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Sony acquires Insomniac Games as first-party PlayStation studio

Published: 19/Aug/2019 20:15 Updated: 19/Aug/2019 20:58

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Sony Interactive Entertainment announced on August 19 that it has acquired Insomniac Studios, the developer behind Marvel’s Spider-Man, Spyro the Dragon, and Ratchet & Clank.

The news was announced in a press release, just shy of Gamescom 2019 which is taking place between August 20 – 24 in Cologne, Germany. 

“Insomniac Games is one of the most highly-acclaimed development studios in the industry and their legacy of best-in class storytelling and gameplay is unparalleled,” Sony Interactive Entertainment chairman Shawn Layden said.

E3 2015Shawn Leydon is chairman of SIE.

“We have enjoyed a strong collaborative partnership with the studio for many years, and are thrilled to officially welcome them to the Worldwide Studios family.” 

“The addition of Insomniac Games to SIE WWS (Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios) reiterates our commitment to developing world class gaming experiences that can only be found on the PlayStation platform.” he continued.

Marvel / Insomniac GamesInsomniac partnered up with Sony before to make PS4-exclusive Marvel’s Spider-Man.

Insomniac Games founder and CEO Ted Price also spoke out about the partnership, saying that it has widened the company’s potential incredibly.

“Joining the WWS family gives Insomniac even greater opportunities to achieve our studio vision of making positive and lasting impressions on people’s lives. “We’ve enjoyed a special relationship with PlayStation practically since our inception. Our partnership amplifies our potential, and Marvel’s Spider-Man was a testament to this.”

“We’re excited to take the next step in our growth alongside our longtime WWS partners. Most of all, we look forward to delivering fresh, new experiences for our fans.”

Insomniac GamesInsomniac also developed Spyro the Dragon.

PlayStation announced the partnership to the public on Twitter on August 18, and said that it is honored to work with Insomniac.

“Big news: @InsomniacGames is joining PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios! We are honored and thrilled to join forces with this legendary developer. Please join us in congratulating our friends and partners at Insomniac!” the tweet read.

This partnership could mean that future Insomniac titles will be PlayStation 4 exclusive, like Marvel’s Spider-Man.


FIFA 21 FUT Champs rewards completely broken as TOTW picks disappear

Published: 28/Jan/2021 9:32

by Alex Garton


FIFA 21 players are experiencing issues with this week’s FIFA 21 FUT Champs Weekend League. By the looks of it, players are not receiving the correct awards after finishing the event.

FIFA 21 has been released for nearly three months at this point and players have had the time to build up their Ultimate Team squads. For a lot of players, the FUT Champs Weekend is a fun way to earn some great rewards and improve their starting XI.

However, this weekend, a number of players have been complaining that they’ve received the wrong awards from the event. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time this has happened in FIFA, with a similar situation occurring back in November of last year.

FIFA 21 Gameplay
FIFA 21 was released on October 5, 2020.

FUT Champs rewards bug discovered in FIFA 21

A number of FIFA 21 players have reported issues receiving the correct awards on FIFA 21’s FUT Champs this weekend. Instead of receiving TOTY cards, players were receiving the standard version of players.

Of course, this left a lot of FIFA 21 fans feeling cheated out of the proper rewards that they should have earned. FUT Champs is already an event that takes a lot of effort to finish and complete. Now, without getting the correct rewards, players have been left upset and frustrated.

EA respond

Luckily, EA are aware of the situation and have expressed on their EA Help Twitter account that they’re investigating the issue: “We’re looking into reports from players about issues with the latest FUT Champions rewards… we’ll update you with more information as soon as we have it.”

For now, all players can do is wait for EA to amend the issue and hope they’re given the correct rewards.

We’ll be sure to update this article with the latest information when it becomes available.