EA and Insomniac Games Blast Off With the Launch of Outernauts on Facebook Today
Leading Software Publisher and Award-Winning Console Game Developer
Team Up To Bring Adventure Role-Playing Game to Facebook
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
It's time to tame the galaxy! Today Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) and
Insomniac Games announced the official launch of Outernauts™, the
independent developer's first game created for Facebook. Developed by
Insomniac Games, the creators of Spyro the Dragon™, Ratchet
& Clank™, and Resistance™, Outernauts is a new
adventure role-playing social game set in a universe where players can
capture and train exotic alien beasts for battle as they transform their
cosmic homeworld into a thriving galactic hub.
"Outernauts is Insomniac's newest game universe. We believe it
will appeal to both our long time Insomniac fans and new consumers on
Facebook," said Ted Price, President and Founder of Insomniac Games. "By
bringing the breadth and elements of console gaming to a social game, we
hope to give our fans—both old and new—a unique gaming experience on
Featuring a deep story with real RPG strategy and Insomniac's signature
sense of humor, 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.
"We're delighted to see such a well-known and respected developer of
console games launch its newest project on Facebook," said Sean Ryan,
Director of Games Partnerships, Facebook. "With the arrival of Outernauts,
people who love console games have another way to connect with friends
Outernauts is now live on Facebook at http://apps.facebook.com/outernauts.
To learn more about Outernauts, visit the game's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/outernauts.
Press assets are available at http://info.ea.com.
About Insomniac Games
Insomniac Games is an independent videogames developer that has released
award-winning hits exclusively for PlayStation consoles for 18-plus
years. In 2009, it announced a partnership with EA Partners to release
its first multiplatform game, Overstrike. The studio has created
world-famous game franchises such as Spyro the Dragon, Ratchet & Clank
and Resistance, resulting in more than 38 million games sold globally.
Insomniac is also known for its collaborative workplace culture, having
earned 12 local, regional and national "best places to work" honors
since 2004. In January 2009, Insomniac opened a Durham, N.C. studio.
Additional information can be found on both Insomniac studio locations
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company's game franchises are offered as both
packaged goods products and online services delivered through
Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and
tablets. EA has more than 100 million registered players and operates in
In fiscal year 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion.
Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for
critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster franchises such as The
Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™, and Mass
Effect™. More information about EA is available at http://info.ea.com.
The Sims and Need for Speed are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. Mass
Effect is a trademark of EA International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd.
John Madden, NFL and FIFA are the property of their respective owners
and used with permission. EA and the EA logo are trademarks of
Electronic Arts Inc. Ratchet and Clank, Resistance and Outernauts are
trademarks of Insomniac Games, Inc. Facebook is a registered trademark
of Facebook, Inc.
Alexis McDowel, 650-628-7703
Lauren Svensson, 650-628-3138
Source: Electronic Arts Inc.
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