Insomniac going multiplatform with new EA agreement

For the past 16 years, Insomniac Games has made killer games exclusively for PlayStation hardware. That is all about to change as it was announced today that EA has entered a publishing agreement with Insomniac to bring a new franchise to the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.

“Working with EA Partners allows us to extend the reach of our games to a multiplatform audience while retaining ownership of the intellectual property,” said Ted Price, founder and CEO of Insomniac Games.

The new title will be published through EA Partners program, and it will introduce a new universe from Insomniac. The unnamed title is currently in production at the company’s Burbank studio.

“We are excited and eager to introduce Insomniac to a new group of gamers while reinforcing to our loyal fans what makes our games special,” said Price.

The studio was founded in 1994, and is best known for its Ratchet & Clank, Spyro the Dragon, and Resistance franchises, which combined add up to some 35 million games sold worldwide.

“This is an exciting day for all of us at EA Partners and for gamers everywhere,” said David DeMartini, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EA Partners. “Insomniac is renowned for their commitment to quality and their ability to create unique, exciting worlds for gamers to explore.

We look forward to help them bring their next blockbuster franchise to the millions of diehard Insomniac fans on PlayStation and the soon to be millions of diehard Insomniac fans on Xbox 360.”

This new deal does not affect Insomniac’s PlayStation-based franchises. Price said that the studio has a strong relationship with Sony, and it is committed to Ratchet & Clank and Resistance.