Fuse dev already planning 'new experiences'
- Posted May 29th, 2013 at 06:44 EDT by Michael Harradence
Fuse has only just graced store shelves in North America, but it seems developer Insomniac Games is already thinking about the future of the franchise.
Studio boss Ted price dropped the news during a natter on the Insomniac Games blog this week, while reflecting upon the game’s transition from the stealth-based Overstrike to a grittier tone last summer.
"Of course I'm well aware that we've taken some heat over our switch from Overstrike to Fuse," said Price. "We read the YouTube comments. We watch the forums. And we listen.
"After our re-reveal of the game in summer 2012 we continued to make adjustments to the game, adding more color; making sure the humor came through in emergent dialogue. No, we didn't make aesthetic changes because of a 12 year-old's focus test comments. We did what we thought was right for the Fuse universe."
Looking forward, Price said that the company is already thinking about where to take the brand next, and it won’t be DLC either – he specifically mentions ‘new experiences.’
"We've already begun expanding what we've begun with Fuse. Right now as I write this we're taking the core concepts behind Fuse and prototyping new stuff - stuff that leverages this bizarre alien substance which is at the heart of the game. No, I'm not talking about DLC. I'm talking about new Fuse experiences altogether.
"What's wonderful about creating and owning one's IP is that you can take it any direction you want. And that's what we're going to do. Stay tuned!"
Fuse hits Europe this Friday.----