In an interview with VG247, Ted Price, CEO of developer Insomniac Games, has stated in no uncertain terms that their tenure with the PlayStation 3 Resistance franchise has come to a close.
The developer has decided to turn the spotlight towards its four-player co-operative spy-come-shooter Overstrike, to be published by EA.Alongside the new games in its pipeline, the company also recently opened a new social gaming department: Insomniac Click. Details are thin on both of these for the moment, but you can watch a trailer for Overstrike here.
On the topic of their new division, Price is keen to espouse a sense of quality control to their foray into browser-based gaming: “Certainly over the next couple years, we’re going to see a huge evolution in visuals in social games. It’s thanks to improving technologies. It’s thanks to browsers that are getting better and more powerful. It’s thanks to development teams – core traditional game teams who are moving into the space.”
The guy makes a strong case. The most persistent complaint in social gaming is a lack of quality game design, so a movement into this domain could be beneficial for a developer with the chops to create triple-A content. However, if you happen to be a fan of the Resistance series, the lure of social gaming might not seem too compelling.