Everyone over in Microsoft Xbox 360 land who has been peering over the fence at all of the fun happening in the world of the Sony PlayStation 3 thanks to Insomniac Games and its Ratchet & Clank and Resistance franchises have a little sunshine headed their way as Insomniac has announced a new franchise title that is in the works for both consoles. Here's a bit of the reveal from Insomniac's Ted Price:
Lately, many of you have been asking, “what’s next?” Today, we’re excited to announce that we have created a brand new universe and franchise for you to experience in the coming years. As we develop it, one of our goals is to provide an awesome experience for as many players as possible. With that in mind, we’re working with EA Partners to bring this title to both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
You may be wondering why we’re announcing this game now, and how it relates to our existing projects. We’ve been developing games on an annual pace during the last 16 years. One thing that has become apparent to us though is that in order to live up to our own high standards of quality, we want to give ourselves more development time to iterate and polish our games. All future Insomniac titles will benefit from longer development cycles, which will directly benefit you, our fans.
We know many of you are extremely loyal to the PlayStation family, and especially to Resistance and Ratchet & Clank. We are too. Our relationship with Sony Computer Entertainment is still very strong, and continues as we develop additional projects exclusively for PlayStation 3 - projects that will take full advantage of our additional development time.
We've heard little stirrings that the company was interested in multiplatform releases for a while now, but I didn't expect that we'd hear anything definitive until E3 next month. With E3 on the way and this announcement now behind us, do you think we'll hear anything about a title or see a screenshot or two? Sadly, Kotaku says that it's not happening. Whatever they're working on, I'm interested (even if it takes more than a year to develop). Giving new options to owners of both of this generation's powerhouse consoles makes all of us winners in the end.