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At Least Insomniac Wants a New Amplitude to Get Made

Posted by Sammy Barker

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Insomniac Games may have temporarily switched system allegiances, but that doesn’t mean that it’s done with PlayStation entirely. Writing on its official blog, the developer has issued a rallying cry to its fans, encouraging them to give Harmonix’s flagging Kickstarter campaign one final push. Regular readers will remember that the developer is aiming to raise $775,000 in order to bring PlayStation 2 classic Amplitude back on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

While the funding initiative is actually going well, the short campaign duration and high target means that it’s likely to fall short of its goal. At the time of typing, the company’s accrued a respectable $436,419, but it needs to almost double that in the three or so days remaining to hit its target.

Thank heavens for Insomniac Games’ gaffer Ted Price, then, as he’s contributed $7,500 to the cause. “We are big fans of both Harmonix and Amplitude, and we want to see Amplitude HD,” he beamed. “We hope that if you liked Amplitude or Frequency, or just love great music games in general, you'll consider pledging, too.”

The contribution will allow the executive to put his own song in the game should it get made. Fortunately, as Eurogamer.net points out, the Ratchet & Clank maker actually has a killer track in the guise of Crazy Ride, a promotional tune released to celebrate the firm’s 20th anniversary. We’ve embedded that below, purely because it’s entertaining seeing Ted Price dance around with a wig on his head.

[via insomniacgames.com, eurogamer.net]

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User Comments (11)

banacheck

#2

banacheck said:

Insomniac " Hi PlayStation fans we are making a brand new IP exclusive to XboxOne, but need your help to fund a Amplitude HD for the PS3/PS4 for Harmonix"

I think i already know the outcome too this. but sadly it'll be for the wrong reason.

Davros79

#3

Davros79 said:

Yep insomniac sold their soul when MS flashed the cash to fund/publish sunset overdrive. In a similar way that Respawn did with titanfall. Its harder to take with sunset overdrive though, because of INSOMNIACS rich history with the PS brand. So as far as helping them(or any company linked to them) out goes...... NO. I 'd rather shave my balls with a rusty breadknife!!

MorriganIsHot

#4

MorriganIsHot said:

Insomniac Games are garbage, Spyro year of the dragon was the last great game. Didn't like R&C nor Resistance, Fuse was also crap. So I don't care they went to M$ hopefully they stay with them.

Shaolin

#5

Shaolin said:

@Davros79 Like you, I too am sad that Sunset Overdrive won't be coming to PS4 (well not for a long long time). However, I don't blame Microsoft for that - no not one bit at all. I blame Sony because they were too aggressive in demanding that Insomniac give them the ownership rights to the IP whereas Microsoft was happy to do business with them whilst letting them keep their rights to their IP. Sony seems to have better terms for Indies but not so good terms for their AAA studios.

@MorriganIsHot I disagree with you when you say that Insomniac are garbage. Maybe you didn't like their games but the words you choose say more about that and about you than they do about them.

DHW

#8

DHW said:

I don't get the hate Insomniac gets for 1 game that isn't coming to PlatStation. So what if they wanna expand their horizons? They have a whole nother studio working on PS4 Ratchet, which is fine by me.

Davros79

#9

Davros79 said:

@Shaolin Valid point mate. I just think its a shame about sunset overdrive not coming to ps4. You'd think it would be in insomniacs interests, to find a neutral publisher and have all their future games (R&C and Ressistance, sunset overdrive etc) go multi-format.....i know retaining the ip is important to them, but it seems like they just went straight to MS with the idea!!

Im sure sony woudlve agreed to this too,had they been given the opportunity .

Shaolin

#10

Shaolin said:

@Davros79 I completely agree, I've only ever done any serious gaming on PlayStation and that's not because I've got anything against Microsoft but Sunset Overdrive is one of the only games that have caught my interest which happen to be exclusive to Xbox. It's funny because I'll probably end up following all the news and watching all the trailers for it - strange eh.

I don't begrudge either Microsoft or Sony for having exclusive games because it's always been the way but Sunset Overdrive just feels and screams of PlayStation. In all fairness though I think that the relationship between Insomniac and Sony had started to cool off after Resistance 3 and it was particularly telling that Insomniac came out and said that Sunset Overdrive was the game that they'd been waiting 20 years to make - ouch.

-CraZed-

#11

-CraZed- said:

Upped my pledge to help out. Looking forward to them making this game. $200,000 left to go!

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