Q&ERA: Insomniac Games discusses Resistance, Ratchet and Clank, Sunset Overdrive, Spyro and more!

Discussion in 'Q&ERA' started by Q&ERA, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. Ahasverus

    Ahasverus Member

    I love insomniac. Thank you!
  2. PeskyToaster

    PeskyToaster Member

    Great questions and answers! Ratchet and Clank were staples of gaming with my brother. Maybe I’ll boot up 2016 tonight.
  3. Kaako

    Kaako Member

    I enjoyed reading this. Thanks for making these happen.
  4. Vaizard

    Vaizard Member

    Thanks for this! Sad to hear that there probably won't be a SSO patch, because the game really deserves it. Absolutely love that game.

    Really hope that SSO2 happens someday ^^
  5. someday

    someday Member

    I have to thank Insomniac for getting me back into gaming at the ripe old age of 36. Resistance:FOM will always be on my GOAT list, and I still miss it (and the myresistance.net site that helped stoke my forum habits). I played that game with my brother and my gf and countless strangers and haven't stopped playing games since. Thank you for that! Also, Sunset Overdrive was freaking amazing! I'd buy a sequel day 1, and I don't say that lightly.
  6. Yoss

    Yoss Member

    Great read, thanks for putting this together. Insomniac's been one of my favourite studios for a long time, it's always interesting to learn more about them. Now that we've got a release date for Spiderman I wonder how long we'll have to wait to hear about their next project. E3 maybe?
  7. QisTopTier

    QisTopTier Community Resettler Member

    Aww my question about the change in musical direction and how that kinda changed part of R&C's identity and feeling didn't get answered xD Oh well it was a fun read :D
  8. AHK-Hero

    AHK-Hero Member

    Really enjoyed this. I remember being blown away by Disruptor as a kid, and not realizing until many years later that it was from the same studio that put out greats like Spyro and Ratchet. Gotta appreciate the versatility demonstrated.

    Looking forward to their rendition of our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
  9. Print_Dog

    Print_Dog Member

    This was a nice Q&A. Thanks to everyone involved. I love Insomniac and can't wait for Spider-Man.
  10. Ghost305

    Ghost305 Member

    Very appreciative to Q&ERA for asking my questionand to jstevenson for answering it.

    Given how often you seem to be asked about high framerate, I hope it becomes a bigger consideration for future titles from your talented studio.

    Looking forward to Spider Man and the Spyro remake as well!
  11. Filipus

    Filipus Member

    Great read, thanks for answering my question!
  12. Dragonyeuw

    Dragonyeuw Member

    Great read. Thank you Insomniac and FWIW, I got $150 in my pocket with 'Spiderman collector's edition' all over it. :)
  13. Son Goku

    Son Goku Member

    Just pre-ordered Spider-Man collectors edition yesterday! It’ll be an awesome early birthday gift!

    100%’d the first 2 spyros back on ps1 (ok actually I finally got that last dragon on the first one just a couple years ago after years of frustration from when I got it on ps1) so already pre-ordered that collection.

    Ratchet and clank is my favorite game series of ALL TIME with my favorite game of all time (ACiT).

    Resistance 3 was my favorite shooter ever until the new doom came out. Resistance 2 had the coolest online co-op mode of any shooter I’ve played.

    Insomniac is probably my favorite developer ever only really rivaled by naughty dog I just realized while writing this. What a company and can’t wait to hear more from them in the future! Glad they’ve come back be pals with Sony after that dark time where they made the 2 crappy ratchet games and then made an exclusive Xbox game
  14. Michele

    Michele Member

    My question wasn't answered...my question wasn't answered... *sobs*
  15. jelly

    jelly Member

    Enjoyed that. Sounds like the right attitude to last this long and still be making great games. Looking forward to Spiderman.
  16. Dragon1893

    Dragon1893 Member

    Great read.
    Man, I really need to replay Resistance 3, such a great game.
  17. Auros01

    Auros01 Member

    This was a really fantastic read. Thanks to both Emily/Era and Insomniac for making this happen!
  18. AM_LIGHT

    AM_LIGHT Member

    Is there any hope for an X patch for Sunset Overdrive ?
  19. Really insightful Q&A, I'm happy that my question was answered so thoughtfully.
  20. Great stuff. Thanks Insomniac!
  21. tr00per

    tr00per Member

    Thanks for doing this Reset and Insomniacs!

    I wanted to submit a question to one of my favorite devs but I didn't think of one until just now reading through this :(

    Ah well, maybe they'll do another one someday...

    Definitely checking out that R3 playthrough!

