Sony has acquired Valkyrie Entertainment, a game developer that is working on God of War: Ragnarok and has assisted with first-party projects for both PlayStation and Xbox.
The God of War franchise has enjoyed a bit of resurgence lately. Following the launch of 2018's God of War, we're getting a PC port of that game, a card game, and a hilarious children's book. The biggest new addition, however, is God of War: Ragnarok, which was announced last year and is expected to arrive sometime in 2022.
Valkyrie Entertainment has already been helping with the development of God of War: Ragnarok. Now, it's officially joining the Sony family to continue assisting with the development of its first-party titles.
Valkyrie Entertainment Brings Decades of Experience to God of War: Ragnarok
Sony's acquisition of Valkyrie Entertainment was announced while the company was in the middle of assisting with God of War: Ragnarok's development -- something of a specialty of Valkyrie Entertainment.
Valkyrie Entertainment has worked on quite a few large games in a supporting role over the years. You've surely heard of them all -- Halo Infinite, Valorant, and Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 are counted among the many titles it has contributed to since the studio was first founded in 2002.
"Valkyrie Entertainment is a highly adaptable and respected studio which has produced high-quality work on a range of platforms from console to PC; and a variety of styles from action to games-as-a-service titles," Head of PlayStation Studios Hermen Hulst said in a press release. "Valkyrie’s diverse capabilities will be welcomed by every team at PlayStation Studios as we continue to focus on delivering extraordinary gaming experiences."
The day-to-day operations will continue to be handled by Valkyrie's current management. It seems like not much will change at the company -- except for the fact that it's really unlikely it will help out with any more Xbox games in the future. Considering its work on PC games, this may also be a signal of Sony's intent to further expand its offerings on the platform in the future.
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