Sony: “We’re Always Open” to Acquire New Studios, There’s “Always an Appetite”
Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios includes many developers, but apparently the company is still open to the idea of acquiring new studios for its line-up, as mentioned by Worldwide Studios North American boss Scott Rohde during an interview with Kinda Funny Games.
“I think we’re kinda in a sweet spot, but we’re always open to it. Remember, we worked with Sucker Punch for a decade before we acquired them. So there are those relationships that may even start with a smaller game and teams grow, and this is on a worldwide basis.
There’s always an appetite. If the relationship works and if both sides are loving the relationship and “wow, you did something great and we wanna see you grow to the next level” absolutely, we’re always looking at that.”
Rohde also explained that there’s no rule anywhere that establishes that the company needs to have only a set number of studios.
It’ll be interesting to see if Sony will increase the number of developers within the Worldwide Studios in the near future. They have a lot coming next year, but the more, the better.