Insomniac aiming for Meta 90 with EAP title, says DeMartini

Monday, 6 September 2010 20:32 GMT By Johnny Cullen


EA Partners boss David DeMartini has told Eurogamer the firm’s new title with Insomniac Games is being given an aim of 90 on MetaCritic.

The publisher had announced the deal with the California-based studio back in May, which seen its 16-year PlayStation-only code go out the window to develop a PS3-360 title for the first time ever.

DeMartini told the site in Cologne during gamescom it had already gotten “a really great creative idea” and it had been “breaking new ground”.

“Insomniac makes really high-quality experiences that consumers love, and they’re doing that again,” he said.

They are breaking some ground with regards to gameplay. But I’m not going to sit here and say, ‘Yeah, they’re going 4D.’

“Insomniac regularly has set a bar at 90 in Metacritic. I think this game is going to exceed that bar. It is a really great creative idea that they’re executing on marvellously so far,” he added.

DeMartini went on to hint it won’t be before long before we see the title in action for the first time.

“I think sooner rather than later we’re going to be sharing some early concepts on that one because they’ve made so much progress. They’re in a great position.”

Not much is known on the EAP title, other than Insomniac’s main studio in Burbank, California will be handling development on the game.

The developer did announce in Germany three weeks ago two new titles from California and its new studio in North Carolina, respectively: Ratchet & Clank: All4One from its NC studio, and the much anticipated Resistance 3 in Burbank, both for PS3.

Both of which will be out for 2011.