Posted by John on December 3, 2011

Sony Regrets Losing Insomniac But Soldiers Forth

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It’s true that Insomniac is no longer part of the PlayStation family, but Sony says it “ain’t the end of the world.”

In speaking with OPM UK, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe President and CEO Jim Ryan spoke about losing the Resistance developer as an exclusive PlayStation team. Remember, Insomniac did nothing but support the PlayStation brand since 1996, and we all remember the great Ratchet Clank series as well as the Resistance franchise this generation.

But Insomniac recently struck out on its own and announced their first multiplatform project, Overstrike, which will come to both the PS3 and Xbox 360. And while Ryan admits Sony would still want Insomniac under their umbrella, he still said Sony is doing just fine without them. They’re still friends but given the “strength of Sony’s internal studios at the moment,” Ryan says losing Insomniac “ain’t the end of the world by any means.” Well, that’s understandable.

But we still say, the more exclusive projects, the better. It gives teams a chance to focus on one platform and in general, we get that extra level of polish, refinement, and in some cases, innovation. By the way, where the heck is more info on Overstrike? What happened to that game after it was announced…? What’s going on?

Tags: insomniac, sony, sony games, resistance, ratchet and clank

12/2/2011 9:08:21 PM Ben Dutka

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