Microsoft has acquired quite a few development studios over the years who have worked on titles for the Xbox One and PC. Sony didn’t follow in its footsteps but it appears that the Japanese giant is now thinking about doing the same thing. Sony has confirmed that it’s thinking about buying development studios.
Sony Interactive Entertainment President Jim Ryan confirmed to Nikkei that the company is thinking about acquiring game development studios. Ryan believes that the content will now become more important than ever as major tech companies like Google enter the market with their game streaming services.
There have been no reports so far about any potential development studios that Sony might have its eye on. Ryan hasn’t revealed whether the company is in advanced talks with any studios for an acquisition. It goes without saying, though, Sony would be looking at multiple options before it decides which studio or studios are worth acquiring in order to achieve what it’s trying to.
Sony’s acquisition of game development studios might result in more exclusives for the company’s upcoming console. Sony is already working on the PlayStation 5 and it’s expected to be released next year. It will certainly be interesting to see how this plays out.