ConnectedConsoles: Insomniac confirmed that their Ratchet & Clank series would not be going to Xbox or Wii anytime soon a couple of weeks ago. Now, IG have said that creating a non-Sony platform game is a possibility for the future.
but anyway sony has many development studios, much more than competitors
what a great studio
Like Insomniac said, "never say never". I don't forsee it in the immediate future but there's always the option. If we have learned anything this generation it is that exclusivity with companies is growing smaller and smaller and with games like Final Fantasy, amongst many other games hopping around platforms, anything could happen. Indeed great studio Insomniac is. Ratchet and Clank is one of my favorite series.
I think they are saying this because they have a new studio which they created for Multiplat development, and has been working on a game for a few years.
"In my opinion, for the current generation, I think it would be good for Insomniac to stick with Sony. Though when the next generation get's under way, Insomniac should go all out to impress gamers across the platforms."
This is Insomniac reminding Sony that they have options. Second party devs get a lot of funding, technical support, marketing etc from companies like Sony and Insomniac has been with Sony for so long they probably have to remind them every now and again that nothing is stopping them from leaving so keep the support coming... or else.
U watch itll b a iPhone game or summin daft like that
They can leave if they want but they'd have to develop new ips for the other systems, Sony own the rights to the Ratchet and Clank and Resistance franchises. I see no reason why they'd leave anyway, they have endless amounts of money from Sony to dev games and seem to have alot of creative control over what they do. I think it would only damage Insomniac if they left Sony.
i'll put money on it!
Ummm, if its in their best interest to "betray Sony" then guess what they will do? Anyhoo...I think at best it would be a iphone (as somebody already stated) or ds title, I mean the user base for the ds is huge. So why not bait ds users with a nice title, and then draw them into the ps3 universe.......assuming they are not already a part of the ps3 universe.
If MS hands the company ton of money and gives each employee a $2M "gift" check, if i were Insomniac or an employee... i'll be bending over so fast. $2M is the estimated amount MOST people make in their lifetime, btw, after taxes.
everyone has a price :)
@Presto Of course the title is misleading, that's how the 99% of the articles on N4G work.
@MNicholas, your comment was kinda off-topic but I am reading the article anyway and let me tell you that it is good! Everything they say is from a technical stand point (not artistic) and they even show videos and images to prove that what they say it's true. The conclusion? GT5:P wins! =) Now, what was the site that was saying that Forza 3 looked better than GT again?
I like their games and everything, but i think they are getting alittle to [c o c k y], Ever heard the saying -------- U NEVER KNOW HOW GOOD U HAVE SOMETHING TILL ITS GONE.But i know they will never stop making games for Sony.
Insomniac makes great games. Let other consoles have the ability to experience them in the future.
bad sales; they are really breaking even. I want to personally thank the fanboys for everything they have done. Keep it up
Insomniac said this a long time ago, and they also stated that the PS3 was their priority, so if it ever does happen more than likely it won't be this gen.
"Insomniac makes great games. Let other consoles have the ability to experience them in the future" The only possibility I can see in a (long) future is maybe to make a game for N, a new/fresh/innovative game on the "shooter console" not make any sense at all and Sony if see that is worth It'll purchase in a second VARIETY > stuck genre GAMERS FTW!!!
I doubt it but if true... http://www.youtube.com/watc... By the way, I'll support them wherever they go.
"Never say never. Who knows what the future holds" Translation we are hard at work on games for the 360 and wii
isn't insomniac owned by sony?
Get your crucifixes out.....here comes Microsoft with a bundle of cash.
haha - I needed a laugh. You make it sound like a soap opera. what you call betrayal is just buisness.If it was worth it to them I am sure they would develop for other platforms. They can pretty much write their own ticket if they want.They are one of the reasons sony is big in the biz.They could do very well without Sony.
Some games should stay on one platform so that they remain special. I know that Square's FF move may hurt them in the end. When everyone can have it then that feeling of getting something special is lost. Companies should be weary of that when they try to go multiplat that weren't before. Bungie would probably be in the same boat as Insomniac if they did the same thing. However, a good game is a good game and I hope them the best in anything that they do cause they have made great games as long as I can remember which is right back to the PS1 Spyro days.
When you see a Bungie game on a Sony console you'll see an Insomniac game on a MS console... IOW, don't hold your breath.
