Though Insomniac sees its new publishing deal with EA as a vehicle for reaching a wider audience, the Ratchet & Clank developer has no intention of dropping its Sony heritage.
Insomniac has been a close ally of Sony's for 12 years and will continue to make exclusive games for the format-holder.
The studio's CEO Ted Price added that the fact that it will – much like new upstart Respawn Entertainment – retain control of its new IP was a key element in its agreement with EA.
Having spent the last 12 years in the industry, what I'd say is that I don't think it's an issue of power, but creative control,” he told Develop.
If you work for an entity like Insomniac that creates this powerful experiences you will want an element of creative control over where that intellectual property can go. And for an independent developer owning an IP and going multiplatform are two of the big key value drivers for an independent.”
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