Insomniac Games administrator Pacman posted on the Insomniac forums that the new multiplatform game won't be ported from one console to another.
This way they can ensure high quality and a stable experience on both versions. Although I imagine this taking more work than a usual multiplatform game. It's good to know they're putting a lot of effort into it.
I wonder what kind of game they will make? My money's on a platforming title!
Happy to see them being fare and committed.
Committed to making games for both systems at the same time instead of porting.
This is good news. This game should be able to use both systems strengths.
Can't wait to see what game it will be. Hopefully it's not an fps, they got Resistance 3 for that :D
Very nice! I look fwd to seeing the new IP. I love Insomniac Games. Once R&C:CiT drop a tad more in price, it shall be scooped up. Shameful, I know.
oh now its shameful if it comes out on 360, i think i got sony fanboys! psn u can ask, but remember only the "n4g elitist" have a ps3 right?!
He means it is shameful that he is waiting for Ratchet and clank to drop in price before he buys it. A game like that should be day one! Rahhhhh!!
You might want to read his comment again... (above - you beat me to it)
reply: angel_from_above6986 It's not a big deal to me because Insomniac are still planning on developing more PS3 only titles and Resistance and Ratchet & Clank are Sony owned titles so we PS3 gamers win either way. I don't see Bungie making anymore Xbox 360 exclusives anymore seeing that Reach will be the last Halo game and they have a 10 year contract with Activision to develop multiplatform games.
Are they making Wii games too? Their type of platformers would do well on the Wii.
Won't happen sunshine :)
Not at the moment no. No Wii plans for IG.
The ps3 version will obviously be vastly superior =D
Its an interesting way to do it, instead of making it on the system we know there more comfortable with. They are going to split the team up to make both versions at the same time. Oh well. Insomniac's next game should be well worth it as always.
Should be they have more experience with it. However, I think these guys will probably dethrone Gears 3 as the premier graphic power house. That would be very ironic.....
They are playing a risky game. All PS3 fans will expect them to really take advantage of the architecture. At the same time, it's their first title for the 360. So, either they push the 360 and keep the PS3 on par - that's the political correct way - or they push one platform. If they can't push the PS3 above the 360 version, people will argue they do it because of these political reasons. If they can, then the "war" will rage even more; possibly alienate some friends in either camp. But if they can push one platform more, this would be the first time this would actually happen. We'll find out ...
This seems fair also so it does not take longer for the game to come out. I am very interested in the game they are developing.
Insomniac will finally be exposed as overrated once their multiplatform game has terrible sales. Sorry , but the only reason they are relevant has been due to their exclusivity with the Ps3. Their Ratchet and Clank games are for the 13 and under audience, I literally defeated the final boss of ToD in under 40 seconds. Their latest Resistance game was not even close to the level of Rage,Bulletstorm. Insomniac knew it couldnt compete as an exclusive dev on Ps3 with Mag and Killzone in the way. (but imo, both those games were awful as well) R.I.P, Insomniac Games - Unless they release a hardcore third person action adventure game. Halo and Gears are what Xbox users will buy for their shooters. Oh, and Cod.
I agree resistance 2 be subpar however, when have you played Rage,Bulletstorm? Did you take a hot tub time machine to the future?
What a stupid comparison. Comparing a 2008 video-game with two 2011 releases? How the hell does that work out? Your credibility really sunk when you called Killzone 2 awful. That game is far from awful.
I agree with splint. They left ps3 for a good reason, they couldnt compete anymore. thier titles fun but underwhelming. Resistance 2 felt like halo but with 100+ players jumping around. I was impressed at the player count and nothing more.
The scope of the game was too confusing. The co-op was great but was very short with no add-ons for it. Which was really stupid, I guess Insomniac is allergic to money. A lot of promise at first, but in the end a lot of let down. I wish they would pass the torch of Resistance 3, to another developer at Sony i.e. like naughty dog.
Insomniac is a sister company to Naughty Dog and Santa Monica, btw.
It's not. IG is fully privately owned, the other two belong to Sony. I don't really worry too much about their new game. It would have to blow me away to get excited about it. Maybe it will, maybe it won't. What I want, though, and what I would have expected is a Resistance 3 on par with KZ3. I guess this won't happen either. They were the first one's on the PS3, I would have expected them to lead. But instead, they got passed by UC2, GoW3, now KZ3 and soon inFamous2. I am disappointed.
