Insomniac resisting NGP, sticking with consoles for now

Insomniac Games has no immediate intentions to develop for the NGP. At least, not in a formal capacity, and not anytime soon. Speaking to attendees at its 3rd annual Community Day event in California, the studio's senior community manager James Stevenson said while it would likely support Sony's upcoming handheld in some capacity, it would not be developing anything in-house as it is "totally focused on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.”

Much of that focus is currently on Insomniac's next two major releases, Resistance 3 and Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One; both of which received top billing at the developer's community event. The studio also used the day to announce Resistance 3 will feature PlayStation Move and 3D support when it lands in North America on September 6th.

Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One is expected to release this Fall.

Word that Insomniac isn't getting its hands dirty with the NGP isn't all that distressing considering the studio still plans to support Sony's new machine in some form, and the Resistance series is already coming to the system by way of Nihilistic Software. Moreover, when and if the NGP takes off, we're sure the Insomniac team will be tempted to release a Ratchet & Clank: Size Matter follow-up, even if it means shifting their focus to make it themselves.

[Source: Kotaku]

Mar 30, 2011

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  • Revolution472 - March 31, 2011 1:41 a.m.

    insomniac better not bring resistance to xbox i swear to god if they do.....(que god of war 3 music)
  • MattoMcFly - March 30, 2011 11:48 p.m.

    Size Matters was High Impact Games - Frankthetank is right, they don't so much develop games for handhelds as they do shop their properties out to other portable developers. Still, I think they'd do a kickass job if they actually handled a PSP or NGP themselves
  • hllywd212 - March 30, 2011 9:22 p.m.

    ummm didnt they do Ratchet and Clank, Size Matters?
  • frankthetank18 - March 30, 2011 7:34 p.m.

    They didnt develop a single game on psp so Im not suprised
  • FirLocke - March 30, 2011 6:53 p.m.

    I really hope the NGP doesn't screw up. It is so intersting as a handheld. Much more "innovative" than 3DS, anyway. 3D is ancient and stupid. It will not change games. Two touch surfaces very well may, and just having two analogue sticks would change the way we play handheld games anyway.
  • hllywd212 - March 30, 2011 5:38 p.m.

    10 bucks says that Sony turns the thumb screws within 4 months of the NGP's release. Sony needs studios like Insomniac to develop for their fledgling handheld.

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