Insomniac aiming for Meta 90 with EAP title, says DeMartini

Monday, 6th 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.



  1. Tallon 4

    Metacritic is becoming pretty important to some

    #1 4 years ago
  2. onlineatron

    I’m glad Insomniac are taking their time on the new titles (All 4 One, R3 and this}.

    I love Insomniac and their games, but this gen they seem to have coasted a bit. All their titles have been fun and good but nothing really ground-breaking… The new 3 year dev cycle could aid this.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    Good luck to them. They have power, talent, experience to do it.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. LePlatypus

    I wish Activision didn’t obtain the Spyro IP and Sony still had it and Insomniac made a new one. Spyro 2 and 3 (1 was good but not as good as those) were the greatest games that gen. Where the fuck is Spyro on the EU PS store!

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    @4 I agree with everything, except that i liked all Spyro games.
    1st Spyro is also great.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. LePlatypus

    @5 I couldn’t really get into it. It wasn’t as linear as the other ones. Once you beat Gnasty Gnorc (which is a piece of piss) there wasn’t much to do afterwards unlike Spyro 2 and 3 when you can collect gems which had a purpose like Spyro 3 to 117% complete it

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    @6 Agree, but still it’s nostalgia.

    The worst part for me in the game, don’t remember what the part was..
    When Spyro was on skateboard. Felt so unnatural for this world. But gameplay was awesome.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. LePlatypus

    @7 That bit was awesome. Spyro was full of gameplay variety and I loved going back to the boxing and skateboarding cause they were so awesome. I miss Insomniac spyro games :(

    #8 4 years ago
  9. LordCancer

    lol “were trying to make an awesome game” -insomniac. “No Way, Reaaaallly?” -me.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Gekidami

    Actually its EA saying this. I dont think IG are actually working on their EA game yet. Well, we might see some “concepts” soon. Cool, drawings…

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Isuru86

    They should develop Prototype 2 !

    #11 4 years ago
  12. LordCancer

    I don’t think anyone sets out to make a “bad” game… “90 meta”… game probably two years before it’s to be shown… never to early to buy review scores…

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Crysis

    InSomniac gave up on Spyro because he had no hands

    #13 4 years ago
  14. OlderGamer

    IMO, Metacritic is over rated.

    Meta loves big budget, AAA. franchises whos companies advertise massivly on many of Metas sites. I think it is two parts scam and one part “who cares”.

    Sure we see a few gems properly praised, but we also tend to see already hyped games get love they don’t deserve. Sometimes that is reflected in actual sales and sometimes not. All too often we see a bad big name get a uppewr middle rating(think 70/75), instead of getting the rating that most people could agree on(much lower).

    As a general rule, the only reviewers I trust anymore are myself(afterplaying a demo), and friends I know in the real world.

    Who is going to tell you that Game X from Company B doesn’t live up to the franchise name or the hype, when company B is spending a collective millions on advertising space for their push of game X?


    MetaCritic is a great idea but in the end does very little.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. LOLshock94

    this is Insomniac argggghhhhhhhhhhh

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Crab of Thunder

    Acheiving 90 is definetly not easy, good luck to them lol
    I like Metacritic for the round up of reviews, though the scores can be wrong sometimes.

    #16 4 years ago

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