The last thing I would worry about is a Bayonetta-like port from them. -End statement
I can say I am honestly not looking forward to anything Insomniac has coming. They seem to have lost some pep in their step. They need to bring it hardcore or they will quickly be forgotten. I have not enjoyed a Insomniac games since Resistance: Fall of Man. It is very sad to see them falling so low(this has nothing to do with multiplatform) they have just been slipping.
will be held back because of the 360 not looking good thought and we all know ps3 is more powerful than than the 360 then we get gimped games like tekken 6 red dead redemption final fantasy 13 ghostbusters street fighter 4 man developers really need to stop making both versions of multi and we all know ps3 can go further in the graphics which the 360 cant handle very dissapointed with this gen atleast sony titles blew multi games away end statement
It depends on if insomniac can really afford to split the team for simultaneous game development. Not many developers out there can afford to do so. @stonecold1 how x360 held back PS3 when RDR, Gohstbusters etc....ran better on x360? What the hell are u talking about or it this like a stealthy jab at Sony Fanboy? And sadly, i don't think PS3 exclusive kill anything either (perhaps you only play PS3 game and that is all u know). I find certain multi-platform games are better looking than certain Ps3 exclusives (after have been playing plenty from both x360 and ps3). And if you being a fanboy wanting to protect sony, then what you are doing isn't really helping sony either. Most people do prefer and still play multi-platform games more often then exclusives ones (evidently shown that most developers wanted to go multi-platform this gen). By not supporting multi-platform games (if developers see that you guys only support exclusives on PS3), then is there a point for 3rd party developers to make better games for Sony. Sony still need 3rd party developers as much as they need Sony. How Sony gonna make money from just selling exclusive? You guys don't really think before you talk do you? Then again, i don't think you can be open minded about gaming, so there is no point of arguing when you are closed minded. @Djexs Then care to explain or give examples of the advantage of blue-ray for gaming on PS3 so far?
"how x360 held back PS3 when RDR, Gohstbusters etc....ran better on x360? What the hell are u talking about or it this like a stealthy jab at Sony Fanboy? " All of those games were made first on the 360, which resulted in the PS3 version turning to a bad resolution and bad optimization. Insomniac has TWO studios, one in California the other in Georgia. (The new studio) The one in the East Coast is more than likely be focusing on 360, while the original studio will focus on the PS3. They are a BIG studio, they can handle it. On bluray: There are MAJOR advantages to bluray. 25-50 GB of storage meaning, less compression, more space to fit data, and less likely to scratch the disc. (Bluray is incapable of scratches.) FF XIII is an example of what happens when bluray is used vs DVD-9. On the 360 version, the 360 was basically shafted, sub HD (576p upscaled to 720p meaning the game looked like a PS2 game in higher res), the CG wasn't in 1080p like with the PS3 version. (PS3 had 720p gameplay, 1080p CG.) Most likely, if there wasn't a 360 port of 13 the game would have been much more. ( Such as: Bigger levels Explorable Map Towns/Sidequests
The fact that xbox uses dvd and not blu ray already means multiplat games are gimped by the sole fact that if they do not make them identical people will complain and because a DVD cannot hold as much as a blu ray they cannot harness everything the ps3 has to offer.
It gonna be so weird to see an Insomniac game on the 360.
A sister company? No not in any sense of the word, they share technology and what not but they don't have the same "parent" i.e. Naughty Dog and Santa monica are OWNED by Sony(hence - "siblings") where Insomniac is not. And the truth is Sony didn't see an advantage or reason to buy the studio. Insomniac says other wise, but I think they are full of it...Why else would you keep making exclusives for a platform without a deal...they were hoping to get picked up. http://twitter.com/insomnia... The studio has made good games, but none were really "great". I "think" Sucker Punch is going for acquisition as well.
I think Sucker Punch are more likely, to be honest. Not in terms of quality, in terms of size. Insomniac are too big, look at Sony's recent past of acquisations and it makes sense, they've never gone out of their way to buy large, established studios, but smaller ones (like Media Molecule) ones who may have raw talent but need the Sony cross-studio kick up the ass (like Guerilla).
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I would love to see more console developers on PC
It'll be interesting to see how this multi-plat game of Insomniac turns out. They have been developing Playstation only games from the beginning. I don't know why but I have a strange feeling that they are making an RPG. They had loads of RPG elements in both Resistance and Ratchet and Clank. It would be cool to see what they could do with a full fledged Role playing game. I am hoping that their new game has more focus on single-player than anything else since that is their strongest point.
I'm happy and can't wait. Their knowledge of ps3 development has proved them very helpful, as the last ratchet game was wonderfully done. I simply can't wait. I know how far their ps3 engine has grown and having seen a particular game last year, I'm pretty confident in saying it'll be up their with the best of ps3s current games. The insomniac hatred can go on hating, R2 might have been a bit underwhelming in areas but the technical prowess of that game still outshine a lot of the multiplats and 360 exclusives of current. Like I've said to the hatred, they were the first to harness the ps3 and the knowledge they have in it has led way to beautiful ps3 games, bell even RA and Activisio., Epic have given kudos to insomniac for helping them get up to speed with ps3. From shared net code technologies to proper spu task coding these guys got it going for ALL of Sony's first and second party, its why they are in the credits off all ps3 first and second party exclusives. I've seen one game from them. And I know how fucking good it looked months ago. They are ready to show us all again why they are still amongst the best in handling the ps3. Just shut up and wait. They are cooking up quite a few beast of games and the won't disappoint.
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