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Resistance and Ratchet & Clank developer has said that it won't be developing games for the Sony NGP, instead it will continue to focus on consoles.

Speaking at an Insomniac community day California Insomniac's senior community manager James Stevenson said the studio "totally focused on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360".

Insomniac Games is currently working on Resistance 3, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One. In May of last year the studio signed a deal withEA Partners to create a franchise for both PS3 and Xbox 360.

It hasn't completely abandoned the NGP though, Stevenson went on to say the studio would offer its support, however games for the NGP are "probably not something we would develop in-house".

Insomniac's chief creative officer Brian Hastings has warned developers, saying that the core gaming audience "isn't really expanding" and today only triple-A console games are profitable. 

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/295959/news/insomniac-not-interested-in-developing-for-sony-ngp/



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good to hear...for me console >>> handheld so im cool with it...



awwww no ratchet and clank for the NGP... not gonna buy this new franchise by you insomniac!



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Fair enough, console developers should stick to consoles



A ratchet and clank for NGP would be awesome =p



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radiantshadow92 said:

A ratchet and clank for NGP would be awesome =p


i guarentee you ratchet and clank will be on the NGP ... just not developed by insomniac.

also, it's still makes me sad that sony let insomniac get away. but oh well, i guess MS lost bungie which probably means sony got the good end of that stick.  i guess i'll just have to shift to QD as my sony-should-buy-wish-list.



PS3 and .... Xbox 360?



ArcticGabe said:

PS3 and .... Xbox 360?

They're going multiplatform.

 

OT: This is not much of a surprise considering they never made a game for portables.



Good for them, because the way I see it, very few are going to make money on the NGP. I think it's going to be a colossal fucking failure for Sony and its developers.

The PSP didn't work in 2004. The NGP, which is basically an uber-PSP, is certainly not going to work in 2011. Some Japanese devs might be able to take advantage of increased Asian appeal for the device but I think it's going to tank hard in Europe and it's going to REALLY tank in the US/Canada. In an iPhone/iPad/Android world, there just isn't room for a $250 (and up)  dedicated gaming handheld in Western markets unless it's made by Nintendo (and I think even the 3DS will struggle to come close to repeating the DS' success).




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rocketpig said:

Good for them, because the way I see it, very few are going to make money on the NGP. I think it's going to be a colossal fucking failure for Sony and its developers.

The PSP didn't work in 2004. The NGP, which is basically an uber-PSP, is certainly not going to work in 2011. Some Japanese devs might be able to take advantage of increased Asian appeal for the device but I think it's going to tank hard in Europe and it's going to REALLY tank in the US/Canada. In an iPhone/iPad/Android world, there just isn't room for a $250 (and up)  dedicated gaming handheld in Western markets unless it's made by Nintendo (and I think even the 3DS will struggle to come close to repeating the DS' success).

A little disingenuous. The PSP was a viable non-Nintendo handheld, and while it certainly failed in the face of the DS, well, that's a high hurdle for anyone to face, and PSP did more than any non-Nintendo handheld before it, and performed strongly in Japan

We still haven't proven that the market has been hurt by the presence of iPhone/Android etc., most of that has just been noise from executives with a vested interest one way or another



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