Insomniac's Outernauts headed to iOS, dropping browser version

After about a year and a half, Insomniac is ready to take its monster-collection RPG, Outernauts, and re-release it as a free-to-play iOS title. Unfortunately, this will mark an end to the game's current incarnation on Facebook and Kongregate. The browser-based version of the game will be discontinued on January 31, a year and a half after it first launched.

"As of right now, we have stopped in-game purchases and will offer triple the purchased Star Gems to those who bought them within the past 24-48 hours," explained the announcement (via Kotaku).

"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. We want to make sure you stick with us and continue enjoying and helping make the franchise better."

Insomniac has not given a release date for the upcoming iOS (and eventual Android) version of Outernauts, but promises an overhauled experience with new content that includes more beasts, worlds, and missions.