Sony Is Considering Buying More Game Studios

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A recent corporate report suggests that Sony is considering buying more game development studios to produce first-party PlayStation games. Currently, Sony owns 14 game studios, which are collectively called WWS or Worldwide Studios. Some of the most recognizable WWS studios include Guerrilla Games (known for developing Horizon Zero Dawn and the Killzone games) and Naughty Dog (known for developing The Last Us and Uncharted games). Insomniac Studios was the latest addition to WWS, which is currently working on Spider-Man: Miles Morales for the PS5.

Recently, Sony also rebranded its first-party releases to showcase the PlayStation branding more boldly. Players will now see the PlayStation logo on all of Sony's first-party games. Even though Sony hasn't announced a huge list of PS5 titles, it certainly does have a robust schedule, which includes Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7, and more.

Having a wide range of developers will only propel Sony towards developing more groundbreaking games and produce new installments for its classic IPs. The reveal of Sackboy: A Big Adventure already shows that the tech giant is taking interest in reviving old franchises.

As we move into the next-generation of gaming, Sony certainly needs enormous developing power to create incredible video games for the capable PS5. Bringing additional recognizable studios under the WWS banner is definitely going to improve the company's ability to produce better games and even revive old titles or produce new installments.

This is certainly great news for players looking to buy the PlayStation 5. However, those planning to purchase the Xbox Series X may be frustrated by this announcement. Since Sony is committed to exclusive games, players on other platforms will clearly miss out on playing these. Nonetheless, Xbox Series X will also have a number of exclusive titles, such as Obsidian's Avowed and Rare's Everwild. As the war between console-exclusive titles continues to grow, some fear that this might very well be the end of multi-platform gaming.

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