Insomniac community manager jstevenson , responded to IGN rumor of going multi-platform
Well guys, Ted has spoken so you have that. But c'mon, didn't we just deal with this rumor like two months ago? And a few months before that? And so on?
You are making it sound like Ted flat out denied the rumor...and he didn't.. do you know what Ted said? " Insomniac Games' president Ted Price said only that the developer does not comment on rumors and speculation. "
good to know? insomniac has yet to wow me with one of their games, so either way idc
lmao now where are the fanboys now
Jstevenson, community manager from Insomniac Games reply to the multiplatform rumors in Neogaf : Well guys, Ted has spoken so you have that. But c'mon, didn't we just deal with this rumor like two months ago? And a few months before that? And so on? http://www.youtube.com/watc...
they make great games but their sales have been sorta luke warm lately. both the rc games on ps3 look amazing seriously pixar quality the resistance series is one of the most solid fps games ever n they were the first to offer a massive 64 player online experience. Tho it wasnt perfect it still is a good game... personally i think they'd do well on any platform the only reason they are ps3 exclusive is that they want to tap the most powerful console on the market and to b loyal to their ps2 fanbase. Still all that greens gotta b tempting.
This isn't the first time they have said that they don't respond to rumors and it, of course, wasn't at all true.
best developers this gen. How their games get overshadowed is just beyond me
Why such people continue to promote these rumors is beyond common reason...which it seems is not all that common for some. This is hilarious because when Insomniac says they do not comment on rumors they are one of the few companies that mean "WE DO NOT COMMENT ON RUMORS" then they are forced by the relentless idiocy of some to explain in layman's terms what that means.
I love when something PS3 related going to 360 rumors like this come up. When the rumor seems like a possibility we get to see the 360 fan boys momentarily come out of the closet and show how much they want something PS3 related. The moment the rumor gets debunked, back to their closet they go and back to denial haha.
After Insomniac announced going multiplatform, Edge announced they were raising their scored for resistance and Ratchet to 10/10 in line with review policy, as these games no longer qualify for the 3 points knockdown for being made by a PS3 exclusive developer. All Insomniac scores made from 2011 onwards score 5 points higher on Metacritic despite a steep drop in quality and graphics from being shoehorned into the inferior 360 platform When asked about this, Ted Price says "No comments, you biased MS-loving £@$# wankers"
^^^ Good one thief!
Well, the Rumour End up like the other Rumour Before this one and the other and....
And MASS Effect 3 is not coming to PS3. Nor are many of the games the ps3 fanboys dream and articulate about from the 360. Insomaniac is not going mutiplatform. Just like how Bungie will also not go multiplatform. U see what i did there..
...no, not really. Was it meant to be clever?
Sid, don't be silly. Nothing about Insomniac has changed. they were always independent and CHOSE to work just with Sony. bungie, on thew other hand, just bought their own independence back from MS so , naturally people were bound to wonder why and if it meant they would be making multiplatform games. I think it's pretty clear why the Bungie rumour arrived(and obviously, that is when we got to hear that MS still gets first refusal on their new ideas, no?)but now both have been dealt with for now all the rubbish should stop. However, it's clear why Bungie got asked(after all it's the obvious thought that if they wanted to just make games for 360 why buy themselves out?)but it's not clear why Insomniac should and even less why they should now rather than at any other time in their Sony existence-and why it should again mere weeks after TP dealing with it smacks of someone being cheeky. Either could go multiplat, should they wish, but both say they aren't atm yet we still don't know just why Bungie bothered with gaining their own independence back just yet. Maybe both will go multi next gen but right now there's no visible chance of a change. Another thing-why on earth didn't Gabe and Valve deal with these questions in the same, honourable and professional way as both Insom and Bungie instead of being really offensive. As my favourite PC dev I really wish Valve/Gabe/Chet had used some of the polite humility of Bungie/Insomniac when dealing with questions of platforms for their games. Also ME1,2 were a bone of contention because of many things:EA's involvement and LOVE of the PS3, unclear and mixed messages from higher ups at B/ware and the odd inclusion of PS3 code in PC/360 versions of ME2 which can't be explained as engine attributes when there were ME centric words in said code lines. It's been a fair rumour, whether you think so, or not, imo.
From Insomniac's very own website; "Sony Computer Entertainment publishes for us exclusively, so there are no Insomniac Games video games for the PC or consoles other than the PlayStation One, PS2 or PS3." Anyone remember that "rumor" that kept coming up month after month about Metal Gear Solid 4 going to "another console"? How's that one working out for ya? Insomniac has been constantly shooting down this rumor throughout this gen. Most recent articles I remember reading stated that they were sticking with the PS3 this gen, that they didn't have the setup/structure to handle multiplatform development and that they finally got the PS3 stuff down pat and could now do 'tricks'. Insomniac has said they're fine where they're at. Sony allows them to be creative and have a lot of freedom with their projects and they've got a nice standing on the PS3 with their releases and with Sony's backing.
