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Insomniac Talks Pressure, One-Year Extension For R3

Sometimes, development is 99% pressure and pain and 1% fun. Insomniac Games, one of the premier studios in existence, knows this all too well.

Based on what creative director Marcus Smith told GamesTM, it becomes clear that Insomniac received a one-year extension for their newest project, Resistance 3, which translated to "ecstasy" on the part of every employee. Considering that Insomniac isn't really huge, Smith says that releasing Resistance 2 was quite the chore; it arrived only 24 months after Fall of Man, a deadline which is becoming more and more difficult to hit when it comes to massive AAA titles. Still, Smith seems proud of the accomplishment, despite the crunch:

"I think we’ve done a really solid job of keeping up a certain level of quality doing that, despite the time constraints."

But after R2 didn't quite have the sales numbers Sony might've expected, the decision was made to give Insomniac another year for R3. You know, people have lives outside of work and the bottom line was that this extension was absolutely necessary. Added Smith:

"Many of us now have children, and the reality of game development is that we need to maintain the quality, so something else had to change, Extending the development cycle was the way to go. It was something we were discussing from the very beginning."

Eh, don't worry Marcus. We've got Killzone 3 coming early next year so we're good if Resistance 3 shows up later in 2011. Besides, we all have confidence that Insomniac will deliver a top-notch product, right? It's what they do...sleep or no sleep.

Tags: resistance, resistance 2, resistance 3, insomniac games

10/25/2010 10:50:40 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (45 posts)

Temjin001
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 11:05:36 AM
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Awesome, R2 needed some more polish and refining--some half-baked bosses, incomplete looking levels, and multi-player maps that looked sorely lacking in comparison to the single player mode. So this extra year is music to my ears.

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Deleted User
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 11:46:44 AM

"R2 needed some more polish and refining--some half-baked bosses, incomplete looking levels, and multi-player maps that looked sorely lacking in comparison to the single player mode."

Sounds like every other game out there to.

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eLLeJuss
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 8:43:00 PM

Just don't let it have too much ecstacy like GT5 lol.

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eLLeJuss
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 10:53:03 PM

@theinfamousgod like uhmmm....... fallout new vegas? lol

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BeezleDrop
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 11:15:45 AM
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I can partially agree Temjin,

By no means do I consider R2 a bad game but it wasn't quite as awesome as expected. I remember Gears 2 came out the same day or week and after I beat R2 I played G2 with my friend and was undoubtedly disappointed. The last boss battle, SERIOUSLY?!! But yes, another year sounds like a better idea, more time to iron out details and rough edges. The MP with R2 was before I competed online, was the MP pretty fun? What did you all think of R2?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 1:53:55 PM

R2 had some great multiplayer, both co-op and deathmatches. And I don't much like MP usually.

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Temjin001
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 7:26:32 PM

Yeah, not a bad game by any stretch. It's one of the better FPS options on the market. I just thought the quality was a little un-even and it probably could've benefited from spending a little more time in the oven.
I have high hopes and confidence in it's sequel.

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StubbornScorpio
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 11:21:33 AM
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Perfect, another year to catch up on the first two Resistance titles as I have yet to play them. Is there still a decent multiplayer community behind any of the titles?

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Gregory Freeman
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 11:35:05 AM

I'm not sure about R1 cuz i myself never play it anymore, but R2 does have quite a few ppl playing Unranked games... Good luck getting in a decent ranked game :(

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Jawknee
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 12:25:00 PM

Lol! Your avatar is comedy gold. Thanks for that. I got a good laugh out of it.

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Sir Dan
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 2:21:53 PM

Resistance Fall of Man is the game I bought with my PS3 back in May or so. Loved it but I soon bought God Of War and got hooked. I am now hooked on Red Dead Redemption but it bothers me that I still haven't finished Fall of man. I'll get back into it soon.

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sirbob6
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 4:03:38 PM

You can still find a couple people on competitive and co-op, me included.

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Alienange
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 11:55:22 AM
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I blame the children for a lot of things too, but that was a bit much. We all have day jobs despite kids at home.

Anyway, I hope they hurry up. If the only thing we've got from here to R3 is KZ3 we're in trouble.

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aaronisbla
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 1:42:35 PM

so i guess you've just ignored all of the other top notch games thats hitting next year then?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 1:55:50 PM

I dunno man, sometimes these guys have to crunch like 12 hour days or more.

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Alienange
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 2:13:50 PM

Read the article aaronisbla, it's Ben's words not mine.

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Sir Dan
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 2:23:37 PM

I fully expect to be playing GT5 for six months straight.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 3:05:25 PM

I didn't say the only game we could rely upon was Killzone 3. I picked another PS3 exclusive FPS.....gee, thought that was logical.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 4:58:22 PM

The only thing I need from now till R3 in FPS land is KZ3.

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aaronisbla
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 @ 1:29:52 AM

thats also what i picked up from your statement Ben

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maxpontiac
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 12:03:42 PM
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I read something similar in Game Informer, and this title has me excited.

