Sucker Punch has created some great games for Sony, including the Sly Cooper franchise and, more recently, the inFamous games. Sony today recognized that quality by acquiring Sucker Punch Productions, ensuring that all of Sucker Punch’s work will remain exclusive to the PS3, PSP, Vita and — eventually — the PlayStation 4.
Sucker Punch has created some of the most successful games in PlayStation history, with the Sly Cooper and inFamous franchises selling more than seven million units combined.The acquisition adds another creative force to Sony Computer Entertainment’s Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS), but day-to-day operations at Sucker Punch will continue to be run by the current management team.
Financial terms of this arrangement were not disclosed.
“The addition of Sucker Punch to SCE WWS reiterates our dedication to developing world class gaming experiences that can only be found on the PlayStation platform,” said Shuhei Yoshida, president, SCE WWS. “With one of the strongest exclusive software lineups in the PS3’s history, combined with the diverse, innovate content in the works for PlayStation Vita, consumers have a lot to be excited about this year.”
“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. Equally important, the relationship with SCE has provided us the flexibility and trust to take creative risks and invent new properties,” said Brian Fleming, managing partner, Sucker Punch Productions. “As a part of the Sony Computer Entertainment group we look forward to introducing more innovative content and providing consumers with exciting, new interactive experiences.”