EA: Insomniac game to beat 90 Metacritic

Is "breaking new ground".

Resistance and Ratchet and Clank developer Insomniac's upcoming multiplatform EA game will manage a higher than 90 review score average, the US publishing behemoth has confidently proclaimed.

Insomniac is "breaking new ground" with the game and has hit upon "a really great creative idea", EA Partners boss David DeMartini revealed to Eurogamer in an interview published today.

Little is known about Insomniac's EA title, save for it is the developer's first multiplatform game in its 16-year history.

Insomniac, which is also developing Resistance 3 and Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One for the PlayStation 3, signed a publishing agreement with EA in May.

The unannounced title marks the introduction of a brand new universe, and is in development at Insomniac's Burbank studio.

"They're doing what Insomniac does," DeMartini said.

"Insomniac makes really high-quality experiences that consumers love, and they're doing that again. They are breaking some ground with regards to gameplay. But I'm not going to sit here and say, 'Yeah, they're going 4D.'

"Insomniac regularly has set a bar at 90 in Metacritic. I think this game is going to exceed that bar. It is a really great creative idea that they're executing on marvellously so far."

EA's so far refused to provide a release window for Insomniac's game, but DeMartini suggested gamers will soon catch a glimpse of what the US developer is up to.

"There's a lot of time between now and the finish line, but based on their track record, I'm highly confident they're going to get there. I think sooner rather than later we're going to be sharing some early concepts on that one because they've made so much progress. They're in a great position.

"The maturity of their technology and their team allows them to make a tremendous amount of early progress. They can take some of the concepts to consumers in a rather developed form, and get feedback. We're just in the middle of that feedback loop and they're making great progress."

This isn't the first time DeMartini has expressed his faith in one of his games.

Last month he told Eurogamer upcoming science fiction shooter Crysis 2 will be a 90-rated game.

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