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Outernauts leaves Facebook and Kongregate for iOS exclusivity

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Insomniac Games will be shutting down its browser-based action role-playing game, Outernauts, on Kongregate and Facebook on Jan. 31 to focus on bringing the game to iOS, the developer announced on its official site.

"While we'd love to be able to keep running Outernauts on Facebook, Kongregate AND iOS, we simply don't have the resources to do so at our high standards," the post reads. "What does that mean? Honestly, it means we wouldn't be able to create new content for all three platforms and more importantly, properly address player inquiries. We have to pick where we focus, and we're going to focus on iOS (and eventually Android)."

In-game Outernauts purchases on the browser platforms have ceased. For those who purchased Star Gems in the past 24-48 hours will receive triple from Insomniac. The developer is expected to outline a reward structure for Outernauts browser players who wish to try out the game on iOS.

Talking to Polygon about the future and evolution of the studio's browser game in February, CEO Ted Price revealed that the game was in development for iOS. The iOS port will be an overhauled version of the browser-based game, offering a “more streamlined experience.” Featuring additional content such as beasts, worlds and missions, the mobile title's gameplay will focus on breeding and battles.

“In other words, we’ve evolved Outernauts specifically for iOS,” the post adds. “This ain’t no simple port. We’re very excited about it here.”