Today, Twitter users were in their flow as usual when an interesting tweet from PlayStation Studios Manager Herman Hulst appeared. It announced that Valkyrie Entertainment had been acquired by Sony to join PlayStation Studios. You can check on his tweet here.
If you are wondering who this company is, I was there with you when it was announced. Valkyrie Entertainment is a games company that partners with many developing companies such as Santa Monica Studios and Riot Games to help them create their worlds. In particular, they helped create the Final Realm and various other locations in God of War. They have also helped build assets in League of Legends, Valorant, Halo Infinite, and the Forza Motorsport series. These games and others can be seen as strengths they helped create in the graphic below.
It is common in the video game industry to outsource the creation of assets or even character models to other game development companies. As long as the game is assembled and working when it is released, many games pass through the hands of different development teams.
Welcome to the PlayStation family, Valkyrie Entertainment!