  22. kickz

    kickz Member

    Yep, man we need this so bad it hurts..
  23. Wozman23

    Wozman23 Member

    Really enjoyable read!

    Cool to learn about the logic that goes into making the R&C weapons. I typically love the ones that emphasize the spectacle and humorous qualities. For instance, I love the absurdity of the Groovitron and Mr. Zurkon. While they do have their own tactical qualities, the really aren't all that powerful compared to most of the arsenal. They're just fun for fun's sake.

    Insomniac has held a special place in my heart for a very long time, and continue to be the main force in the AAA industry that keeps me excited. I really wish we lived in a world where an R4 and SO2 could have existed by now, but I look forward to Marvel's Spider-Man, revisiting Spyro via the remasters, the inevitable next Ratchet & Clank, and whatever other fun adventures and whimsy the future holds.
  24. mclaren777

    mclaren777 Member

    Is it too late to ask a question?
  25. Micro

    Micro Member

    This was fantastic, big thanks to Insomniac for doing this!

    Been a fan since Resistance: Fall of Man and really looking forward to Spider-Man. Hell, I even played some Fuse for the first time a few days ago and had plenty of fun.
  26. SO2 needs to happen !
  27. I just wanted to chime in by saying that while I don't actively participate in these Q+As, I thank all involved and hope they keep coming.
  28. Glassboy

    Glassboy Member

    Super fun read. Thanks to era and insomniac for doing this. Really looking forward to Spiderman! :)
  29. Cueil

    Cueil Member

    One man in his spare time made the X enhancements for Quantum Break so maybe that guy can spin up some free time for Sunset Overdrive X Enhancement :-p
  30. Icespark

    Icespark Member

    Very insightful. Love the inside baseball stuff. Thank you.
  31. SavoyPrime

    SavoyPrime Member

    Good read. Thanks to everyone involved.
  32. Keyouta

    Keyouta Member

    Thanks for the answers and doing the interview, you guys. Love Insomniac's games, and I'm super excited for Spider-Man!
  33. Xando

    Xando Member

    Insomniac <3

    Keep staying great.
  34. Derrick01

    Derrick01 Member

    Insomniac's one of my all time devs and I'm really looking forward to spider man, but at the same time I hope they're able/want to go back to Ratchet at some point too. It's my gaming comfort food and I need more of it.
  35. TheOMan

    TheOMan Member

    This was a good read.
  36. Izanu

    Izanu Member

    Good read. Thanks Insomniac for the answers and Emily for organising!
  37. Wollan

    Wollan Member

    Glad to hear that the 30-fps-only comment from now a decade ago (time passes fast!) is not something they're holding firmly to anymore.
  38. Redrefresh

    Redrefresh Member

    Oh man, very cool of you guys. I just bought Sunset Overdrive and it's just sitting there. I should go play it.
  39. Jack Scofield

    Jack Scofield Member

    Great read. I've been playing Ratchet & Clank since it was free on PS+ and I'm loving it, especially the animations. I love how the characters stretch and contort like in traditional cartoons. It really makes everything feel so vibrant and alive.
  40. QuantumZebra

    QuantumZebra Member

    Cool interview.

    Resistance 3 is one of the best shooters ever and I wish it got an HD remake on PS4.
  41. Great read, thanks for answering the questions asked and thanks for the great games, keep up the success.
  42. Awesome read, thanks to everyone for putting this together!
  43. darz1

    darz1 Member

    Do we have an archive for the Q&ERA threads?

    Specifically looking for the Image and Form Gamez one
  44. Inuhanyou

    Inuhanyou Member

    Thanks for the interview guys! Insomniac is a very efficient studio...every since back in the PS1 days. Cheers! Buying spiderman day 1
  45. Doom_Bringer

    Doom_Bringer Member

    this is great stuff. What a genuine studio! The full team actually answered questions from a form group.
  46. Dancrane212

    Dancrane212 Member

    Ah, the joys of not proofreading before hitting that submit button. When will I learn?

    Thanks for answering though! Now I'm curious if I just imagined that post...

    Wouldn't be the first time.
  47. Jack Scofield

    Jack Scofield Member

  48. GothaZ

    GothaZ Member

    Thanks for the interview guys. Is amazing know more about Insomniac.
  49. HyGogg

    HyGogg Member

    This was a good Q&A. Insomniac has become a really interesting studio lately. For a time they were doing so many smaller and "indie"-style projects it seemed like they were pulling a Double Fine, but then they still manage to do AAA stuff like Sunset Overdrive, Ratchet and Clank, and Spiderman. It's interesting that they're able to handle so many different projects of such wildly different sizes and scopes without leaving teams dangling. They've had some hits, some misses, and a lot of interesting stuff in between.