Outernauts Facebook Shutting Down to Pursue Mobile Version

Insomniac Games has announced that it will be shutting down the Facebook version of Outernauts, its first Facebook game, on January 31 and will be working on a mobile version.

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The Insomniac Games website states that,

“The decision will allow Insomniac to concentrate on making our iOS version the very best it can be.”

“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. 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).”

By the way, in-game purchases are now closed, and players who have purchased star gems in the past 48 hours will receive triple the amount as compensation.

Insomniac added,

“In addition, we will soon announce a detailed rewards structure as a thank-you to the many dedicated Outernauts browser players who may wish to try Outernauts on iOS. This is important to us, as we have come to really connect with the hardcore Outernauts community members.”

Are you sad to see Outernauts leave Facebook or are you glad that they are going mobile?