From the first article. happyface: "ugh, this is really going to hurt Sony" JokesOnYou: "My guess is Resistance and Ratchet and Clank, haven't made them enough $$$ on the ps3, times are tight and looking at the 360's advantage in software sales month after month they probably would love a piece of that 360 pie. Just business." socomnick: deleted by mod And many more. This one is good though, from someone intelligent. HolyOrangeCows: "'Insomniac Games is going multiplat' rumor #86578657 has GOT to be true."
"personally i think they'd do well on any platform the only reason they are ps3 exclusive is that they want to tap the most powerful console on the market and to b loyal to their ps2 fanbase." I remember reading a gameinformer mag with an Interview with Ted Price, and he said almost those exact words. If I remember correctly he stated that he wouldn't say he wouldn't make games on other platforms. He just said that he considers his team rated #1 employer and has high expectations from his team, and that he considers themselves masters of the best tech out, and that just so happens to be the ps3. Yes, that pretty much sums up everything.
rumor came from IGN of all people and Insomniac didn't just flat out say "no" so my guess is that it's true.
IGN are idiots.
1)Resistance 3 and the next R&C will both be 3 discs for 360. 2)Instead of 30 vs. 30 (Resistance 2), Resistance 3 will be limited to 9 vs. 9 during multiplayer matches. 3) The graphics will go backwards and be limited to less than 720p. LMAO
It doesn`t matter to me either way. The amount of exclusives they have given me on the PS3, is almost the size of the entire 360 exclusive list.
the all games of insoniac floped in ps3. resistence 2= floped only 1.0 m sales ratchet clac= 500k only. if going multiplat improves the quality in 360 of their games instead of decreasing it in p3.. ;) nice move of insoniac ;) more persons for play your games and more sales.
only a bot would say that Resistance 2 is going to sell 2mill The Ratchet & Clank : Future series progressive sell more in there lifetime. see ToD.
Well there's only one thing to say about this.
they will never ever make a game for 360. sony bought the company, sony pays them.
Sony does not own Insomniac. They are just one of Sonys 2nd party developers. Insomniac already stated they don't want to be bought out, but they stick close to Sony. However should Insomniac go multiplatform, Sony owns Resistance and R&C, so basically, Sony wouldn't care much.
Sony does not own Insomniac. Sony funds the development of the studio's games, making them second-party. There's nothing stopping the studio from producing games for other consoles. I doubt that legally we would see any of the Sony-exclusive titles go to other platforms. But I doubt there's anything preventing Insomniac from making a new IP for some other platform.
I have to laugh at James Stevenson's comment on Neogaf. He's acting like these rumors are silly and need to stop. But I remmeber him posting a comment a few months ago that made it seem possible Insomniac could go multiplatform. He never should have said it. That's probably what got the rumors all started.
While Sony definitely doesn't own Insomniac as a studio, I wouldn't imagine why they would leave Sony hanging. They have a great relationship with them as publishers and with many of Sony's first party studios. Their following is by far on the PS3 and their development cycle and I'm assuming financial support from Sony allows them to make some pretty great profit. Add in the slow but steady burn on Rachet games along with the good sales of the Resistance franchise and you have why I think they will not go multi.
you made an excellent point. but they didnt buy insomniac.
Why would they move to the 360 anyways? They would shooting themselves in the foot.
By going to a platform that's cheaper to develop for, has a larger install base and has the highest attach ratio for games of all current consoles? Yeah, that just doesn't make any sense 0_o
It's not cheaper if you have to rebuild everything for the 360. Everything has had to be made specially for the PS3 only because it didn't exist, it's never really been a case of it being harder to code for the PS3, it';s just a case that you have to make everything needed for your game. It also doesn't cost millions or trillions as some people seem to think it would cost to make a game. Sure a dev might have 100 people on the books but not all of them make games and it's not like there's only 1 team of 50 people making 1 game at a time. You'd have 4-5 games in the cooker and just release when they are ready to go.
because developers don't look at the current state of the market, they PROJECT MARKET conditions at the time of their next release. That said I can safely guarantee MPs for many of these developers bring a much smaller focus on the 360.
WHO CARES! All of these articles are simply for hits! I'm so sick of these lame rumors! Can we please just focus on the games and let the big boys handle it's business. Just be GAMERS for Jesus Christ.
There's only a handful of GAMERS here. The majority consists of fanboys.
