Sony Computer Entertainment buys Sucker Punch, Sly Cooper and inFamous video games creator

By on Aug 2, 2011 in Business, Gaming, Technology, United States Comments

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) has bought Sucker Punch Productions, which was noted to be Sony PlayStation’s long time partner and the company that created the video games Sly Cooper and inFamous.



A scene at inFamous 2 video game
Image Credit: SuckerPunch.com

According to the announcement by SCE on its official website on Tuesday, August 02, 2011, Sony acquired its long-time PlayStation platform games developer for an undisclosed amount.

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,” SCE WWS President Shuhei Yoshida said on the press release.

“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.” Yoshida added.

“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.” Sucker Punch Productions producer Brian Fleming was quoted on the report.

“Equally important, the relationship with SCE has provided us the flexibility and trust to take creative risks and invent new properties.” Fleming added, with the Bellevue-based video game company being the sixteenth studio to join the SCE WWS family.

According to reports, Sucker Punch have sold around seven million units worldwide for video games Sly Cooper and inFamous combined, with the sequel inFamous 2 being one of the top-selling video games in the US after it was last launched last June.



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