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Insomniac Developing 'Fun AAA Title With Great Characters'

A recent job listing has revealed that Resistance developer Insomniac Games is developing a "fun AAA title with great characters"

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SpaceSquirrel3021d ago

This looks like the first game from their North Carolina studio. Can't wait to see what they come up with.

FangBlade3021d ago

Sony should buy Insomniac.

cry from the sky3021d ago

btw i miss jax and daxter, what happened....

N4BmpS3021d ago

Sony Really should buy Insomniac they've been working together for years so yeah they should buy Insomniac. And I hope that's the new Resistance(3)

SnuggleBandit3021d ago

Sony has tried many times to buy them, but for some reason insomniac would rather stay independent...

TOO PAWNED3021d ago

OMG some of you are idiots. How many time did Ted Price say that they are not on sale and are not interested in selling their studio?! And yet people keep on posting same generic comments.
Insomniac is keep on expanding, probably opening new studios in coming years.

fox023021d ago (Edited 3021d ago )

What would buying Insomniac change? Don't they make games exclusively for Sony?
Sony should use that money to fund games instead of buying other studios, they already more than Microsoft and Nintendo combined.

-Alpha3021d ago (Edited 3021d ago )

I think people are scared of the multiplatform rumors, which is of course petty selfishness. All the best for Insomniac and hope they grow to be stronger. If going multiplat is going to help them then more power to them, I'm not losing anything.

I just don't want to see a Resistance title next. Most highly praised generic shooter this generation. Story and characters were awfully boring, and it went Gears of War in the sense that it strayed too far away from the original. I'm not a fan of Resistance at all. I really want to see them make something fresh now. Another shooter is going to be really annoying. I already have Socom 4, Killzone 3, Gears 3 and Medal of Honor in mind.

If this game is going to have great characters then it should hopefully mean they are choosing to express their witty and fun side like they did with the Ratchet and Clank series as opposed to going down route generic 101 like Resistance did. Insomniac is better than the Resistance franchise IMO.

@BrutallyHonest

Why would I be offended? I appreciate that you are able to give a good counter argument. You are right, I forgot to add that that's the biggest drawback for going Multiplatform. Sony treats Insomniac incredibly well. I don't know if they will go multiplat but I don't care if they do, as long they produce a good game.

And mooey, I never said that, and I own both consoles. Fail.

Mo0eY3021d ago (Edited 3021d ago )

@Above

Translation: Man, I want Insomniac to develop games for the 360 so bad. I'll praise your hard work on previous games while I hope that the rumors are indeed true, and that I'll finally get to play some games that I've been craving since they developed the original Ratchet and Clank.

Tough break, kid. Insomniac's staying right where they are. Deal with it.

N4BmpS3021d ago (Edited 3021d ago )

It's true that Insomniac said that they would like to remain independent and I think they said something about their name but Sony also stated that their name would not change if they were bought. And idiots was a little harsh dontcha think? It's not that serious dude I still think Sony should buy Insomniac since they work good together Sony is very and has been very supportive of them since day 1(when they started working with Sony), I'm not saying Insomniac owes Sony anything(cuz they don't) but they go together really well.

Edit: thinking about it, I wouldn't mind seeing something new or revived from Insomniac they have the talent but Resistance 2 caught me off guard with the ending I had to say WTF?

Boody-Bandit3021d ago (Edited 3021d ago )

but every company doesn't need to go multiplatform. Most multiplatform games suffer to some degree and suffer limitations that would not be there if made for one console. They also usually suffer delays as well. I have seen more than a handful of games go multiplatform this generation and they were better last gen in depth, variety, diversity and sometimes even performance.

I don't want to play Halo on my PS3 and I don't want GT series on the 360. Insomniac made their fortunes on Sony hardware. Why change that? They have a great relationship with Sony and I doubt money will part them. They are not as shallow as the rest of the flock. Gamers lose when games go multiplatform more than win. The only people that win are the devs and publishers.

cayal3021d ago

Here we go.

1. Insomniac want to stay independant. They have a great relationship with Sony.

2. They dealt with the multi-platform rumours recently saying it wasn't true.

3. I hope the new game is a platformer/adventure games of sorts.

-Alpha3021d ago

I responded above, but I disagree with one thing you said and that's that gamers lose more than they win. They really don't: more people are able to enjoy the product, which means more winners.

Staying exclusives gives you time to work with the hardware, but many multiplatform games have done well based on gameplay. Graphics is the only thing I can see taking a slight setback with Insomniac going MP, but so what? I can care less for graphics. If the gameplay is genuinely solid than more people will win. I don't expect Insomniac to go MP, though there are rumors that may or may not be true. My point is that from a utilitarian approach going multiplatform has more benefits.

Army_of_Darkness3021d ago

Great graphics and gameplay must go hand in hand when it comes to the PS3, not one or the other, otherwise critics will bash it along with the fans cause we expect consistant quality after KZ2, UC2 and GOW3...as for the 360, I don't know, But what I do know is that I want the gears saga and alan wake.

Simon_Brezhnev3021d ago (Edited 3021d ago )

@Army_of_Darkness

Your right if its just going to be about gameplay and not graphics you might as well stay with the PS2 with the biggest library of games other then perhaps the PC.

sikbeta3021d ago

Insomniac will make another Great Game and by Being [Exclusive], Why all of you want Sony to buy Them [Insomniac]?

