Insomniac unveiling next game at EA's E3 event

E3 2011: Ratchet & Clank developer confirms its first multiplatform effort to be unveiled at Electronic Arts' media briefing Monday afternoon.


LOS ANGELES--While Insomniac Games is gearing up for new releases in its well-known Ratchet & Clank and Resistance franchises later this year, the developer's biggest splash at this week's Electronic Entertainment Expo is likely to be the unveiling of a project the gaming world knows nothing about just yet. The studio today confirmed that it will be unveiling its new Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game Monday during Electronic Arts' E3 media briefing.

Insomniac's multiplatform game won't be a new Ratchet & Clank, as Sony owns the property.
Insomniac's multiplatform game won't be a new Ratchet & Clank, as Sony owns the property.

Originally revealed as part of the EA Partners program just over a year ago, the partnership was particularly noteworthy as it called for Insomniac to work for the first time on a non-Sony system. Explaining the move, Insomniac CEO Ted Price said the developer wanted to go multiplatform to reach as large an audience as it possibly could. Price also said the move marked a change in direction for the company, which had to that point been producing games on an annual basis. Starting with the EA Partners project, Price said Insomniac would be spending more time iterating and polishing its games.

The move to multiplatform development isn't Insomniac's only ongoing expansion. In March, the studio announced the opening of a new Facebook and mobile games division dubbed Insomniac Click.

Electronic Arts' media briefing kicks off at 12:30 p.m. PDT. As with all the big E3 press conferences, GameSpot will blog the event as it happens and offer a live video stream of the proceedings. For more, check out GameSpot's E3 home page.

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