Resistance dev Insomniac is 'just getting started' with Fuse

Insomniac is looking into "expanding what we've begun with Fuse," but says it's not talking about DLC for the game.

Developer Insomniac is "just getting started" with the Fuse universe, and says it already planning new "experiences" for the franchise.

Fuse launched for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this week, and the Resistance and Ratchet & Clank has pledged its commitment to the new IP. "We’ve already begun expanding what we’ve begun with Fuse," wrote Insomniac CEO Ted Price on his blog.

The new experiences being developed are not related to DLC for the game, Price adds. "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."

Price said he is "damn proud" of the game, but is aware that the studio attracted its fair share of controversy from its decision to switch from cartoony Overstrike to a grittier Fuse mid-way through development.

"I’m well aware that we’ve taken some heat over our switch from Overstrike to Fuse. We read the YouTube comments. We watch the forums. And we listen," said Price.

"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. In particular we focused on creating co-op weapons and gameplay that we think work better than any other co-op shooter out there and allowed that to drive the game."

Price said the studio has been "unusually (and sometimes unintentionally) open" about the switch between Overstrike and Fuse, and that Insomniac has been "giving everyone a window into the changes we’ve made along the way."

"This has been both good and bad for us," added Price. "While I know there are some who will never be convinced that moving to Fuse was the right decision, I know there are many who appreciate what we’ve done. I know there are many who will try Fuse and will love it."

GameSpot awarded Fuse a 7.0 in its review of the game, calling Insomniac's first multi-platform title in the developer's near 20-year history a "slick third-person shooter that is just fine to play solo, but a lot of fun with friends."

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fluxetreflux
fluxetreflux

This game is awesome. We now playing in coop spitscreen and we really enjoy it. The intensity of the fighting is excellent followed by climbing scenes which catch his breath. Kudos to Insomniac for this great coop game. I hope there will be a sequel to see a port to PC 

lanasrj
lanasrj

Insomniac announces it realized people ain't buying its vanilla game unless they add some replay value

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

This game is going to barely sell anything. It is already buried in the Amazon charts and it just came out.

Hurvl
Hurvl

"No, we didn’t make aesthetic changes because of a 12 year-old’s focus test comments" Faith in gaming industry - restored (somewhat).

x_Luvibunni_x
x_Luvibunni_x

Could fill the grand canyon with these tears from some people ._.

Karmazyn
Karmazyn

I hope that they are joking...

Godsire-
Godsire-

Oh Insomniac........you used to be soooo good. Then you released R&C: All 4 One, which was bleh, at best. Then said that you are done with the Resistance series after part 3 was the best one. And it's been downhill from there.

Signing up with EA usually does that to a developer. EA is more concerned with selling DLC map packs then making a great game. They even made BioWare put multiplayer in Mass Effect for god's sake. Ugh.

ali_manslayer
ali_manslayer

something tells me we'll be hearing about layoffs in a month

179107199999
179107199999

I wanted the game when it was Overstrike. Now it just looks like every other shooter. It seemed like it had a different personality in the past. Now it just falls in with everyone else.I think its time for me to try to find Vanquish.I don't like any other shooter I've played so far

Flames03
Flames03

Just picked up the game today for the Xbox 360 and its awesome.Graphics are great,gameplay is tight, and the 4 player coop is a blast.

tionmedon
tionmedon

don`t like 3rd person games....................fap it..............

chipwithdip
chipwithdip

It's a new IP, and everyone's bitching.

When it's an old IP, people will want devs to make new IPs.


Sheesh, this is just embarrassing. Really guys?

Emerald_Scott
Emerald_Scott

I don't get why everyone is hating on them and on Fuse. It's not like it's a franchise that has been milked. Fine, even if a game isn't great, that's no reason to put them down. I'm sure a lot of hard work was put into this game. Ugh... gamers can be so judgmental and unforgiving.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Just getting started with Fuse huh? Well that's disappointing.

bkohary
bkohary

Ummm, in that video, the players plant explosives on the door and just turn around. No running for cover. They just turn around.


daviz88
daviz88

i don't see any problem expanding fuse okay first one was a bust, but i think fuse can do better.they should also bring back resistance.

interrasteral7
interrasteral7

I feel a horrible gut in my tummy, because Insomniac Games want to expand on Fuse.

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

How did I not even hear about this game? Like the name is familiar, but if anything it reminds me of Haze, that terrible PS3 game from years back. Gotta check it out, Insomniac leaving the Ratchet series is a long awaited step for the dev team.

Crossel777
Crossel777

No need to waste more resources on this generic TPS.   

