Thursday, January 26, 2012

"We won't be making any more Resistances", Insomniac CEO confirms

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.

Via [VG247]

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