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Sony has acquired Marvel’s Spider-Man and Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac Games and added the famous studio to its portfolio of first-party teams. This will, unquestionably, strengthen the exclusive library of software on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, but speaking with Bloomberg, boss Shawn Layden has hinted that we may see more multiformat releases from the Japanese giant moving forwards.

“We must support the PlayStation platform – that is non-negotiable,” he said. “That said, you will see in the future some titles coming out of my collection of studios which may need to lean into a wider installed base.”

The executive was speaking largely about multiplayer titles, which is something that the platform holder has admitted it wants to make more of. The insinuation here, we assume, is that in order to compete with juggernauts like Fortnite, you need to release your titles everywhere. Are we tiptoeing towards a future without hardware borders?