Electronic Arts announced earlier today that it has signed a publishing agreement with Insomniac Games, the developer behind the Resistance, Spyro the Dragon and Ratchet & Clank franchises. The agreement concerns an upcoming multiplatform title in a new franchise and universe that will come to the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. This title, for which no details are available at this time, is the first game in the 16-year existence of the studio that is being developed for more than a single platform. Until now, the developer created games exclusively for the Sony Playstation.
In a video message directed at the Insomniac Games fanbase, CEO Ted Price reassured fans that this news does not imply the studio will cease to support popular franchises that have been published by Sony in the past. According to Price, Insomniac Games remains dedicated to Sony, as well the Resistance and Ratchet & Clank franchises.
Insomniac Games remains an independent developer under the agreement, and therefore maintains control of the IP of this new franchise.