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Kifimbo
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(02-02-2012, 07:38 PM)
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Ok, I first discovered Insomniac Games (Ratchet & Clank, Resistance) registered Outernauts (USPTO). Did more research, found they also bought OUTERNAUTS-GAME.com and OUTERNAUTS-GAME.net (probably among others). Googled Outernauts, and found a webpage called EAP Marketing FY13 Home Page.

•The Secret World
•Overstrike
•Populous
•Outernauts
•Respawn

Source: http://eapmarketingfy13.wikispaces.c...FY13+Home+Page

Basically, EAP = EA Partners
FY13 = Fiscal year 2013

The Secret World is an EAP project with Funcom.
Overstrike is an EAP project with Insomiac.
Respawn is an EAP project with Respawn Entertainment (still no name for the game)
Outernauts would be a second project between Insomiac and EAP.
And there is a new Populous in development, likely from an external studio since it's an EA Partners game.

This page was created by someone called pmarineau. There is a Phil Marineau working for EA. He's the director or marketing.

Source: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/phil-marineau/2/981/733

Link to the original news (in French): http://www.hardgamers.com/nouvelle.asp?no=45249
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outunderthestars
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(02-02-2012, 07:40 PM)
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I read that as otternauts, and got really excited thinking about a game about river otter astronauts.
V_Ben
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(02-02-2012, 07:40 PM)
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A second Insomniac/EA project? Whoa. Maybe that's what the All 4 One team is working on now. And a new Populous developed by an external developer? Huh. That's... interesting.

Edit: I fully expect James to come into this thread, and post something funny and vague. Maybe just "shifty eyes". Outernauts is a cool name though.

Edit 2: Well, if EA registered that page for FY2013, then perhaps Outernauts is a downloadable title for PSN/XBLA. Makes sense, EAP does digital games too.
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Omikaru
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(02-02-2012, 07:42 PM)
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Good sleuthing, OP.

Shame there's not more on Respawn's first game, since that would be dynamite. Interesting info nonetheless.
SykoTech
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(02-02-2012, 07:44 PM)
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I read Outernauts and a successor to Psychonauts was the first thing to pop in my head.

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Kifimbo
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(02-02-2012, 07:45 PM)
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By the way, EA's fiscal year starts on April 1 and ends March 31. So FY13 is between April 2012 and March 2013. Which means these 5 games could be released in the next 14 months (The Secret World was a given).
Empty
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(02-02-2012, 07:46 PM)
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not sure if i should be trying to glean anything from a a name, but outernauts sounds like a spiritual successor to ratchet.

anyway nice work op. what a random site to make though, there's nothing on there except names though i guess it could be a work in progress. lol at having it open to everyone.
Omikaru
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Originally Posted by Kifimbo

By the way, EA's fiscal year starts on April 1 and ends March 31. So FY13 is between April 2012 and March 2013. Which means these 5 games could be released in the next 14 months.

So Respawn's game possibly being lined up to compete with the next Call of Duty then?
Callibretto
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(02-02-2012, 07:46 PM)
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maybe outernauts is a cartoon platformer, their replacement for Ratchet and Clank.
V_Ben
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(02-02-2012, 07:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Empty

not sure if i should be trying to glean anything from a a name, but outernauts sounds like a spiritual successor to ratchet.

anyway nice work op. what a random site to make though, there's nothing on there except names though i guess it could be a work in progress. lol at having it open to everyone.

More specifically, it sounds like a spiritual successor to All 4 One in my head. a 4 person co-op downloadable game would be cool.
The_Darkest_Red
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(02-02-2012, 07:47 PM)
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This is one of the many reasons why I love GAF. Nice job, OP.

I'm interested to see what this is all about, I love basically everything Insomniac has done this generation (even Resistance 2!).
Tiktaalik
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(02-02-2012, 07:48 PM)
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It'll be interesting to see how EA turns Populous into a mainstream FPS.
Kifimbo
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(02-02-2012, 07:48 PM)
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One more thing: Insomniac registered Space Beasts and Galaxy Beasts back in October, so there is clearly a space theme going on. Outernauts might be the final name.
Callibretto
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(02-02-2012, 07:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by V_Ben

More specifically, it sounds like a spiritual successor to All 4 One in my head. a 4 person co-op downloadable game would be cool.

they already have co-op games with Overstrike. their 2nd game would be a kid friendly game like Ratchet and Clank. partnered with EA, they could expand to other media, comics, movies, etc.
V_Ben
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(02-02-2012, 07:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kifimbo

One more thing: Insomniac registered Space Beasts and Galaxy Beasts back in October, so there is clearly a space theme going on. Outernauts might be the final name.

Oh my. I see Skylanders in my head, and I'm sure EA would like a piece of that too.
Nirolak
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(02-02-2012, 07:52 PM)
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Very nice find.

Originally Posted by Kifimbo

And there is a new Populous in development, likely from an external studio since it's an EA Partners game.

It's worth noting EA Partners now includes social/mobile/Facebook games.
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(02-02-2012, 07:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tiktaalik

It'll be interesting to see how EA turns Populous into a mainstream FPS.

http://www.somethingawful.com/d/news...icate-xcom.php
LiK
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(02-02-2012, 07:55 PM)
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WHERE ARE YOU JAMES STEVENSON?
Kifimbo
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(02-02-2012, 07:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

Very nice find.