Think about the "still" part.
actually they will, but to break their alliance with Sony to two inferior consoles, the hell they won't.
who cares, insomniac are over rated, they are just like rare, good once upon a time but severely outclassed in todays video game industry.
Insomniac is a great developer, though I love having them as a Sony Exclusive developer, I will not feel bad at all if they ever decided to do multiple platforms in the future. That way, more people will be able to buy their games and fund them so we'll have better games. At this point they've delivered us 3 generations worth of games from Spyro, to Ratchet, and Resistance. They deserve the support from the gaming community as a whole and not just from Sony and it's fans. Good luck Insomniac!
I say is good business sense
n4g king, i agree
While I don't really care if Insomniac develops a multi-platform game or not. I would like to see Insomniac branch out, and try a few different game genre's like an RTS, MMORPG or tradition style adventure game.
they a part of sony since ps2...doesnt sony own them..wtf with them stop this, just stick only and ever with the ps3..is hard that to understand, whatever they do, do that with another dev team name and no with the insonniac one..but W/e doesnt sony has this sucky dev team as one of their first party!!!!now is the loss of first party exclusives now..wtf
They are not 'part of SONY since PS2'. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... Of concern to PS fans (if branching out affects PS games) is that 'next gen' could be as early as next year if the Wii HD rumours are true. I could see R&C selling very well on the Nin Platforms. Anyone know if SONY owns the IP or if Insomniac does? Edit: I can't click through to the source website...my firewall blocks it. So thanks for the IP info. I was MAINLY commenting about SONY owning Insomniac and not the article persay...thus why I commented on a thread having not read the original source.
No, Sony doesn't own them, and never has, and likely never will. Undoubtedly Sony has offered to buy them, but Insomniac like the freedom of being an independent studio EDIT: @above, Sony owns Insomniac's IPs
Didn't you read the article? "We obviously will never make a Resistance or Ratchet game on another platform because Sony owns those IPs. But as far as new IP goes, who knows? I could see that future. But right now we're very happy with the relationship we have with Sony."
I don't know most of what you were trying to say, but Insomniac is fully independent, Sony do not own them. I don't know where you got that from. Sony as a publisher owns the rights to Ratchet and Resistance, but not any new IP they decide to release. All they would need would be a different publisher, or self funding. They don't owe Sony anything. As for why they would release a multi-platform game... well more money. If Sony isn't funding them enough, unfortunately to increase their business they might have to eventually. Games cost a lot of money these days. It's hard to stay devoted to a single console, independently. Since Sony has too much respect to buy exclusivity, either they make Insmoniac one of their official developers, or they have no say what happens. It makes you wonder, what happens if Microsoft goes dropping more moneybags? Does Insomniac really stay exclusive?
I really doubt Insomniac would agree to be bought out by either Sony or Microsoft. They love their freedom too much
TRAITOR :((((((((( TRAITOR :((((((((( I WILL NOT BUY A CRACK IN TIME NOW.
A CRACK IN TIME is own by Sony. Besides Isomniac Games Dev/Company is not own by Sony, so they are free to do whatever they want to. How can they be a traitor if they were not one of Sony to begin with??? Do you ever use your head to think?
Insomniac has been independent and have had a Long LONG relationship with SONY since the days of the First Playstation. infact. spyro launched with the playstation and at that point Sony owned that IP until they sold it to universal after Year of the Dragon. Insomniac has said time and time again that multiplatfomr development is very fascinating to them, but They are very greatful to be exclusive with Sony because they have taken care of them for well over 13 years... So while they May in the next gen want to develop on multiple platforms , dont be surprised if Sony Offers to pay for full support to keep what ever titles new IP's Insomniac develops exclusive to the PS Platform. this is similar to how bungie said MS has first dibs on any IP Bungie makes, before any other publisher or platform holder can get at it. So more than likely any new IP Insomniac creates , Sony will have first grabs at it.
With this post he just wants to give Sony fans a bad name.
oh.. i think that in the future Insomniac will be just a "lazy dev" if they will make a 360 game looking better than a PS3 game, lol.
It's nice to see that developpers consider all platforms and not just one. Anyway, I don't know why it would anger the sony fans ( like me!), the fanbase will just be bigger and bigger! Just stop all those fanboys news on N4G and try to be happy for all the fans that get to play these great games on their home console, without having to buy another one. there's people with enough money to buy both, but I can't, so I got to do with my ps3 and wii. I'm always very excited to see an exclusive going multi platform, so I should be too when other consoles gets a former exclusive too.
