Sony’s gaming division will acquire God of War game developer Valkyrie Entertainment for an unknown amount. The acquisition was carried out with the aim of strengthening his PlayStation Studios.
“Today we’re announcing @valkyrieent will be joining the PlayStation Studios family,” PlayStation Studios Head Hermen Hulst tweeted last weekend.
Valkyrie will reportedly continue to be run by its current management team. “Studio will make an invaluable contribution to the premier PlayStation Studios franchise,” said Hulst.
Valkyrie has also made other popular titles such as Twisted Metal and inFAMOUS and has also worked on the Forza Motorsport franchise.
People have turned to video games for entertainment during the lockdown to prevent the spread of Covid-19 last year. That sparked a boom that hasn’t slowed down despite schools reopening and Covid-19 restrictions being relaxed.
God of War PC system requirements were announced recently by Santa Monica Studio. The detailed system requirements have five separate settings, allowing fans of action RPG games to play them without having to spend a fortune to upgrade their PCs.
Apart from that, Sony’s studio has also released a trailer showing the new features for PC, including improved graphics and effects. God of War will launch on PC on January 14th. The deal also marks the fifth acquisition of Sony Interactive Entertainment this year, following the purchases of Nixxes Software, ‘Returnal’ developer Housemarque, Bluepoint Games and Firesprite.