Resistance And Ratchet Creators Focusing On PS3, Xbox 360

Insomniac Games, creators of PlayStation staples Ratchet & Clank and Resistance, say they'll continue to stick to console games for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but not the next PlayStation Portable, Sony's NGP.

At the developer's community day in Hollywood, California today, Insomniac senior community manager James Stevenson told fans that the game maker is "totally focused on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360" right now. It currently has Resistance 3 and Rachet & Clank All 4 One in development, as well as an as-yet-unrevealed multi-platform game for Electronic Arts.

While Insomniac would "support Sony" in the development of games for the NGP, "it's probably not something we would develop in-house".

That's typical of Insomniac, which has primarily focused on PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 development. Portable games based on Insomniac's best known franchises have been handled by teams like Sony Bend and High Impact Games.

Sony has already announced a title based on the Resistance series for the NGP. That game is being developed by Nihilistic Software.

Insomniac Games recently announced a new division, Insomniac Click, a small studio that will concentrate on making social games for web and mobile platforms.


Comments

    What a bunch of crap insomniac flaking out to a crappy console yet also smartphones...super gay if u ask me I will not,buy another title from insomniac if its multiplat only if its ps3 exclusive

      I totally agree with you :\. I can't believe that they would turn their backs on their fans like this, I have got just about every game in both of their main series and now they are offering their talents to xbox 360 via EA! I'm starting to hate those fat cats at EA more and more every day, for god's sake this sucks so much, after all Sony has done for them. I hope this is only temporary or if not that they make exclusive titles for PS3 every once in a while...

        Umm...are you guys serious? Sony has no ownership over them, they can do whatever they want. The fact that they're continuing Ratchet and Resistance (And keeping them ps3 exclusive) should show that they still respect what Sony has done for them. This isn't a Rare size betrayal, this a talented company that's trying to expand into new territories while still keeping their loyalty to Sony. Insomniac is a gamer driven company and we should be supportive of their drive and ambition. If you love something you sometimes have to let it go free.

          Agreed. It's not like they're turning their back on the PS3. They're still continuing their Sony-exclusive franchises, and their new one is still going to be on PS3 as well as 360. And remember it cuts both ways, too - PS3 is now being supported by Valve and Bungie. More people get to play games by great developers, and those developers make more money to continue making great games. Everybody benefits.

    This might affect me if I wanted to play Ratchet or Resistance on NGP. But I dont. So it doesnt.

    Besides, as it says, Insomniac concentrate on home console platforms. Im sure there will be a pisspoor Ratchet conversion as well as that of Resistance ;)

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