According to IGN.com, PlayStation exclusive developer Insomniac Games is no longer going to be developing exclusively for the PlayStation 3. Creators of such franchises as Resistance and Ratchet & Clank, Insomniac has always been known as a PlayStation developer, however, that is apparently going to change.
At GDC ’10, IGN apparently “overheard” from a source that wishes to remain anonymous that the company is working on a new IP that will be released on multiple platforms. Now, this has yet to be confirmed (of course) and the typical “no comment” has been given by the PR team from said company, but is this really that big of a deal?
When you break it down third-party exclusivity is going the way of the dinosaurs and is starting to trend towards multiple platform releases more-so than anything else. This wouldn’t be the first major exclusive developer to shift sides with plans to release on multiple platforms. In case some of you have forgotten, Bungie has expressed the desire to do so themselves as well.
While exclusivity allows a developer to create a better game (in my opinion), a talented team like the one at Insomniac should be able to deliver a quality product on multiple consoles just as effectively and we wish them the best at doing so — provided that this rumor proves to be true.