PlayStation Exclusives could one day include PC versions.
Speaking to Bloomberg this week, Shawn Layden, Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios chairman, teased a potential change to the way they run the PlayStation Exclusives. He said: “We must support the PlayStation platform — that is nonnegotiable,
“That said, you will see in the future some titles coming out of my collection of studios which may need to lean into a wider installed base.”
It looks as though Layden was referring not to PC versions of multiplayer titles, rather than them suddenly opening games up to Nintendo or similar.
This comes as Sony officially announced that it acquired Insomniac Games, the development team behind the wildly successful PlayStation 4 exclusive, Marvel’s Spider-Man.
Sony announced the news on social media, writing: “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!”
Although news broke last night that Spider-Man is officially out of the MCU, according to Deadline. It is reported that following Disney’s purchase of Marvel, they have allegedly failed to reach an agreement with Sony over the use of the Spider-Man character.
A dispute that has taken place over the past few months among the top dogs of Disney and Sony has essentially removed Feige, and the future involvement of Marvel from the Spider-Man universe, sources told the publication.
According to the publication, Disney had asked for a 50/50 co-financing agreement between the two studios on future Spider-Man films but Sony turned that initial offer down.
Sony came forward with a proposition to keep the arrangement similar to the terms that dictated the first two Spider-Man MCU films, meaning that Disney would only receive 5% of first dollar gross, but apparently Disney then further refused that deal.
Deadline also claims that Sony believes it will manage perfectly fine without Feige and the Marvel gang, despite the fact that his last few films for the franchise were some of the highest grossing blockbusters of all time.
According to Deadline, there is currently no comment from Marvel/Disney, Feige or Sony Pictures about the ‘axing’ of Spider-Man as we currently know it.
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