The 2019 European Games is a multi-sport event held in Minsk, Belarus from 21 to 30 June 2019.
The medal table is based on information provided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and is consistent with IOC convention in its published medal tables. By default, the table is ordered by the number of gold medals the athletes from a nation have won, where nation is an entity represented by a National Olympic Committee (NOC). The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If nations are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically.
Host nation (Belarus)
- “Medals standings”. Organising Committee responsible for the inaugural European Games in Minsk. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
Sony Acquires ‘Spider-Man’ Developer Insomniac Games
Sony is gobbling up Insomniac Games, the studio behind the wildly successful Marvel’s Spider-Man and the long-running Ratchet & Clank franchise. When the deal is done, the studio’s 25+ year run as an independent developer will draw to a close.
Of course, nobody would blame you for thinking that Insomniac was already owned by Sony, given their long history of making Sony exclusives. In fact, Insomniac has made a number of titles for other platforms over the years.
This news means no more Microsoft exclusives like the wacky Sunset Overdrive and probably no more Oculus Rift games—Insomniac will likely focus on PS VR content if it continues to develop virtual reality titles, something Sony will no doubt want to capitalize on.
Sony also announced that Marvel’s Spider-Man was the best-selling Spidey game of all time, selling 13.2 million copies worldwide by the end of July, 2019. That’s impressive especially given the fact that it was a PS4 exclusive (though clearly far too many didn’t buy the game and need to—it’s well worth your time and money).
Insomniac Games will be the 14th in-house developer for Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Worldwide Studios (SIE WWS). The details of the acquisition, including the amount Sony paid to buy the studio, remain confidential. Current management is expected to remain in charge post-acquisition, working in conjunction with SIE WWS San Mateo.
The really good news here—though it’s entirely unsurprising—is that a Spider-Man sequel is even more likely now, almost certainly for the PS5 though possibly for both PS4 and PS5.