Insomniac Said No To Resistance 4 Due To Franchise Fatigue
A great many wanted Resistance 4. Lower-than-anticipated sales of Resistance 3 may have impacted the decision to deliver another sequel, but that wasn't one of the reasons Insomniac boss Ted Price cited.
In speaking to GamesRadar, Price said his team "seriously considered" a fourth Resistance but they instead opted to create a new franchise (the co-op-driven Fuse). Essentially, they wanted to do something new.
"One of the aspects of building franchises, and sticking with them for a long time is that even the team can get franchise fatigue. We had been pushing hard with Resistance from the beginning--which was a tough birth--to Resistance 3, which is a game we were all very proud of. With Resistance 3 it felt like we had capped off, or at least closed a major chapter in that franchise. So, a lot of the team was looking forward to doing something different."
Yeah, well, I still say they should make Resistance 4 for the PS4. I love that series. It's the only FPS that I really adored this past generation, and part of the reason was those awesome weapons...Resistance 3 had the single best arsenal of weapons in any game of the entire generation. Yeah, I said it. Not one was bad and they were all highly inventive and extremely effective. Diversity and imagination! So I wasn't fatigued, but whatever.
5/17/2013 9:48:52 PM Ben Dutka