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Insomniac Shutting Down Outernauts on Facebook January to Focus on iOS Version

Posted on December 5, 2013 AT 11:25am

Outernauts, a Pokémon-esque Facebook game developed by Insomniac Games, will shut down on Facebook January 31 in order to shift focus to the iOS version of the RPG, the company announced.

“The time has come for us to create a new Outernauts adventure that will be available on iOS,” reads a post on the official Insomniac Games website. While we’d love to be able to keep running Outernauts on Facebook, Kongregate AND iOS, we simply don’t have the resources to do so at our high standards. What does that mean? Honestly, it means we wouldn’t be able to create new content for all three platforms and more importantly, properly address player inquiries. We have to pick where we focus, and we’re going to focus on iOS (and eventually Android).”

Outernauts is set on an alien planet where players must find, capture, and care for creatures that they do battle with. It is the first game developed by Insomniac Games for a platform outside of Sony’s (released in 2012, it predates Fuse) and their first foray into social network games.

The iOS version, Insomniac says, “ain’t no simple port.” The mobile iteration will feature “more beasts, worlds, missions, and well…more.”

Insomniac has yet to provide a release date or release window for the iOS and Android versions of Outernauts.

Source: Insomniac Games

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