You may have taken Bungie from independent, albeit exclusive, developer to multi-platform developer, but EA just took a 16 year exclusive developer out sailing into the waters of the multi-platform development.
We have no idea what the IP will be, we just know Insomniac Games — developer of the beloved Ratchet & Clank
series, flagship FPS Resistance
for the PS3, and the missing-in-action Spyro
— is putting together a game that will make an appearance of a system that isn't owned by Sony.
I bet the majority of you stopped reading after the title, but for those of you still reading along I applaud you and there will be cookies and milk at my place this evening. You are invited. Oh yes, here is the press release for you as well:
INSOMNIAC GAMES SELECTS EA PARTNERS FOR NEW PUBLISHING
New Franchise Marks the Independent Studio’s First Multiplatform Release
Redwood Shores, Calif. – May 25, 2010 – Today, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced a publishing agreement with independent developer Insomniac Games that will bring the studio’s upcoming, all-new franchise to the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system.
This will be the first multiplatform release in Insomniac’s storied 16-year history.
Published through the distinguished EA Partners program, the new title will mark the introduction of a brand new universe from Insomniac, creators of the universally-acclaimed Spyro the Dragon, Ratchet & Clank and Resistance franchises that have combined to sell more than 35 million copies worldwide.
The still unnamed title is in production at the company’s Burbank studio. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“Working with EA Partners allows us to extend the reach of our games to a multiplatform audience while retaining ownership of the intellectual property,” said Ted Price, founder and CEO of Insomniac Games.
“We are excited and eager to introduce Insomniac to a new group of gamers while reinforcing to our loyal fans what makes our games special.”
“This is an exciting day for all of us at EA Partners and for gamers everywhere,” said David DeMartini, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EA Partners. “Insomniac is renowned for their commitment to quality and their ability to create unique, exciting worlds for gamers to explore.
We look forward to help them bring their next blockbuster franchise to the millions of diehard Insomniac fans on PlayStation and the soon to be millions of diehard Insomniac fans on Xbox 360.”
Ship timing for the game was not announced.
For more information on Insomniac Games, please visit www.insomniacgames.com.