EA Partners signs Insomniac Games for new multi-platform IP

Tuesday, 25 May 2010 16:00 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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EA Partners has signed Insomniac Games for the developer’s first multi-platform title ever. That’s right: Insomniac’s creating a 360 game.

The title is part of a new IP in development at Insomniac’s Burbank studio in California for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Terms of the deal were not announced, although the developer will keep control of all rights to the IP.

In its 16 year existence, until now, Insomniac has always created titles for PlayStation platforms, be that with Spyro the Dragon, Ratchet & Clank and Resistance.

“Working with EA Partners allows us to extend the reach of our games to a multiplatform audience while retaining ownership of the intellectual property,” said CEO of Insomniac, Ted Price.

“We are excited and eager to introduce Insomniac to a new group of gamers while reinforcing to our loyal fans what makes our games special.”

“Insomniac is renowned for their commitment to quality and their ability to create unique, exciting worlds for gamers to explore,” said EA Partners general manager, David DeMartini.

“We look forward to help them bring their next blockbuster franchise to the millions of diehard Insomniac fans on PlayStation and the soon to be millions of diehard Insomniac fans on Xbox 360.”

No date for the title was mentioned.

We chatted to Price and DeMartini about the deal last night. Get more on it here.

PR below.

INSOMNIAC GAMES SELECTS EA PARTNERS FOR NEW PUBLISHING
AGREEMENT

New Franchise Marks the Independent Studio’s First Multiplatform Release

Redwood Shores, Calif. – May 25, 2010 – Today, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced a publishing agreement with independent developer Insomniac Games that will bring the studio’s upcoming, all-new franchise to the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system.

This will be the first multiplatform release in Insomniac’s storied 16-year history.

Published through the distinguished EA Partners program, the new title will mark the introduction of a brand new universe from Insomniac, creators of the universally-acclaimed Spyro the Dragon, Ratchet & Clank and Resistance franchises that have combined to sell more than 35 million copies worldwide.

The still unnamed title is in production at the company’s Burbank studio. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

“Working with EA Partners allows us to extend the reach of our games to a multiplatform audience while retaining ownership of the intellectual property,” said Ted Price, founder and CEO of Insomniac Games.

“We are excited and eager to introduce Insomniac to a new group of gamers while reinforcing to our loyal fans what makes our games special.”

“This is an exciting day for all of us at EA Partners and for gamers everywhere,” said David DeMartini, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EA Partners. “Insomniac is renowned for their commitment to quality and their ability to create unique, exciting worlds for gamers to explore.

We look forward to help them bring their next blockbuster franchise to the millions of diehard Insomniac fans on PlayStation and the soon to be millions of diehard Insomniac fans on Xbox 360.”

Ship timing for the game was not announced.

For more information on Insomniac Games, please visit www.insomniacgames.com.
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