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Submitted by -Mezzo- 1153d ago | interview

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. (Fuse, PS3, Ted Price, Xbox 360)

Abash  +   1153d 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.
GenoZStriker  +   1153d 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.
BitbyDeath  +   1153d ago
Insomniac should never second guess themselves.
Hope they learn their lesson from this.
GenoZStriker  +   1153d 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.
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majiebeast  +   1153d 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.
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kneon  +   1153d ago
But had the game still been Overstrike rather than the watered down Fuse it would have been at the top of my list.
Hanso  +   1153d ago
might?
it will bomb there is no doubt
i wish they would return to overstrike ..
DOMination-  +   1153d ago
Overstrike looked just as bad. I remember being very overwhelmed watching that trailer. Seemed like a poor mans borderline.
AlucardFury  +   1153d ago
It will flop anyways...
MasterD919  +   1153d 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.
Nakiro  +   1153d ago
It's unfortunate because Insomniac is not Insomniac anymore, they used to be unique and Overstrike looked 10 times more unique and fun than Fuse does. Now they will turn into run of the mill developer.
jaklink  +   1153d ago
I don't know why everyone seems to be bad-mouthing Insomniac on this one. The game is looking quite good actually. Insomniac owns the IP and they obviously know what they're doing with it. And I would stop blaming EA on the "change," they've mentioned numerous times that Overstike was going in the wrong direction and it was changed due to internal decisions.
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TekoIie  +   1153d ago
Theres one thing that goes into every game internally and thats money....

I'm pretty damn sure that EA is supplying that money :/
LeoDDestroyer  +   1153d ago
I read that they said they made the change because of a focus group that felt overstrike, as it was then, would be for their little brother or sister.
wishingW3L  +   1153d ago
if the gameplay turns out fine then the art-style will be something that can be easily overlooked.
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Playstation4LyFe  +   1153d ago
Insomniac = downhill
IQUITN4G  +   1153d ago
This might even be a very good game but I dread to think of the sales so they may as well just pull this one
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Greyslash  +   1153d ago
Annddd Right to the bargain bin with this game.

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