Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that it has acquired inFamous 2 developer Sucker Punch. The studio, which previously worked on inFamous and the Sly Cooper series, is now part of the Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios family. Sucker Punch has achieved combined franchise sales of more than seven million units worldwide.
"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. We are delighted to officially welcome them to the SCE family," said Shuhei Yoshida, president, SCE WWS. "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. 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."
Sucker Punch's managing partner Brian Fleming was keen to praise the flexibility of the studio's relationship with Sony.
"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 Fleming. "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."
While we're yet to see inFamous reach its potential (inFamous 2 earned a solid 7/10 in our review), the Sly Cooper series is loved by almost everyone.