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big6
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 12:22:47 PM
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I'm hoping R3 brings back the weapons wheel.

And I also *really* want them to bring back the 8-player co-op missions, again. That was a total blast to play, and really extended the life of the game, after completing the single-player campaign.

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aaronisbla
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 1:43:12 PM

its already been confirmed in the latest game informer that the weapon wheel is back. So far, 8 player co op is out for now, but co op campaign is in

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BikerSaint
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 12:34:21 PM
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Great!

More time for them to make R3, relates to it becoming a much better game for all of us!

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AshT
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 1:06:58 PM
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with KZ3, R3, LBP2, 2011 is looking good for sony

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 1:56:25 PM

Don't forget inFamous 2.

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tridon
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 2:14:04 PM

And The Last Guardian!

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Drake_RB3
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 1:30:51 PM
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On a side note, the demo video of Insomniac's next R&C game was pretty cool. Finally a 4-player local cooperative game other than LBP.

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Lawless SXE
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 1:44:32 PM
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I'm still slightly disappointed that it wasn't released this year. But then, the second one really felt lacking in comparison to the first and if they need an extra year to bring it back to that level of goodness, I'm fine with waiting. We must remember that they're going to have released two R&C games before this drops, so that has to have cut into the dev time.
Peace.

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Deathb4Dishonor
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 1:57:29 PM
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I'm glad that they'll take their time and make a masterpeice with R3... besides, we still have killzone 3 and now it gives me time to catch up on some games i haven't finished

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 1:57:46 PM
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Take your time Insomniac, but I still wanna know about this multiplat title.

It's funny how the games with relatively small development teams turn out to be the very best while tossing a hundred people onto a game to "get it done" just turns it into mediocrity.

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Sir Dan
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 2:29:13 PM

Like Joe Danger?

I think four people worked on it or something. Damn game has captured my soul and destroyed my life.

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big6
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 2:38:11 PM

I'm curious how the PS3 version will compare to the Xbox version of the multi-plat title.

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nilos95
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 2:05:57 PM
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My gaming year 2011:
January: Little Big Planet 2 and Gran Turismo 5
February: Killzone 3
March: Team ICO Collection
April: Socom 4 if it comes by then and Mass Effect 2
May: Will be reading for my yearl exams :(
June:inFamous 2(i guess it will release sometime in summer)
July and August:Will be playing any "gems" I omitted for PS3 and PSP
September: Downloadable "gems"
Octomber: Yearly shooters
November: Resistance 3
December: Uncharted 3 if it releases by then, omitted gems round 2 and best LBP2 levels

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nilos95
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 2:12:48 PM

btw i also read my very first review for Ghost of Sparta God of War? Who cares to hear the score?

p.s. At the advantages, they listed interesting story...wait STORY? Even though GOW doesn't need it, it is all about fun, story would be a perfect addition if it is really good. The old ones had just a nice story nothing more! This one, really good!

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tridon
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 2:16:56 PM

Looking like a busy year. I'll be playing most of those with the addition of The Last Guardian, Metal Gear Solid: Rising, Mortal Kombat, Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 and Batman: Arkham City. :)

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nilos95
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 2:41:21 PM

Actually, i didn't add last guardian as i don't know if it releases(i have a firm belief uncharted will), the same goes with rising, i am a huge mgs fan. So , if they do release, they will be bought day one. Especially rising, never lost a mgs launch, heck once i got out of the hospital just in time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!oops almost forgot yakuza 4!

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Deathb4Dishonor
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 2:23:05 PM
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Yea there's a dozen games that look awesome
KZ3
LBP2
Uncharted 3
Infamous 2
Batman:AC
MvC3(Been waiting for this for years)
Tekken Tag(Finally)
Last Guardian
Resistance 3
Bioshock Infinity

Man, 2011 is gonna be a busy year for gaming

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Steel
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 2:23:21 PM
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Awesome! I can hold out for R3 so the folks can feed their kids and get some shut eye here and there. KZ3 will keep me happy until then :D

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 3:34:02 PM
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::snore::

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Kangasfwa
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 3:49:48 PM

You're not helping the smug PC gamer image.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 4:07:08 PM

My collection of over 500 console games says otherwise.

I'm sorry, would you like me to lie to you so you feel better about the world? The Care Bears aren't up in Care-a-lot baking yummy cookies and R3 could be in development for a decade and I still doubt it would impress me.


Now let me snore, please.

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Deleted User
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 4:07:59 PM

::sneaks up behind LimitedVertigo and throws a firecracker and runs a way::

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___________
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 @ 3:36:44 AM
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gameplay wise this is looking like its what R2 should of been!
story wise its looking like the disappointment of the generation!
as the helghast leader said today in the beta your at war stand your ground and die like men!

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Robochic
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 @ 3:51:46 PM
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They can take their time, theirs plenty of games to keep me busy till then :) Cant' wait to see what they have instore for this game.

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