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EA Partners, Insomniac announce Outernauts for Facebook

Wednesday, 9th May 2012 13:13 GMT By Johnny Cullen

EA Partners and Insomniac have both announced today Outernauts, a brand new IP from the latter that’ll launch on Facebook this summer.


Outernauts will be Insomniac’s first foray into Facebook gaming, having previously stuck to HD consoles.

“We see a huge opportunity to reach an entirely different audience of gamers through Facebook,” said Insomniac CEO Ted Price.

“As we have demonstrated for nearly twenty years in the console games space, we’re confident we can help evolve the definition of a game experience on Facebook.

“With Outernauts, we are delivering a deep story with real RPG strategy, coupled with Insomniac’s signature sense of humour.”

Outernauts is an adventure RPG where players will become part of the United Earth’s Outernaut force, who capture and train exotic aliens whilst battling pirates and evil corporations.

Players will get to “explore planets, harvest loot, and fight asynchronously alongside or against friends to master a wild, untamed universe,” according to the EA press release.

Outernauts launches this summer, but is currently in closed beta testing. Insomniac and EA Partners also have PS3 and 360 title Overstrike on the books, but hasn’t been seen since E3 last year.

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3 Comments

  1. Yoshi

    What’s with all these games with names finishing with ‘nauts’?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. The_Red

    What did you say? A Facebook game? Well, at least I know one new EA / Insomniac game that I won’t be caring about at all.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Eregol

    Good to see Insomniac being massively successful in big budget games now they’ve no longer exclusive to Sony.

    #3 2 years ago

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