Sony buys videogame maker Sucker Punch

Sony Computer Entertainment has bought the studio behind hit videogames “inFamous” and “Sly Cooper.”

Sucker Punch Productions will be part of game development operations of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios and make games exclusively for PlayStation 3 videogame consoles, according to SCE.

“We’ve enjoyed an incredible relationship with Sony that has allowed us to combine our creative design capabilities with their guidance to make some of the best franchises to hit the PlayStation platforms,” said Sucker Punch managing partner Brian Fleming.

“Equally important, the relationship with SCE has provided us the flexibility and trust to take creative risks and invent new properties,” he continued.

Sucker Punch will continue to operate in Washington state. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“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,” said SCE WWS president Shuhei Yoshida.

Yoshida added that buying Sucker Punch was part of the Japanese entertainment titan’s strategy to win PlayStation platform fans by offering games and other content that cannot be found on competing systems.




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