Sony Computer Entertainment acquires Sucker Punch Productions

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) has acquired Sucker Punch Productions, creators of the top-selling Sly Cooper and inFamous franchises. Sucker Punch Productions will join the global development operation of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS).  Day-to-day operations will continue to be run by the current management team and company founders in conjunction with SCE WWS Foster City Studio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Based in Bellevue, Washington, Sucker Punch Productions is the developer of the Sly Cooper series for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the inFamous franchise on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, with combined franchise sales surpassing seven million units worldwide. Best known for signature creative talents, including award winning animation and art direction, visual style, immersive storylines, strong characters and highly interactive worlds, Sucker Punch has created some of the most successful games in PlayStation history.

Day-to-day operations will continue to be run by the current management team and company founders in conjunction with SCE WWS Foster City Studio.  Financial terms of this arrangement are not disclosed.

“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,” saidShuhei 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.”

USA, Foster City, CA & Bellevue, WA

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