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Insomniac Games on Cross Platform Development

Posted on September 26, 2011 AT 12:07pm

THE BUZZ: Ted price, Studio Boss at Insomniac Games, has revealed that developing Overstrike for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 has posed some challenges.

The game was announced at this year’s E3 and will be a four person co-op shooter. “For many years we’ve had a great relationship with Sony and we started out making games for the PlayStation. Of course, we eventually moved on to PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3, but a couple of years ago we realized that we had a great opportunity to reach a larger audience on the Xbox, and we began plans to create a multi-platform franchise.” Price told OXM. “We believe the audiences are pretty similar, Hardcore gamers are hardcore gamers. The folks playing third-person action games on Xbox 360 have similar tastes to those that are playing third-person action games on PlayStation.”

“From a design perspective we should always be platform-agnostic; however, from a technical perspective there are certain things we have had to think hard about to make sure what we deliver is going to be an equal experience on both platforms,” he added. “It takes a slightly different approach in terms of how we’re developing our game technically, but our tech group has been on this problem for quite a while, and we are seeing some fantastic results that demonstrate parity between the two platforms.”

EGM’s TAKE: We’re sure that coming from Insomniac the game will look amazing on whichever platform you choose.

Are you looking forward to Overstrike? Please comment below.

Source: OXM

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