Quoted for truth and accuracy! +bubble
He did not denied it totally. I think they are covering it for the E3 announcement @Microsoft Press Conference. Remember, every year for the past 3 years...Microsoft has one of these Semi-Megaton at their conference. From GTA4 tattoo, to FF13, and getting Metal Gear. Who knows, it might be true.
Nope, he said Ted's comment because they don't comment on RUMORS and SPECULATION which is what all of this is
Apparently people don't know how to read. The rumor has been squashed.
This would be like Bungie going multiplat. It would be cool either way. It would have to be a new IP from both sides though right? That would be ok with me.
Well they left MS and can't do anything with halo. So they have gone multiplatform now.
Yes they split from Microsoft. The deal however was Microsoft keeps the Halo IP and Microsoft has first refusal on all Bungie projects. So yes Bungie could release a game for the PS3 or Wii, but only if Microsoft say they don't want it. So no time in the near future will Bungie make a game for the PS3. Microsoft may have done some daft things in thier time, but they sure won't say no to a Bungie game.
American Media: Wah, we want Insomniac games on a lesser console. Smaller scale, worse graphics, that sort of thing. Insomniac: Sure , we'll make em, just as soon as theres another publisher as good as our current one to work with. Crickets: Chirp, chirp, chirp.
Resistance and Resistance 2 graphics are not that great. Anyways, I could give a rat as I have both. Slow days at N4G, I guess.
That's funny XDF. In your last post you were all pumped for the rumor/slow news. What gives? It would still be a semi-megaton right? @XDF That's cool. I know where you're coming from because I'm in the same boat as you. Play the games you love and F everyone else. We all have or preference, but that shouldn't stop us from enjoying games on other consoles.
I am not hyped up at all, I am stating the fact and commenting on this rumor. I enjoy both my systems very much, thank you very much. So far this year I have bought Dante's Inferno, Heavy Rain, FF13, and GOW3 next week for my PS3 and other games for my X360. I am a gamer that like my X360 more. That is all.
lol, yeah that second line is pretty much why insomniac will never go multi. sony lets their devs make whatever game they want to.
I personally wouldn't care as long as their PS3 titles remain solid. R3 I'm looking at you.
Pretty much the same. If the games are still good, it's water under the bridge for me.
The Lemmings' desperation never ceases to amaze me. They spend more time feeling giddy over false rumors of games going multiplat than actually playing their damn console.
never know though, on one side you have bigger sales, on the other you have less freedom for example, say R3 (even though the I.P is owned by sony) went multiplatform (in theory) is there a shooter on xbox that does 40 players online like R:FOM, never mind 60 on R2 Resistance has always been about bringing a large number of players together onlinE and having a close knit community, resistance 3 will undoubtedly be similar, if you cant get a minimum of 40 players online lag free then whats the point n yes i know they make other games aside from the resistance franchise and it would probably be a new game, however i still feel in terms of quality and ambition it would be a backwards step
It is not gong to happen. Firstly they don't have enough teams to work multiplatform as some work on the next game for the next year. Secondly it is the companys mission to get one game out a year and they barely get the PS3 version done in time. Thirdly they have designed there own PS3 engine and have a project on how to show developers to program the PS3. If they did go multiplatform it will be PS3 lead platform and end up looking like FF XIII. Finally they are good at making multiplayer and the restrictive nature of XBL will not suit them.
Anyhow Multi Platform doesn't always have to mean the inclusion of Crapbox. They probably just getting ready for Nex Gen or MOVE. Jump Out, Play B3yond MOVE over LAGTAL
Does this mean insomniac will go back to sucking? That was a comment about how all of a sudden XBOX fans wanted insomniac and it's games as SOON as they may have went multiplaform.
Beat me to it - Funny how it was all "LOLZ another lost exlcusive" yesterday, but when now R3 gets revealed it'll be "another PS3 flopzerz!!" But I forgot, PS3 fanboys are the 'worst'...
I don't understand why Sony hasn't taken these guys under their wing. Insomniac games and Sony consoles go together like hot wings and beer.
Seriously they kept the PS3 afloat for Hardcore gamers.
Guys im so sorry, i didnt mean to write that post, some retard wrote it for me...
So, he his not denied or confirmed.... Soo...IT'S OFFICIAL, INSOMNIAC GAMES GOES MULTIPLATFORM FACT AND CONFIRMED.
*Sigh*, if its even possible, I think you may JUST be stupider than Greenturd.
LMAO one bubble move along people.
Insomniac will never go multiplat for one basic reason: Sony offers huge incentives for third party developers to stay exclusive to the Playstation brand, such as paying for all the development costs.
lol first time i've seen one bubble
So because he said he doesn't comment on rumors and speculation that automatically makes the rumor false? This should only fuel the rumor further not squash it.