Insomniac Is Done With Resistance
'sigh' And this is what happens when perfectly grand shooters fall under the shadow of certain behemoths in the same genre.
Although it's one of the most critically acclaimed new franchises of the current generation, Insomniac says they're abandoning the Resistance franchise.
Studio CEO Ted Price said simply- "We won't be making any more Resistances." Disappointing Resistance 3 sales probably contributed to the decision, although it appeared that Insomniac was moving away from the series earlier last year. Creative director Marcus Smith went on record saying the team hadn't planned a sequel beyond R3, and Insomniac was looking to move in different directions (and evidently, they're doing just that).
As most already know, the team is currently working on their first multiplatform title, Overstrike, which was announced at E3 last year. It's a squad-based shooter but we haven't received many details since the unveiling. As for Resistance, we at PSXE are just plain annoyed. Fall of Man essentially defined the PS3 launch, and the two ensuing titles were absolutely and in all other ways excellent. We still say R3 may have had the single best arsenal of weapons in any FPS this generation and if it weren't for Killzone 3, R3 likely would've won our Shooter of the Year award.
Oh well. Can't get everything you want.
1/26/2012 10:28:16 AM Ben Dutka