Quantcast
Sony acquires Evolution Studios, Bigbig Studios: future effects unknown - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Sony acquires Evolution Studios, Bigbig Studios: future effects unknown


10:39 AM on 09.20.2007
Sony acquires Evolution Studios, Bigbig Studios: future effects unknown photo



According to this GamesIndustry.biz report, Sony has acquired Evolution Studios (of MotorStorm fame) and subsidiary Bigbig Studios (of Pursuit Force fame). Both companies had been so intrinsically linked (in theory, at least briefly) to the successes of their Sony platforms -- the PS3 and PSP, respectively -- that this move should come as no surprise, but the future benefit for Sony remains a mystery.

While MotorStorm was widely regarded as a gorgeous, slightly above-average arcade racing title, and Pursuit Force was a mildly underrated PSP game aimed at the Japanese market in the same way that SEGA's mid-90s Virtua titles were, neither company has truly demonstrated the kind of intense creativity usually associated with companies previously acquired by console manufacturers (Rare, Camelot, etc.). One assumes Sony has an ingenious master plan behind picking up the development houses, or that they were extremely cheap. Based on recent history, it could really go either way.

That said, does any of this news mean anything to any of you? It's my job to read through this sort of thing and analyze the future effects it may have, but I swear I almost blew my head off halfway through the article. Dale "Baby Rain" North gets to go to f*%&ing Tokyo and I'm stuck here in the States writing boring sh*$ about a story that I couldn't get excited about with all the drugs in Thailand coursing through the veins of the nubile coeds straddling various parts of my anatomy. If I was a dog, I'd be a very sad looking dog right now.






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







Evolution Studios

1:32 PM on 06.11.2014
Driveclub has the best dynamic weather engine I've ever seen

At E3 yesterday, Evolution Studios showed off a brand new build of Driveclub that highlights their impressive weather simulation system. This build was so new that it needed to be streamed over from the art director's co...more



10:00 AM on 06.01.2014
Driveclub made quite the impression on me with these 4 new videos

After missing it's expected launch release date, Driveclub retreated into the dark before resurfacing recently. Driveclub continues its coming out party this week, releasing four new videos. The first three are the expected ...more



9:00 AM on 05.22.2014
It looks like Iíll be playing Driveclub this fall

It’s been about a year since I’ve played upcoming PS4 racer Driveclub. It debuted at E3 last year; I found myself rushing to my PlayStation appointment to get my hands on it. I can’t tell you how disappointe...more



View all Evolution Studios






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more