Resistance And Ratchet Creators Focusing On PS3 & Xbox 360, Not NGP

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Insomniac Games, creators of PlayStation staples Ratchet & Clank and Resistance, say they'll continue to stick to console games for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but not the next PlayStation Portable, Sony's NGP.

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At the developer's community day in Hollywood, California today, Insomniac senior community manager James Stevenson told fans that the game maker is "totally focused on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360" right now. It currently has Resistance 3 and Rachet & Clank All 4 One in development, as well as an as-yet-unrevealed multi-platform game for Electronic Arts.

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While Insomniac would "support Sony" in the development of games for the NGP, "it's probably not something we would develop in-house."

That's typical of Insomniac, which has primarily focused on PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 development. Portable games based on Insomniac's best known franchises have been handled by teams like Sony Bend and High Impact Games.

Sony has already announced a title based on the Resistance series for the NGP. That game is being developed by Nihilistic Software.

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Insomniac Games recently announced a new division, Insomniac Click, a small studio that will concentrate on making social games for web and mobile platforms.

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I wonder what the game lineup will be like on the NGP. It seems like a lot of the games will be basically PS3 titles which I have no problem with, but it seems like if I get one I'll have to make a choice between the graphically superior PS3 version, and the vastly more portable NGP version.