Sucker Punch, the studio responsible for the Sly Cooper and Infamous franchises, has been bought out by Sony Computer Entertainment.
Sony Computer Entertainment announced today it was acquiring Sucker Punch Productions--the development house responsible for both the Infamous and Sly Cooper franchises. Sucker Punch will become the sixteenth studio operating under the SCE Worldwide Studios umbrella.
Sucker Punch Productions was founded in 1997, and released its first title, Rocket: Robot On Wheels, two years later. In 2002 it released Sly Cooper: Theivius Racoonus for the PlayStation 2, and that was followed by two further Sly Cooper games for the same platform. The company made the jump to the PlayStation 3 when it launched the critically acclaimed Infamous franchise in 2009, with Infamous 2 hitting shelves earlier this summer.
At E3 2011 a new Sly Cooper game, Thieves in Time, was confirmed, but this is not being developed by Sucker Punch. No other titles have been confirmed as being in production at the studio.