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E3 2011: Insomniac still "dedicated" to PlayStation owners

Insomniac Games has moved to reassure PlayStation 3 owners that the studio is still "dedicated to them" in light of the developer dipping its toes in the multi-platform pool.

The company lifted the wraps off its long-awaited PS3 and Xbox 360 project Overstrike at E3 earlier this week, marking the first game in the studios’ history that won’t be released as a PlayStation-exclusive.

However, speaking to Eurogamer, Insomniac chief Ted Price acknowledged the firm’s loyal fanbase among Sony console owners, insisting it hadn't turned its back on them.

"We recognise we have a very loyal fanbase among Sony players, and we love them," said Price.

"We're definitely dedicated to them. However, we've always wanted to reach out to an even broader audience. The Xbox 360 audience has been a viable, vibrant audience for a long time. This was just a chance to do that."

"We've loved having Sony as a partner for many years, and we're continuing to work with Sony," he continued. "However, Sony owns the IP. That's great. We've wanted to be able to control our destiny a little bit more in a more solid way. Owning one's IP gives you even more latitude when it comes to how your IP is taken beyond games."

Quizzed as to whether or not Overstrike signals the end of Insomniac’s lengthy run of PlayStation-exclusives, Price wouldn’t say for sure.

"It's important to say never say never," he offered. "Everybody's been constantly surprised at how quickly the industry changes, so I would never want to say anything that locks us into a particular path because it'll be brought up and dusted off and used against us at some point. It pays to be open-minded."