A recent job listing has revealed that Resistance developer Insomniac Games is developing a "fun AAA title with great characters"
This looks like the first game from their North Carolina studio. Can't wait to see what they come up with.
Sony should buy Insomniac.
btw i miss jax and daxter, what happened....
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)
Sony has tried many times to buy them, but for some reason insomniac would rather stay independent...
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.
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.
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.
@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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
@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.
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...
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.
"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.
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
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...
maybe a super smash bros sony version......!!?
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!
Certainly sounds like a R&C style game :)
they said the next ratchet would be 30fps and have much improved graphics, that I cannot wait to see!
Ratchet and Clank...ONLINE. Has to be.
Insomniac has one of the most stable network codes working on their side. Whatever they make should be an online game.
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.
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.
@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.
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.
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.
I loved R2's online cause it's the only shooter you can play online split-screen!
Agree, we have to wait till E3 to find out more
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.
R1 got some special feel to it, it was amazing
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
It's from their new office so I'm not expecting a continuation of one of their series, rather something new.
I love these games and I played them all, but I can't take anymore.
I do not completely disagree. I would love to see another R&C, but not for another three years. DLC or PSN game... maybe sooner.
Smells like a flop
smells like butthurt....since you have no games to play what the only thing you fools have coming up is a Resident Evil rip off right?
Steven Colbert do you like good games? no? Go away you antagonising peice of fecal matter! On topic I am looking forward to this as anything from Insomniac is bound to have great gameplay and interesting characters as they have a very nice track record, Colbert take note as I am using reasons to justify my claims, and if you don't have any maybe you should shut your gob!
sony dont need to buy Insomniac. Insomniac just shows how much faith they have in sony being independent its just really good to know there not money hungey fools they could make millions on the xbox 360 and pc but they just stay with sony. it shows they care about games whats with the disagrees seems like some xbox fanboys floating around as just said how much of good developer Insomniac are ?
New studio, new ip. No doubt about it
How do they know it's a AAA title before they develop it?
Because they plan to put a lot of money, time and effort into making the game, then they will go all out on marketing. Its like a movie studio signing Will Smith for a movie that has a budget of $250m. They would likely have that set up as a "blockbuster" movie. Whereas if they signed Eugine Levy to star in a straight to DVD American Pie 18 they know before hand what the expectations are.
AAA is the most misunderstood term on the gaming sites. It does not mean how good a game is or will be. It is a term used to determine how high a budget and how much attention is giving during the development of a title. If a game is giving alot of attention and a high budget then it's AAA.
why you both (sin and Nyc) got a disagree for being correct. The whole AAA = 90+ meta score has bothered me this whole generation, it is refreshing to see people who actually know what it means.
Its because the same people who can't understand what the term AAA means, are the same people that don't understand what 'disagree' means. N4G should really remove the agree/disagree buttons. They are a good idea, but not on a site like this. Far too many immature fanboys, who click that link and then giggle to themselves. Its SO sad. "I'm gonna click disagree, even though I know he/she is right, because I hate the (Insert Console Name Here).
Yeah, the disagree button is funny. I didn't make a statement one way or the other and I got 2 disagrees. I've just always wondered what makes a title AAA.
Another day, another PS3 exclusive whereas the first 360 exclusive for this year is finally reaching around the corner with his flashlight in hand.
i doubt the flashlight will stay exclusive once it flopped
It could be a new platformer franchise, that'd be so sick. Insomniac make the best platformers. Though I wouldn't be too upset if it was another R&C. A Crack in Time was a bit of a disappointment for me. I was kind of hoping they'd go out with a bigger bang than that.
I happen to think Rachet and Clank Future: ACIT is one of if not the best in the series.
please no more ratcher and resistance
Tut tut! Boooo you! Give me more Resistance, give me more Ratchet!
Keep the exclusives coming. Most of the games I bought this year so far are exclusive.
Insomniac make awesome games, and theyve been the only ones who ever rivaled Naughty Dog. I'm not joking, if you know their history back to the PS1 you'll know what i mean.
Whatever they are working on I hope it's exclusive. Going multi-plat doesn't always mean it's gonna sell alot more.
I don't really care whether it's 1st party, 2nd party, 3rd party or at my Sisters party, I just hope it's good. Ratchet and Clank has been one of my favourite series, they have some talent. I'll keep my eyes out for anything they do really.
Could you possibly be more vague Insomniac? I mean REALLY!?
They could be this vague: http://n4g.com/dev/News-507... They don't even have a team yet.
Even though I would like to see another R and C or Resistance game in the near future, a new title would be good too. I would like to see what they can do outside the main series they have now. But you know what would be epic? A crossover. Ratchet and Jak together, guns blazing. Add in Clank's and Daxter's wise cracks and sarcasm and both Insomniac's and Naughty Dog's sense of humour and you have a perfect, epic, action platformer
To all the people saying Sony should buy Insomniac, they've been trying since like the first R&C game, Insomniac wants to be free but they do exclusive work for Sony. And even so, should they go multi, these are guarentees: 1.M$ will never get a exclusive game from them. 2.The lead platform is guranteed to be the PS3 3.R&C and R3 IPs are owned by Sony, M$ can go cry a river.
Insomniac California is NOT going multi-plat...at least not yet. Insomniac North Carolina IS going multi-plat.
one good thing if sony bought insomniac, would be that their games would finally be properly advertised. i dont even remember if there were any R2 commercials. and pretty sure there wasnt any RaC ones last year
i would like to see something completley new but they said fun so im thinking a ratchet type of game.
I am still hoping for that rumored game of last year to rear it's beautiful head..... The rumored game was an act/RPG/Platformer.... Something stlyish,creative,with a new game mechanic.Triple A means an all out effort,something they are banking on being big-time.As much as I like R&C I want to see an all new IP.Something like the rumored Act/RPG platformer... They also mention great characters,and I can only hope for a more caricature/toon based style,along the lines of R&C but something all together new.... Looking forward to this...