It's worth noting EA Partners now includes social/mobile/Facebook games.

Didn't know that. But EA bought many pieces for their social push, so why wouldn't they develop Populous internally if it is a social game ?
subversus
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(02-02-2012, 07:57 PM)
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Populous is a Facebook game probably. Will be glad if it is iOS though.

EA is not 2K, that's for sure.
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(02-02-2012, 07:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kifimbo

Didn't know that. But EA bought many pieces for their social push, so why wouldn't they develop Populous internally if it is a social game ?

Oh hmm, I guess this extension isn't referred to as EA Partners even though it conceptually is: http://www.develop-online.net/news/3...ile-and-social
sloppyjoe_gamer
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(02-02-2012, 07:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Callibretto

maybe outernauts is a cartoon platformer, their replacement for Ratchet and Clank.

Who said Ratchet and Clank is being replaced?
Alastor
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(02-02-2012, 07:59 PM)
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New Populous? Be still, my heart... Please, be a full-featured PC game!
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(02-02-2012, 08:05 PM)
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Good sleuthing, OP! Could be a tag in the making right there.

Originally Posted by Nirolak

http://www.somethingawful.com/d/news...icate-xcom.php

Depressingly realistic.
jstevenson
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(02-02-2012, 08:13 PM)
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I was trying to think up some sort of snarky response, but I have to go record Weekend Confirmed. yeehaw.
LiK
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(02-02-2012, 08:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by jstevenson

I was trying to think up some sort of snarky response, but I have to go record Weekend Confirmed. yeehaw.

HEEHEE
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(02-02-2012, 08:16 PM)
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Great job Kifimbo :p
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(02-02-2012, 08:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

Very nice find.



It's worth noting EA Partners now includes social/mobile/Facebook games.

Yep, and Insomniac has their social/mobile games division.
V_Ben
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(02-02-2012, 08:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by cuyahoga

Yep, and Insomniac has their social/mobile games division.

Ooh, right. Good thinking.
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(02-02-2012, 08:54 PM)
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The page has now been hidden.

I wonder if these are all actually releasing in FY13.

That's a pretty aggressive schedule on top of what they already have, but then again, most of those won't sell copies or are incredibly low margin for EA (like Secret World).
Neuromancer
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(02-02-2012, 08:55 PM)
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Hmmm I'm liking the sound of a new Populous game.
HamPster PamPster
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(02-02-2012, 09:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by outunderthestars

I read that as otternauts, and got really excited thinking about a game about river otter astronauts.

Same. This game will never live up to it's otter astronauts potential
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(02-02-2012, 09:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by outunderthestars

I read that as otternauts, and got really excited thinking about a game about river otter astronauts.

There's still time jstevenson! Tell Ted ASAP!

Originally Posted by Tiktaalik

It'll be interesting to see how EA turns Populous into a mainstream FPS.

Pitch black humor, my friend.
soultron
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(02-02-2012, 09:22 PM)
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Nice work, OP. Best thread in Gaming all week, son.

Populus article made me question reality for a moment. :c

Here's hoping it's a new IP.
kanugo
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(02-02-2012, 09:29 PM)
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Well, for GameInformer, the OP is "An Internet sleuth".

HERE!
Saty
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(02-02-2012, 09:33 PM)
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What are the odds that Populous isn't a social network\mobile game?
Dan
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(02-02-2012, 09:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by kassatsu

NeoGAF: home of real games journalism

Truth.

I'm intrigued. I love their Ratchet & Clank games, although I didn't try All 4 One since I don't really care about co-op. Just the title of the project makes me think it could be in the same vein somehow.
8bit
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(02-02-2012, 09:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Saty

What are the odds that Populous isn't a social network\mobile game?

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/02/01/ea...n-major-ea-ip/
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Originally Posted by 8bit

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/02/01/ea...n-major-ea-ip/

That one is Sim City.

But yes, I wouldn't be surprised if this is also one.
Shiggy
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(02-02-2012, 09:44 PM)
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I think Insomniac is on the way out as their EA projects are sure to become commercial failures :/
chri5t
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(02-02-2012, 09:45 PM)
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Kind of weird saying this, but I'm not optimistic at all about Insomniac's new projects.
Chittagong
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(02-02-2012, 09:47 PM)
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Props. One of the most impressive finds in recent memory by a gaffer.

Oh my god*, a new Populous


* = me
Taij
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(02-02-2012, 10:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shiggy

I think Insomniac is on the way out as their EA projects are sure to become commercial failures :/

Based on what?
thetrin
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(02-02-2012, 10:02 PM)
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OH MY GOD A NEW POPULOUS

I will laugh my ass off if it's a shooter.
Shiggy
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(02-02-2012, 10:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Taij

Based on what?

Based on who the publisher is.
op_ivy
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(02-02-2012, 10:04 PM)
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new populus is awesome. really hope it takes some of the simulation aspects of from dust
Thanati
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(02-02-2012, 10:07 PM)
A new Populous would be great. However, I also said this about a new Syndicate, and look what they did to that.

So, Populous the FPS?
Kuran
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(02-02-2012, 10:09 PM)
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They will ruin everything.
SykoTech
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(02-02-2012, 11:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by sloppyjoe_gamer

Who said Ratchet and Clank is being replaced?

Hopefully, no one at Insomniac.

I wouldn't object to more platformers though.

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