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By CCN Markets: Fans of passionately crafted single-player narratives rejoice, as Sony has acquired Insomniac Games. Said acquisition has likely been on the cards for long but was likely cemented by the critical and commercial success of Spider-Man, which has sold over 13 million copies.
— IGN (@IGN) August 19, 2019
Insomniac is one of Sony’s oldest and more valuable dev partners. Their relationship began right at the beginning of Sony’s gaming endeavor with the very first Spyro game for the original Playstation. This is good news for Playstation fans, as Insomniac has never failed when producing exclusives for Sony’s console. Even better when you consider EA’s stance that multiplayer games are the future, as it states gamers don’t care about single-player games anymore.
EA is lying, and wrong either way
EA shouldn’t be speaking for players, especially when not speaking the truth. The reason why EA doesn’t want to invest in single-player games is not that players don’t care about them anymore.
From article about EA exec commenting on Visceral game – “As we kept reviewing the game, it continued to look like a much more linear game [which] people don’t like as much today as they did five years ago or 10 years ago,” Jorgensen said – oh dear god EA, just utter nonsense! pic.twitter.com/KN0JOPhnNq
— Cory Barlog 🎮 (@corybarlog) November 29, 2017
It’s because they are harder to monetize in the long run.