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Sony Interactive Entertainment Boss Jim Ryan Reveals the Company’s Plans to Acquire New Studios Which Might Give Them a Competitive Edge Over Their Rivals

Published 09/25/2023, 1:36 PM EDT

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After Microsoft acquired Activision, the pressure was on for Sony. While Jim Ryan the CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment has been planning on their next move. Although the PlayStation 5 is currently the leading console in the market, the CEO has been working on something to push it to new heights. With a recent leak from the FTC vs. Microsoft case revealing Sony’s future plans, the community is at the edge of its seats.

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While Microsoft just acquired Activision Blizzard King, Sony has been under the spotlight for their next movie. Recently a post on Twitter revealed Sony’s plans for the future, and what was unveiled left the fans in shock. Sony plans on taking over three major gaming studios, if the acquisition is successful, Sony might regain the lead it has over Microsoft.

Jim Ryan’s plans for Sony


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After acquiring Bungie, the studio behind Halo, Sony seems to be on a new trajectory with its plans to buy out companies like Rockstar Games, Square Enix, and Konami. This information was leaked from the documents of the FTC vs. Microsoft case. All of this was disclosed to the audience by a post on Twitter.

Although there is no official word from Sony on this, the post showed how Sony plans to enhance the PlayStation ecosystem by acquiring companies that excel in areas where the company’s presence may not be as strong.


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Sony’s interest in buyouts stems from its unwavering dedication to enhancing the PlayStation community. By Acquiring these companies, Sony is trying to grow their community and increase engagement from players who play their games.

Games that could come in with buyouts

As the three companies that Sony is interested in taking over are large studios, acquiring them will Sony access to all their libraries. Along with many important titles, Sony is also acquiring knowledge and resources from each company. In the circumstance that Sony does buy out the companies they were planning on, players can expect to see more action from games like the GTA or the Red Dead Redemption series after the Rockstar buyout.


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Another big studio in discussion was Square Enix Studios, the makers of the Final Fantasy series. While Final Fantasy is their most famous game, players might also get games like the SaGa series, Dragon Quest series, and games from Kingdom Hearts.

The last studio mentioned in the post is Komani, the maker of the classic hits Frogger and Contra. Some iconic games might make it to the PlayStation 5 soon. With games like Silent Hill 2 and Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater around the horizon, players will get to see many amazing titles with the acquisition.


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Whether Sony ends up making these buyouts is something will will have to see in the future, for now, all fans can do is wait for the next announcement.

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Written by:

Viren Mirpuri


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Viren is an Esports Writer at EssentiallySports. With a Mass Media degree in one hand and a gaming controller in another, he is set to document every milestone in the gaming industry. As an Esports journalist, he has covered over 500 articles about what is fresh in the scene.
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Ananya Giri