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Insomniac CEO Suggests Continued Focus on Open-World Games

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With Sunset Overdrive and Marvel’s Spider-Man, Insomniac Games has cemented itself as one of the most exciting developers for open-world games, and that trend may be set to continue.

In a recent interview with VentureBeat, Insomniac CEO Ted Price indicated that the team is likely to continue to push open-world games.

“We like to focus on our story-driven open-world games and really understand what gets players exciting [sic] and double down on those things.”

Coupled with this philosophy is a desire to work on projects with “a positive message,” particularly focusing on underdogs overcoming adversity.

While Insomniac has not yet revealed its next ‘traditional’ console game, the company is working with Oculus on Stormland. Even in this project, the developer’s engagement with open-world structures is in evidence.

Price describes Stormland as “one of the first open-world VR games,” and the team is “doing more with locomotion, combat, and interface” than it previously thought possible.

Stormland is the only project currently announced as being in development at the studio, but Price states that the team is “always moving on something else,” so a fresh announcement may not be too far away.

OnlySP’s Michael Cripe reviewed Marvel’s Spider-Man last year, scoring it as a Distinction (4/5), calling it “more than an evolution for superhero video games. Insomniac has managed to capture the essence of adventure, pure joy, and character with its iteration on Spider-Man.”

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Damien Lawardorn
Damien Lawardorn is an aspiring novelist, journalist, and essayist. His goal in writing is to inspire readers to engage and think, rather than simply consume and enjoy. With broad interests ranging from literature and video games to fringe science and social movements, his work tends to touch on the unexpected. Damien is the former Editor-in-Chief of OnlySP. More of his work can be found at https://open.abc.net.au/people/21767

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