Rumor: Sony May Acquire Remedy Entertainment
Sony is studying to acquire new studios and one of the options would be Remedy Entertainment, creators of Alan Wake, – from which they have regained all rights – Max Payne, Quantum Break or the next Control.
The rumor comes from an article on PushSquare speculating the teams that would best adapt to WorldWide Studios, such as BluePoint, Housemarque, Insomniac Games, Kojima Productions or Supermassive Games. Also, there is a mention of Remedy, a developer associated with Microsoft for the past decade, but its approach to PlayStation is mentioned – they have moved to several Sony studios in recent weeks, including Naughty Dog – or the recent visit of Shuhei Yoshida – president of Sony’s internal studios – to their offices.
“We’ve also heard from a number of sources that Sony is lining up a bid,” can be read in the article.
Remedy Entertainment in working on Control, a multiplatform game, and in the multiplayer of CrossFire 2. It has more projects underway and with the recovery of the publishing rights of Alan Wake, it is expected to also work on the sequel of the game.
As we told you last week, Jim Ryan, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, explained in an interview that the company is considering mergers or acquisition of development studios.
One of the reasons Ryan commented is that “content is more important than ever.” With 13 studios around the world “it will be difficult for new competitors to have a similar production” or so many exclusive blockbusters, in reference to Google Stadia. Ryan points out that Sony has 25 years of experience in the industry, with huge successful licenses.
Sony wants to focus on PS5 as a console designed for the most demanding or hardcore players, with exclusive games and that offer the best graphics, considering Microsoft and Google as its greatest rivals.