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Insomniac Takes Good-Humored Shot At Religion

Remember when the Church of England got all worked up over Insomniac's Resistance: Fall of Man? Yeah, there was this massive battle with a bunch of alien baddies inside a virtual Manchester Church during the game, and that didn't go over well. The Church kinda took it personal, and the developer was forced to issue an apology. We assumed that would be the end of things, but the topic has once again come up in regards to the impending sequel.

During an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Insomniac CEO Ted Price was asked if the aforementioned ordeal affected the team's decision to use real-life locations in the future. Well, Price's answer (jokingly related), was this-

"We've actually made it a big focus to include more churches and now synagogues and mosques in Resistance 2."

Come on, you have to admit...that's pretty funny. Price does go on to clarify that he is an Episcopalian and actually considers the Church of England to be the "mother ship," so he certainly means no offense. But we love it when members of the industry push back, even if it's in a joking manner. Also of interest in that interview, Price noted that he believes the PlayStation 3's installed user-base will continue to grow, and it helps that his team sells to a "fairly large percentage of that installed base." So clearly, he's not concerned about Resistance 2 staying PS3-exclusive. But anyway, we just wanted to relay the funny quote, because it's definitely worth seeing. Isn't it?

Related Game(s): Resistance 2

2/12/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (4 posts)

Warukyure [Power User]
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 @ 12:01:24 AM
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Too bad it was just a joke... Religious people are to harsh on somethings and only the youth are more moderate (or couldn't careless) about those things.

Also isn't the real reason why Resistance not going to any other platform is because they are a first (or was it second?) party developer for Sony? (or was that a joke at the increasing trend of all 'exclusives' going multi-platform usually a year later?)

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 @ 12:08:23 AM

Very nice quote.

Insomniac is a 2nd party developer. And Resistance is published (and I assume owned) by Sony so there is 0 chance of a non exclusivity deal.

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fatchad420
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 @ 2:16:28 AM
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Wow i love insomniac. I'm glade i met a few of the devs in one of the HOME Beta Events.

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bamf
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 @ 3:45:42 PM
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Insomniac is an independant developer and is not owned by any other company. Companies have tried to buy them out but they refuse. Insomniac keep exclusive to Sony because of the good partnership they have with one another. And they know developing for one console results in better quality products as they're not that big of a development team.

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