Insomniac “builds franchises,” don’t expect Outernauts to go “away anytime soon”

Thursday, 10th May 2012 20:09 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Insomniac has said its Facebook title, Outernauts, won’t be just a one-off entry but the start of a new franchise. Speaking with Gamasutra, lead designer Rowan Belden-Clifford said the studio is in the business of building franchises, “so don’t expect Outernauts to be going away anytime soon.” He also said with the firm is interested in seeing “where Facebook, mobile and tablet games go in the future,” the team is entirely focused on its first foray into the social games market, and for now a mobile version isn’t in the cards. For those uninterested in social titles, there’s always Overstrike, the firm’s first-person, four-player co-op shooter in development through EA Partners in works.



  1. evulhotdog

    Type-o. Fabebook.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. TheWulf

    I still can’t believe that… well…

    Insomniac is developing for the PC, now!

    The world just got a little better.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. polygem

    indeed. insomniac are definitley among my top 10 fave game developers…

    #3 3 years ago
  4. mehdidante

    i cand understand why u guys are happy . its just another facebook game . they will create it in a week and thats it

    #4 3 years ago
  5. TheWulf


    They are! And they somehow continue to exist mostly outside the mainstream. (Except for that terrible future-shooter that I keep forgetting the name of. Resistance?)

    It’s just a shame that they can’t bring Ratchet & Clank to the PC, but Sony owns that IP (I believe). And Sony tends to be greedy and tight-fisted in regards to that, despite the fact that it would make them money.

    But yeah, PS3 owners have been lucky (and good for them, really!) because like you said, Insomniac are some of the best.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. TheWulf


    Have you seen what they’ve released on it so far? Frankly, it looks like you’re wrong. Besides, this isn’t EA or Activision we’re talking about here, it’s Insomniac.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. fearmonkey

    facebook game = I will never play it.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Phoenixblight


    ANd they will make hand over fist still without your support.=-P

    #8 3 years ago
  9. polygem

    @5: “Except for that terrible future-shooter that I keep forgetting the name of. Resistance”

    hehe i hear you. they tried real hard to get just another AAA scifi shooter done. i know what you mean. i for one still like resistance. the weapons in this game are amazing fun, it plays smooth like a dream…if you close your eyes a little it sometimes feels like playing a dark and gritty ratchet game. the bullseye is one of the coolest videogame weapons ever.

    i hope with their next full multiplat AAA game they go more in the ratchet direction and not the fps path.

    hearing bungie and insomniac going multiplat was among the greatest things in gaming for a long long time for me…it´s so good for everyone.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Gadzooks!

    Dear Insomniac,

    The public will decide if your IP goes or stays, thankyouvermuch.

    Now go develop a non-FPS console game. Your shooters suck.

    #10 3 years ago

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