed ‘Spartacus'.
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KitGuru Says: The games industry seems to be consolidating quite rapidly, but we should hopefully see some new studios rise up as the industry continues to shuffle. What studio could you see being acquired next?