Tychobrahi
Tychobrahi

This is a tough one. For all we know that one reveal E3 trailer of Overstrike looking good was in fact a CG cutscene working its smoke n mirror tricks. What if the game's original vision played much similar to this re-branded product in terms of gameplay? (Poor A.I, bland environments etc.)  Just cos the trailer looked good, don't make the game amazing...

On the other hand,  Insomniac wanted to follow in the path of Resistance and give the look a bit more grit and "realistic" tone. Far as FUSE goes, it seems like a fun co-op game that is meant to be played as such. Pretty sure they are gathering all the feedback to make it a more compelling single player experience for its future sequels, if there will be any.

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

If anyone wants further proof in the ways of the game industry getting stale look no farther then Fuse but then again insomniac games has never held a ton of interest for me.  I guess its because I've grown tired of the shooter genre in general even though I still play BL2 here and there...

demon-returns
demon-returns

haha, and if the games doent sell well they'll blames us the customers for buying used games when in reality no one in their right minds would drop $60 on this

ArataWata
ArataWata

I can't wait to see how far down the hill they can go.


AceJakk
AceJakk

"Insomniac just getting started with Fuse"... I'd certainly hope so, considering what's available to gamers certainly isn't a finished product.

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

Echelon mode NEEDS 4 players to function at its best. The AI is not even remotely helpful.

Kyrylo
Kyrylo

i prefer new resistance :/

fatherofsword
fatherofsword

I don't think Insomniac's talent is the shooter genre "FPS, TPS", their PS2 titles are much better than Resistance and this, I think they should go back to their roots or try something new.

YEPEE00
YEPEE00

fuse is a good game. it's fun to play even.

JayQproductions
JayQproductions

Why bother? Why not move on to something that's actually interesting, good, and will sell? Seriously, I've seen nothing but negative reviews for this game and I don't know a single person even remotely interested in playing this.

TrueGB
TrueGB

Don't tell me they're already moving to a sequel. I'm looking forward to playing the game proper, but the only thing scaring me off is EA. I'm worried this is gonna turn into a P2W scheme or a DLC fest.

Fandango_Letho
Fandango_Letho

As much as I love Insomniac's talent and games, I find very little interest in Fuse.

forbiddenmow
forbiddenmow

Oh my. They think this juvenile and derivative bollocks is gritty?

AzelKosMos
AzelKosMos

The demo was just pretty generic in both it's characters and enemies. Stayed away from it since, shsme, I have enjoyed many Innsomniac games in the past. Their last Ratchet and Resistance weren't much cop either thinking about it....

cboye18
cboye18

The game is generic as fuck; I've played like 10 minutes and afterwards just quit of boredom. They should've tried something else besides shooting...

Marky360
Marky360

Just got Fuse yesterday had it pre-ordered its pretty sweet I like it a lot and don't understand what the big deal is about the switch from Overstrike to Fuse. The only real difference is the name and the graphics of the game. There not as over exaggerated and cartoony as they were originally which I can appreciate one of the things I always hated About Borderlands was that they change the graphics from a real more vibrant shade to cell shaded and now the game looks but a$$ ugly. But I'm happy with the way Fuse has turned out and am anticipating more stuff although I'm disappointed to hear there won't be any DLCI wouldn't mind getting more level's and new even crazier weapons.

TheSkilledOne06
TheSkilledOne06

I've come to a conclusion that people b***hing and moaning about why they changed it from overstrike are trolling there were only TWO trailers. Don't get me wrong it looked cool when they announced it, but people would've still complained...most likely complained because it was too cartoony or to much color or some other nonsense..

loopy_101
loopy_101

If it means we see more Ratchet and Clank and less fodder like Fuse, I would seriously encourage Sony to buy-out Insomniac Games before it is too late.

ivan_osorio
ivan_osorio

Stellar example of a Dev/Publisher/Company being f*cking blind and deaf. If you had only listened...

LoganDaDestroya
LoganDaDestroya

He talks about being transparent, but in that post he never actually told us exactly WHY they went from Overstrike to Fuse...


It's not looking good for them at the moment, I finally played through Resistance 3 today and hate what they did to the story and world. From what I'm hearing they havn't done well here either...

Supabul
Supabul

Can't wait till Nintendo's Direct on the 11th

northArrow
northArrow

Another developer saying "lets milk this franchise!"

What a surprise

Roweb0t
Roweb0t

this game is surprisingly awesome. all the kids saying this game sucks probably don't have any friends. LOL!

Metronoid
Metronoid

The last resistance was a sh!t game,.

Hayasmez
Hayasmez

I can't imagine him saying that with a straight face, completely ignoring the fact that alot of people were miffed that they changed Overstrike into Fuse. People don't like Fuse? Lets make some more!

sev2010
sev2010

what a bad start then

charlesdao
charlesdao

this game sucks with you dont play with a friend!