|EA, Insomniac Games Announce Outernauts for Facebook
IT News Online Staff
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) and independent video game studio Insomniac Games have announced the first details of Outernauts, a completely new intellectual property and the indie developer's first game tailored for Facebook.
Combining Insomniac's immersive storytelling with a unique art style and sense of wit, Outernauts is an adventure role-playing game that casts players as members of United Earth's elite Outernaut force.
The Outernauts are charged with capturing and training exotic alien beasts as they uncover the riddle behind mysterious "ancients" while battling pirates and evil corporations seeking to control the galaxy.
Players will explore planets, harvest loot, and fight asynchronously alongside or against friends to master a wild, untamed universe. Outernauts marks the first foray into the social gaming space for Insomniac Games.
"We see a huge opportunity to reach an entirely different audience of gamers through Facebook," said Ted Price, President and Founder of Insomniac Games. "As we have demonstrated for nearly twenty years in the console games space, we're confident we can help evolve the definition of a game experience on Facebook. With Outernauts, we are delivering a deep story with real RPG strategy, coupled with Insomniac's signature sense of humor."
Outernauts is currently in a closed beta testing phase and will launch on Facebook this summer.