A new GamesBeat event is around the corner! Learn more about what comes next. 


Fuse

Electronic Arts and Insomniac Games said today that they will launch the four-person co-op sci-fi shooter Fuse on May 28 in North America and May 31 in Europe.

The highly anticipated title is a big bet on a new intellectual property by Insomniac. It is the developer’s first major console game that isn’t captive on Sony’s platform. The title will launch on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Insomniac ran late with this game. That sort of problem is why EA chief executive John Riccitiello no longer has his job — not that it’s Insomniac’s fault. That just tells you how important this game is to the two companies.

Webinar

Three top investment pros open up about what it takes to get your video game funded.

Watch On Demand

Fuse stars four elite covert agents — Dalton Brooks, Izzy Sinclair, Jacob Kimble, and Naya Deveraux — each with his own Xenotech weapon and set of unique skills. They have to band together to protect mankind from a deadly alien energy known as Fuse.

“Insomniac Games is known for delivering best-in-class weaponry that breaks the mold of traditional video games — and Fuse is no different,” said Ted Price, the chief executive officer and founder of Insomniac, in a statement. “These Xenotech weapons further the innovation players will find in this unique action co-op shooter. We can’t wait to bring Fuse, our first multiplatform game, to gamers worldwide this May.”

EA is offering bonuses for those who preorder the game.

GamesBeat

GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. How will you do that? Membership includes access to:
  • Newsletters, such as DeanBeat
  • The wonderful, educational, and fun speakers at our events
  • Networking opportunities
  • Special members-only interviews, chats, and "open office" events with GamesBeat staff
  • Chatting with community members, GamesBeat staff, and other guests in our Discord
  • And maybe even a fun prize or two
  • Introductions to like-minded parties
Become a member