Insomniac Honored Again, New Project Is A PS3 Exclusive
We've heard the whispers that Insomniac's newest project might be multiplatform, but information gleaned today ended such speculation. According to the latest report from Gamasutra, Insomniac's new title will indeed be exclusive to the PlayStation 3.
We have no further details on the project at this time, but it's enough to know that Insomniac is sticking with Sony's machine. This is one team that doesn't really know how to produce mediocrity; the likes of Ratchet and Clank and Resistance should be more than enough to convince you of this studio's capability. Furthermore, Insomniac was able to reveal that they are one of the best employers to work for in the state of California; in fact, they're the only video game company in the top 5. The Employers' Group ranked companies in the state based on work environment, policies, practices and benefits, and hey, as an added little perk, Insomniac plans to take their employees and significant others on a cruise to the Bahamas to celebrate Insomniac's 15th anniversary! This is the 8th time the studio has been placed amongst the best workplaces since 2005, and founder and CEO Ted Price had this to say-
"Last year was an especially historic time for Insomniac in that we launched two successful games in one year while also laying the groundwork for our new North Carolina studio. It's therefore especially gratifying to earn such praise for our work culture considering the volume of activity and change we experienced. When we factor in the multitude of innovative companies populating the state this honor becomes even more humbling and special."
Of course, the quote that got everyone in the industry talking is- "Insomniac Games is currently developing an unannounced title, exclusively for PS3." Even so, we should give these guys some respect for all their accomplishments...who wants to go work for Insomniac now? Raise your hands!
3/10/2009 Ben Dutka