Insomniac's new multiplatform game was originally announced as Overstrike , but it has since been re-branded as Fuse , and it's coming to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2013.
We'll be taking a closer look at Fuse in the weeks to come but in the meantime, we're interested in what Insomniac CEO Ted Price told GameSpot about leaving single-player-only projects behind for good.
The studio that brought you Ratchet & Clank and Resistance has not only gone multiplatform, they've also embraced multiplayer for the future. Said Price:
"I can't imagine that any game we'd do from here on out will be single-player-only. The [game industry] has changed. As gamers, we have always been social, but thanks to the way technology has evolved, it's much easier for us to play together. And it's much easier for developers to create experiences where you can play together. So we want to encourage that with all of our games because ultimately, in my opinion, it's often more fun to play with a friend."
Of course, this doesn't mean the team is abandoning campaigns for their future titles, as the upcoming Fuse will boast both single-player and multiplayer action. Price reminds us that many gamers are simply interested in having both and as a developer, they don't have to "skimp on either side." It's just about having that balance. Finished Price:
"We understand that a large portion of players are interested in that single-player experience. A lot of us gamers are interested in both. I love single-player games but I also love multiplayer games, and I think that Fuse offers you the opportunity to do both without having to skimp on either side."
Some could argue that if a team put all their time and resources into a single-player-only game rather than splitting everything up to incorporate multiplayer, we'd get a superior campaign experience. …but that may be a moot point in this day and age.
Related Game(s): Fuse