The answer to every question you've just posed isn't really "Sony", it's Avi Arad. Guy is well respected in the industry for making money but consistently churns out sloppy garbage. He's directly responsible for every non-MCU, non-XMen Marvel film of the last 2 decades, the vast majority of which have been legitimately shit. His only well received films in two decades were Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2, Phil Lord's Spider-Verse (he didn't directly produce the Tom Holland Spider-Man films, nor Raimi's first).
He expanded to produce some non-Marvel content a few years ago, starting with the Ghost in the Shell movie which was rife with accusations of miscasting, it bombed hard. He's repeating now with both Uncharted and Borderlands.