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Which studios does Sony own?

by vimla devi on 10/19/20 10:22:00 am

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Sony has been competing with Microsoft and the Xbox for years, while Nintendo is practically racing alone. There was enough room in the world because these two companies' consoles were divided into East and West. However, now they began to spread globally, and they fight for the best place, as the best home console. Sony's strong point has always been its imaginative games and especially the infinite exclusives.

Games like Gran Turismo, Sly Cooper, Ratchet and Clank, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, and more modern ones like Marvel's Spider-Man, Ghost of Tsushima, and course God of War and Horizon Zero Dawn, are just the tip of the iceberg of Sony exclusives. However, the Japanese company did not rest on its laurels in the 7th generation of consoles, instead made a greater effort to confirm its victory in the 8th generation of consoles. With acquisitions from various development companies, Sony wants to ensure that only the highest quality first-party games will accompany the new console on its short journey. You can find high-quality games in NetBet online casino. The best providers with more than 1000 games wait for you to have fun with amazing graphics and sound effects. The best part is that you can play and win money at the same time. The development companies that Sony so far owns are the following: 

Japan Studio: Japan Studio is Sony's first development company since it was founded in 1993. In one way or another, Japan Studio has contributed to the development of hundreds of titles for PlayStation consoles. During the PlayStation 4 era,the company helped Bloodborne develop The Last Guardianandother titles such as the Shadow of the Colossus remake and the Action-Adventure Gravity Rush series. The company will soon be working on the development of Astro's Playroom that will be pre-installed on every PlayStation 5 and the remake of Demon's Souls.

Polyphony Digital: Founded in 1998, Polyphony Digital is responsible for the development of PlayStation Racing Games. The most important is the Gran Turismo series. Its most recent game is the Gran Turismo Sport, released in 2017 for the PlayStation 4, while earlier this year, Sony announced that the next Racing in the series would be the Gran Turismo 7 and it will be released for the PlayStation 5.

San Mateo Studio: Since its inception in 1998, San Mateo Studio has played a vital role in developing dozens of Sony Iconic titles such as Syphon Filter, Jak & Daxter, Sly Cooper, and Ratchet & Clank, among others. San Mateo Studio recently partnered with Insomniac Games to develop the award-winning Marvel's Spider-man. No PlayStation 5 project has been announced yet.

Santa Monica Studio is well known as the company that developed the legendary Action games series God of War, one of Sony's most famous exclusives. Following the development of the first three God of War for PlayStation 2 and 3, the development company took the series to new levels by changing direction with the God of War reboot released in 2018. Sony recently confirmed that the Kratos and Atreus story wouldcontinue the PlayStation 5 with the next God of War released in 2021.

Bend Studio: Has a long history in game development, being the development company that created the Third-Person Shooter Siphon Filter series. Days Gone is their latest game, and now, although no new project has been announced, they have expressed the desire to develop a sequel for Days Gone.

Naughty Dog: That name is synonymous with the concept of console seller exclusives. From the early stages of the PlayStation with the development of Crash Bandicoot games until more recently with action games Uncharted and The Last of Us, Naughty Dog continues to develop top titles that make it essential to own a PlayStation. It is unknown what the next project of Naughty Dog will be, but it will undoubtedly attract many gamers' interest.

San Diego Studio: Taking its name from the famous city of California, San Diego Studio is mainly known nowadays to develop the Sports games MLB (Major League Baseball) series. The next game in the series is expected to be released as MLB The Show 21 for the PlayStation 5 within the following year. 

London Studio: The marriage of Camden Studio and Team Soho resulted in the creation of the London Studio, which stands out thanks to the innovative projects it undertakes. From EyeToy to PlayStation VR, London Studio is responsible for creating games for Sony's innovative peripherals (PlayStation VR Worlds, Blood & Truth, etc.). Although she has not yet taken a title for the PlayStation 5, it is almost sure that her next video game will be for the PlayStation VR.

Guerilla Games: The Dutch development company is the creator of the First-Person Shooter Killzone series, remarkably successful on many Sony consoles. On PlayStation 4,they undertook the development of Horizon Zero Dawn. For PlayStation 5,they have already launcheda sequel development that will be released in 2021 entitled Horizon Forbidden West.

Media Molecule:  An indie development company with cute and creative series, such as LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway. They recently developed the Dreams title for the PlayStation 4, showing how important innovation is in game design. Apart from the rumored release of Dreams for the PlayStation 5, no other news has been released for Media Molecule.

Sucker Punch: The development company behind the Action Games InFamous series, one of Sony's best-known IPs. Their latest project was Ghost of Tsushima, which was released with great success on the PlayStation 4. Now no new game has been announced by Sucker Punch.

Pixelopus: As one of Sony's newest development companies, Pixelopus has managed to release only two titles (Entwined and Concrete Genie). The Concrete Genie, which was also the first PlayStation 4 exclusive, was quite successful thanks to the pleasant and original setting. No announcement has been made yet for their next project.

Insomniac Games: The acquisition of Insomniac Games by Sony in 2019 is the natural end of a relationship that began as early as the Ratchet & Clank era. From Spyro, the Dragon to Resistance, the collaboration between Sony and Insomniac Games has produced many benefits for both. Marvel's Spider-Man is the latest successful collaboration between the two companies, and several new Spider-Man titles from Insomniac are expected to be released for the PlayStation 5. The development company has also undertaken the development of Rachet & Clank: Rift Apart, which will be released simultaneously with the PlayStation 5.


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