Sony has announced that they have acquired Sucker Punch Productions, the developers behind inFamous and the Sly Cooper series, who have worked exclusively with Sony since 2000.
Sucker Punch is now the 16th member of the SCE World Wide Studios family, which also consists of LittleBigPlanet developers Media Molecule and Naughty Dog, the minds behind Uncharted and Crash Bandicoot, amongst others.
SCE WorldWide Studios boss, Shuhei Yoshida, said the following:
“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.
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.”