Electronic Arts have announced a publishing agreement with independent developer Insomniac Games that will bring the studioâ€™s upcoming, all-new franchise to the PS3 and the Xbox 360. This will be the first multiplatform release in Insomniacâ€™s storied 16-year history.
Published through the distinguished EA Partners program, the new title will mark the introduction of a brand new universe from Insomniac, creators of the universally-acclaimed Spyro the Dragon, Ratchet & Clank and Resistance franchises that have combined to sell more than 35 million copies worldwide. The still unnamed title is in production at the companyâ€™s Burbank studio. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
â€śWorking with EA Partners allows us to extend the reach of our games to a multiplatform audience while retaining ownership of the intellectual property,â€ť said Ted Price, founder and CEO of Insomniac Games. â€śWe are excited and eager to introduce Insomniac to a new group of gamers while reinforcing to our loyal fans what makes our games special.â€ť
â€śThis is an exciting day for all of us at EA Partners and for gamers everywhere,â€ť said David DeMartini, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EA Partners. â€śInsomniac is renowned for their commitment to quality and their ability to create unique, exciting worlds for gamers to explore. We look forward to help them bring their next blockbuster franchise to the millions of diehard Insomniac fans on PlayStation and the soon to be millions of diehard Insomniac fans on Xbox 360.â€ť
An expected release date for the upcoming game was not announced.
Thanks to Jonah Falcon for this news tip.