It doesn't change anything, PS Community knows How great are their Games and Insomniac knows that, so atm there is no Point if the Game are Exclusive... guys, Common sense...

-Alpha3021d ago (Edited 3021d ago )

Who is to say Insomniac cant achieve good enough graphics with a multiplat title? I dont understand graphics fanaticism. It's not like Resistance was praised for graphics but its still a liked game.

Also, what about games like MAG, or better yet Demon's Souls that was loved not for graphics but gameplay?

Sorry, but graphics is a severely overrated factor. Games don't have to match UC2 or K2 to be good. Gameplay is most important and I don't see the concern of it going multiplatform since gameplay would remain the same.

Ur expecting graphics to be like K2 for a game to be great on the PS3 and that standard is way too high. If that's the only concern for going multiplatform then I dont see the big deal.

@Shadow
I never said to scrap the series, I just want to see a new title before a Resistance sequel.

shadow27973021d ago

"and it went Gears of War in the sense that it strayed too far away from the original."

Gears strayed too far from the original? How? It was practically the exact same game with new levels. The only thing missing was the Hammer of Dawn and I hardly think that's straying too far. I, personally, enjoyed Gears 2 much more than I enjoyed the first.

But yes, you are right that Resistance 2 strayed too far away from Fall of Man. However, I don't think that's a reason to outright scrap the series. Resistance has the best set of weapons in any FPS by far. I'd also like to find out more about the whole "War of the Worlds" aspect of the Chimera.

That said, Resistance 2 was still a blast to play. So if R3 turns out like R2, I still won't be disappointed.

mal_tez923021d ago

Jak and Daxter was Naughty dog, not insomniac.

So if you're wandering what happened, Naught dog went on to make he best games this gen. Uncharted and Uncharted 2

Army_of_Darkness3021d ago

I don't expect every game to be KZ2 standards, come on! we all know that's unrealistic.. something in the lines of RE5, FF13 or even dead space as a minimal standard in graphics(notice I mentioned only multiplats) and I will be happy...

Rumor3021d ago

maybe a super smash bros sony version......!!?

Exquisik3021d ago

I would be in heaven if that comes true! SSB is a fantastic game and I've been dying to hear of a similar game with Sony's characters.

Imagine being able to use Kratos, Nariko, Ratchet, Clank, Jax, Daxter, Drake, Cole, Helghast, Sly Cooper, Ico, Wander, Nathan Hale, Leonard/White Knight, Toan (Dark Cloud), Ellen/Keats (Folklore), Sackboy, Minamoto (Genji), Rudy Roughnight (Wild Arms), Ashley (Wild Arms 2), Arc, Jeanne d'Arc, Mark Hammond (The Getaway), PaRappa, Rohn, Gabriel Logan, Sir Daniel Fortesque, Rau Utu (Mark of Kri), Sweet Tooth, Dart (Legend of Dragoon), Vahn (Legend of Legaia), plus other characters from other publishers such as Snake, Cloud, Sephiroth, Desmond Miles, Tidus, Yuna, Squall, Welkin/Alicia, etc. to fight against each other... Brilliant!

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mjolliffe3021d ago

Certainly sounds like a R&C style game :)

ELite_Ghost3021d ago

they said the next ratchet would be 30fps and have much improved graphics, that I cannot wait to see!

Cajun Chicken3021d ago

Ratchet and Clank...ONLINE. Has to be.

Pennywise3021d ago

Insomniac has one of the most stable network codes working on their side. Whatever they make should be an online game.

mrv3213021d ago

Could be like COD... but with epic weapons, I can just imagine how cool it'd be. Oh man, the tornado gun will be epic and the upgrades.

-Alpha3021d ago (Edited 3021d ago )

UYA had it by the way, and it was epic and fun.

I got my ass thoroughly kicked by more experienced players. And I got the network adapter very late in the life cycle, mainly to play Twisted Metal Black online.

It was such a fun innovative experience. Everybody thinks Naughty Dog started platforming multiplayer but it was Insomniac with UYA. Who knows, maybe some other games did it before that I'm unaware of.

ZombieNinjaPanda3021d ago

@Alpha
Omg, UYA had amazing online support. I played that game so much, though it had such a steep learning curve at the time.

Some of my best memories with the R&C series.

mal_tez923021d ago

The gameplay wasn't that great but the fact that you always had 0 latency even when playing on a 60 player server was awesome.

Cajun Chicken3021d ago

I never had a chance to play R&C3 online, or Gladiator for that matter. So, I'm really hoping that Insomniac make a MP version, just for PSN or something, could be awesome.

TooTall193020d ago

I loved R2's online cause it's the only shooter you can play online split-screen!

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scruffy_bear3021d ago

Agree, we have to wait till E3 to find out more

Shmotz3021d ago

Could be Resistance 3 which I'm positive will play more like Fall Of Man which was a blast to play and the Resistance series has some very good characters.

ape0073021d ago

R1 got some special feel to it, it was amazing

Sevir043021d ago

So ratchet and Clank is out of the question as it's the burbank Crew that works on both ratchet and resistance. both studios have been slaving away and will be showing thing this year i'm sure. I double wammy if you ask me. i cant wait to see the results of the Burbank studio's upgraded Nocturnal 5.0 engine and the new IP coming from North Carolina