Insomniac announced last week that it had decided to go multiplatform for a new game. Creating a new IP for the PS3 and Xbox 360 from scratch brought with it the need for a new publisher; EA.
EA Partners boss David DeMartini has been discussing the one game union with CVG, arguing that 360 gamers will catch on to the Ratchet and Resistance developer:
“I think two of the biggest value-drivers for independent developers are IP ownership and the opportunity to develop on multiplatform. Previously Insomniac has only been on the Sony platform, and they’ll continue to be on the Sony platform.
“But hopefully in partnership with us, they’ll be able to take it out to at least twice as many gamers as their other games have enjoyed – both by working with us and expanding onto [the Xbox 360].”
The argument for sales of exclusive titles lies with the extra publicity they get from simply being exclusive titles – but the opportunity of 40 million more consoles is too difficult to ignore. So it is indeed likely that Insomniac’s new multiplatform game will sell more than both Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time and Resistance 2 put together. What do you think?