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Insomniac: “We’re still super tight with Sony”

Tuesday, 25th May 2010 16:38 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Insomniac has taken to Twitter to reassure fans that it still plans to support its PS3 franchises, in light of its mulitplatform deal with EA.

According to various tweets, which can be found here, the multiplatform deal is for the new game only, the firm is still “super tight with Sony”, and is committed to both the Resistance and Ratchet and Clank franchises.

Also, since Sony owns the Ratchet IP, it will always remain exclusive to PS3.

The firm also confirmed that it’s “still working on PS3 exclusives”.

What got fans all in a flurry this morning was the announcement of the new multiplatform IP deal the company signed with EA Partners.

The title is part of a new IP in development at Insomniac’s Burbank studio in California for PS3 and Xbox 360 – which is the first time in 16-years the firm will be developing a game for something other than PS3.

Insomniac’s Ted Price confirmed this to Pat in an interview, and said that the deal allows the developer to “continue to make fantastic games and to reach as many players as possible”, as well as own its intellectual property.

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  1. Razor

    R3 here we come.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=248220

    Sony: “We look forward to unveiling Insomniac’s next PS3 exclusive properties in the near future.”

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    …which is the same statement we were given here. :P

    #3 4 years ago
  4. onlineatron

    Only ratchet is Sony owned?

    So Insomniac own Resistance?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Johnny Cullen

    No, Resistance is owned by Sony as well, I think.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    Well yeah Johnny, it not like i didnt see it… Its just that i said it with more style! :P

    And yeah, Sony own the Resistance IP.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. NiceFellow

    @4 Sony own Ratchet and Resistance (could that be a game title?) IP.

    Any multi-platform IP from Insomniac will be new.

    Resistance 3 is probably going to be delivered as some of the promised continued support for PS3.

    Not sure about more R&C. The two HD titles sold okay I believe but below the (presumably much cheaper to make) PS2 R&C titles.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Withnail

    “which is the first time in 16-years the firm will be developing a game for something other than PS3.”

    I don’t think so.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. No_PUDding

    The point is, as Insomniac were independent, they could not survive if there WEREN’T an annual title (especially with the numbers hey were moving).

    Now they can afford to stay independent and indulge in longer development cycles, becuase they have doubled their market.

    It has nothing to do with Sony wanting an annual game from them, everything to do with Insomniac dealing with their overhead.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. onlineatron

    I wonder if Insomniac wanted to be bought?

    If they did it must have been hard for Insomniac to see developers like Guerilla Games and Media Molecule be bought after one title whilst Insomniac dedicated 14 years to Sony.

    #10 4 years ago