They are a great studio, however I think they may do one or 2 games later on, but I think they have dug out a install base on the SONY platform however; they seem to be in good condition financial wise, so they are going to want to take risk at this time Im sure.
Well good for them, if they decide to work on other platforms
What's up with all the traitor talk?
I think id lose ALOT of respect for them if they go multi...Wouldnt like them nearly as much.
I have to agree with Vicious on this one.
I buy a console because i like it, i could care less what the 360 does. In my opinion it takes ALOT of self motivation and a ton of respect for a company to stay exclusive for so long. Insomniac is a LOYAL company and for that very reason i respect them. If they suddenly go multiplatform they lose that loyalty and I no longer can respect them at the same level anymore. Didnt say i wont i like insomniac i said i wont like them as much. Its the same reason I respect Bungie or Epic Games decision, while i dont own a 360 I respect the fact that Bungie is staying exclusive. Not everything is about your pitty exclusive video game arguemnts...and for that reason i couldnt care less what people say about my opinion especially when your argument is calling someone a fanboy. Look outside the box for once. And dont worry it wont happen. Pixar was the same way to Disney, and when Disney suddenly ticked them off and Pixar went to work with another company look who bought them out. Sony very well will do the same thing, so i have no worries. Insomniac is still the best game developer out there right now. Moral of this story : Enough with the idiotic fanboy arguements. You take my words and try to turn it into "your an idiot because your a fanboy" purpoesly trying to flame someone. Go do that in public, not on the internet about a bigger issue then we will talk.
i want them to develop only for my console, no one else.
That sucks for you. Well i think its a sad state of afairs if u think that. I personally love them, and if they go multiplat i'll be proud =)
lol viciuous i wonder if you talk to people outside of the internet. Just because your behind a monitor doesnt mean you shouldnt go to school and learn about business and other life things. It also doesn mean you can be a douchbag to anyone with a differnt opinion than you. there are millions of dollars going right by Bungie and Insomniac right now. Neither of them care because they make games for quality not money. This isnt Activision here, its a second party partnership that is very rare these days. Im certain MS has tossed a few checks at Insomniac already, yet we have yet to see Insomniac say anything other than "we love Sony". So if you want to play stupid then yeah I dont want to see Insomniac on any other console. If you truly like them you will buy a PS3 to play their games, end of story. If i liked bungie enough id buy a 360 i wouldnt act like a douchbag and get them to come to PS3. If your next reply in your head is just as lame dont bother typing it.
"there are millions of dollars going right by Bungie and Insomniac right now. Neither of them care because they make games for quality not money." Both are still business, both need to make money to survive. I also like how you speak as if you work for either one. Seems rather presumptuous on your part.
that makes you a fantard.
i'm a ps guy but xbox tends to sell a lot more games. no denying it. they deserve more sales...
I doubt it'll be the xbox, from an interview with James Stevenson: http://www.videogamer.com/n... "That's a complete paradigm shift. It makes it even harder. At least we have the benefit of being exclusive. We code everything for the PS3 engine. Trying to wrap your head around getting something that will work on an Xbox 360 processor and a PS3 processor - that makes it even harder. So we have the benefit of being able to not worry about having another console to develop for and focus our engine on running incredibly well on the PS3, and wringing all the power out of the SPUs."
i know sony is planing on coming out first. if that happen their may not be a xbox next gen
Treacherous fiends! Naives! Foul beasts! I will send you back to the depths of Hades!
Insomniac has always had a choice of doing multi platforms, just Sonys IP's will never be on Crapbox or Wii. So it would have be a completly Insomniac new IP.
Insomniac is a great dev, and other console gamers should have the honour to play any of their master peices.
This is a non-story. It won't happen. Why did this guy even waste the time asking? More likely to see Bungie make a PS3 game.
fanboy crappy news.
...it would have to be on 2 DVD's... i.e 'DVD 1' for 'Ratchet' and 'DVD 2' for 'Clank'!!! ;-D
'DVD 3' for the weapons :P
Yes, because we really want a milked franchise with 7 games coming to our consoles haha. Nooooo thanks.
Halo is walking around the corner ready to slap you across the face with its shriveled up utter. Edit: Oh, and let's not forget about Activision. They sure do enjoy developing milked franchises on the Xbox 360. =]
Oh and lets not forgot that all of those milked games are on the ps3 to you dumb fanboy