2 min read

Sony will keep acquiring game studios to sustain "virtuous cycle" of success

SIE boss Jim Ryan says the PlayStation maker intends to pursue even more acquisitions.

Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Jim Ryan says the PlayStation maker will continue acquiring game studios to bolster its first-party credentials.

During the latest episode of the PlayStation podcast (via VGC), Ryan suggested the company's proactive approach to M&As will create a "virtuous cycle where success begets success."

"We’re in a really good place with PlayStation Studios and have been for the past few years. The critical success and the commercial success of the games that they’ve been making has given us permission to invest heavily in content creation," commented Ryan.

"We’re growing our studios organically and we’re growing through acquisition. We acquired five studios during the course of 2021, we're in discussions with Bungie and we have more planned. This is getting us into a virtuous cycle where success begets success."

Those deals include the purchase of Demon's Souls developer Bluepoint Games, Returnal maker Housemarque, and God of War support studio Valkyrie Entertainment. PlayStation also nabbed PC port specialist Nixxes Software and The Persistence VR maker Firesprite, and earlier this year agreed to buy Destiny creator Bungie for $3.6 billion.

Ryan was speaking shortly after Sony announced it will be relaunching PlayStation Plus to create something that feels very similar to Xbox Game Pass.

The revamped service will grant Premium subscribers access to over 700 titles including some first-party content, but unlike Xbox Game Pass won't include day one access to all first-party titles.

Latest Jobs


Chicago, Illinois

Build a Rocket Boy Games

Edinburgh, Scotland
Lead Animation Programmer

Windwalk Games

Austin, Texas
Game Designer

Sucker Punch Productions

Bellevue, Washington
Campaign Director
More Jobs   


Register for a
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Account

Game Developer Newsletter


Register for a

Game Developer Account

Gain full access to resources (events, white paper, webinars, reports, etc)
Single sign-on to all Informa products

Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Follow us


Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more