Sony World wide Studios has acquired Sly Cooper and inFamous developer Sucker Punch for an undisclosed sum.
The Washington-based outfit will be the sixteenth to join the corporation and will continue to be run by the existing management team, in conjunction with SCE WWS Foster City Studio.
"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," said president of SCE WWS, Shuhei Yoshida. "We are delighted to officially welcome them to the SCE family.
"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."
"We've enjoyed an incredible relationship with Sony that has allowed us to combine our creative design capabilities with their guidance to make some of the best franchises to hit the PlayStation platforms," added Sucker Punch's Brian Fleming.
"Equally important, the relationship with SCE has provided us the flexibility and trust to take creative risks and invent new properties. As a part of the Sony Computer Entertainment group we look forward to introducing more innovative content and providing consumers with exciting, new interactive experiences."