Rumour – EA Partners site suggests new Populous, Insomniac and Respawn games in FY2013

Friday, 3rd February 2012 03:09 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Internet sleuthing has uncovered what seems to be two unannounced games due in the next 12 months, plus a third, much-anticipated project.

A NeoGaf user claims to have stumbled across a wiki page labelled “EAP Marketing FY13 Home Page” – the site has since been protected with a login.

The user claims to have found a list of the following titles on the site: The Secret World; Overstrike; Populous; Outernauts; Respawn.

Both Funcom’s The Secret World and Insomniac’s Overstrike are to be published by EA Partners (commonly abbreviated to EAP) during FY2013 – April 2012 to March 2013 – but the others are a little more mysterious.

Populous is a classic Pete Molyneux-created property owned by EA; no news of a revival of the god sim has surfaced, but fellow Bullfrog production Syndicate has been rebooted as a co-op shooter due for release in february.

A domain registration for Outernauts by Insomniac Games suggests a second collaboration with EA Partners from the Ratchet & Clank developer.

Respawn is likely to refer to the new game from Respawn Entertainment, a new studio founded by former Infinity War heads Jason West and Vince Zampella after their dramatic break with Activision.

The authenticity of the site and its contents has not been established.

Thanks, Superannuation.



  1. Johnny Cullen

    Big fan of what EA Partners has been doing as of late. New Insomniac and Respawn in FY2013 is only a good thing (even though we’re still to fully see Overstrike).

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Maximum Payne

    That’s not bad for Respawn.They probably going to announced on E3 so we can hype until 2013 :)

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Blerk

    As long as they don’t reimagine Populous as a gritty four-player co-op first-person shooter, we’ll be fine.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Johnny Cullen

    Except they totally will.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. m2stech

    Mother of god! so that’s what the new Maxis’ project is!

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    @3, with tanks, shitty plots, linear scripted events with cut-scenes, with BRO trailers.

    It’s cool Blerk.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. The_Red

    @3 Either that or releasing the SNES version as a freemium Facebook title.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. DSB

    Well, at least they have their work cut out trying to make Populous into an FPS.

    I’d be happy if they’d just release Populous 3 on GOG already.

    #8 3 years ago

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