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Insomniac’s Ted Price says the industry’s malaise mandated drastic changes to Fuse sci-fi game

VB - Insomniac Games’ new cooperative-style sci-fi shooting game Fuse has already lit a few controversies. When Insomniac first revealed it at the E3 trade show in 2011, it was a comic title called Overstrike. But the development team did some soul-searching and decided to re-create Fuse’s tone as a serious game with intense, mature combat, akin to the fierce battles in Gears of War. The change raised hackles among fans, some of whom preferred the previous style, but it unleashes Insomniac’s developers to make the game that they want to build.

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Abash1325d ago

"But the development team did some soul-searching and decided to re-create Fuse’s tone as a serious game with intense, mature combat, akin to the fierce battles in Gears of War."

Translation: Insomniac sold the soul of the game in the hopes they could recreate the expected sales estimates to be on par with Gears of War.

GSpartan7771325d ago

Eh as soon as they decided to have EA be the publisher for this game actually. You have to cater to their investors first, before gamers.

BitbyDeath1325d ago

Insomniac should never second guess themselves.
Hope they learn their lesson from this.

GSpartan7771325d ago (Edited 1325d ago )

Not surprising to see him say that, but still disappointed that they did. Fuse does look like it has potential, it's just that the aura surrounding the game now has been very negative. And the game in a way represents the conflict there is with what devs/publishers/investors/game rs want.

majiebeast1325d ago (Edited 1325d ago )

Fuse might bomb very bad with its current release date. Its up against

-Bioshock infinite
-Tomb raider
-God of war accension
-Gears of war judgement
-Starcraft 2:HoS
-Sly 4

I would buy any of these games before i even think about buying Fuse.

kneon1325d ago

But had the game still been Overstrike rather than the watered down Fuse it would have been at the top of my list.

Hanso1325d ago

might?
it will bomb there is no doubt
i wish they would return to overstrike ..

DOMination-1324d ago

Overstrike looked just as bad. I remember being very overwhelmed watching that trailer. Seemed like a poor mans borderline.

MasterD9191325d ago

I agree with the consensus here that because this game is now known for a drastic change, I have almost no interest in playing it.

For their sake, I hope a demo is released...Otherwise, it's destined to be overlooked and/or passed on.

Creative integrity being wiped away because of what some publisher thinks? No gamer likes the sound of that.

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