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Insomniac Games not working on Wii U titles, may consider PC development, says CEO

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Resistance and Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac Games is not working on Wii U titles, according to CEO Ted Price, who took part in a Reddit AMA today.

The Insomniac Games founder said he considers Nintendo's Wii U as more of a current-generation platform, when asked about his thoughts on next-gen consoles. As for Sony and Microsoft's next-generation console plans, Price said he was excited about both.

"When it comes to PS4 I'm excited that they seem to lowering barriers for independent developers," he wrote. "It's cool to see almost weekly announcements from Sony explaining how they're opening things up for indies. And of course I'm very excited to see what Microsoft announces soon."

When asked why the studio's upcoming co-op shooter Fuse hadn't been announced for PC, Price said development on a third platform has been "a bandwidth issue."

"We wanted to make sure that we nailed it on Xbox 360 and PS3 before considering anything else," he said. "New IP, new engine [and] tools, new publishing partner. There was a lot of "new" on the project." When asked again if Insomniac had PC game development in its plans, Price responded, "Maybe...stay tuned."

Finally, when a fan asked whether Insomniac would make another game that ran at 60 frames per second, Price indicated it seemed unlikely.

"I frankly don't know if we'll go back to 60fps," he said. "It has its pluses and minuses. It seems like our fans have been pretty happy with Resistance, the new Ratchets and Fuse at 30fps — we can certainly do more on screen at that frame rate..."

Insomniac Games will release Fuse on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on May 28 in North America.

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