Electronic Arts and Insomniac Games announce Outernauts for Facebook

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Insomniac Games, makers of the successful Ratchet & Clank and Resistance series, just announced their first Facebook game, Outernauts.

Outernauts is an adventure role-playing game where players control the elite Outernauts force as they train exotic alien beasts and uncover the riddle behind mysterious “ancients.”  The game takes place across a number of explorable planets and lets friends team up together as they examine the untamed universe and combat pirates and evil corporations.

“We see a huge opportunity to reach an entirely different audience of gamers through Facebook,” Ted Price, president and founder of Insomniac Games said in a statement. “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.”

For 18 years, Insomniac developed exclusively for the PlayStation platform until the company announced its first game for the Electronic Arts Partners program, Overstrike. Outernauts is another project for the partners program is currently in closed beta. Insomniac hopes to launch the game this summer.