Resistance series receives a bullseye shot to the temple, is no more, says Insomniac's CEO

Insomniac has already brought the curtain down on the Resistance series according to their CEO, Ted Price. Speaking to VG247 at the Games::Business::Law Summit 2012 Price said that the former Sony exclusive developer 'would not be making any more Resistances'.

Fans will no doubt be saddened by this news, and to be honest we thought that the third game was the start of big things to come from the FPS franchise, but Insomniac clearly feel they've done all they can with the alien heavy shooter.

However, this shouldn't come as such a surprise as Insomniac revealed at E3 2011 that they'd signed a deal with EA to develop the mysterious, multi-format title, Overstrike, featuring this lot...

Above: Anyone else getting a Team Fortress 2 vibe about this image? No? Just us then

With this new IP on the way, and with Ratchet & Clank still alive and kicking, something has to give for Insomniac, so it makes sense really.

Even though the demise of the Resistance franchise seems to have been written, there's still one glimmer of hope for the fans - it's only Insomniac who are done with the series. This could mean that they're willing to farm it out to another developer for any new games. This option fills us with dread, mind. We'd rather it was completely dead than have our happy memories of the previous games ruined by a lukewarm sequel.


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  • TDUBBS - January 26, 2012 8:47 p.m.

    Good. I played all three games but wasn't crazy about them (not to say they weren't good). I just wish some game franchises would know when to end on a high note.
  • IceBlueKirby - January 26, 2012 6:27 p.m.

    Can't say I'll miss the series terribly. Resistance 3 was a great game for sure, but I'm more interested to see where they go with Ratchet & Clank and new IPs in the future, so it's good that they're shedding some excess baggage.
  • pr0tostar - January 26, 2012 11:06 a.m.

    Don't trip, Platinum will pick it up.
  • RedHarlow - January 26, 2012 10:52 a.m.

    For the best, probably. It went downhill with R2, and dropped the ball with R3.
  • GamesRadarMatthewKeast - January 26, 2012 9:58 a.m.

    The Vita Resistance is by a different developer, so no reason it would be canceled. What bothers me is that Resistance 3 did not at all resolve the story. Are we seriously left hanging with the Chimera essentially ruling the world?
  • bebl09 - January 26, 2012 10:39 a.m.

    Cheers for the spoilers, Matt.
  • Brutalicus - January 26, 2012 6:03 p.m.

    I think they are past the statute of limitations on game spoilers at this point... that said, I still intend to play 2 and 3 T.T p.s. Wheatley betrays you
  • bebl09 - January 26, 2012 6:32 p.m.

    The game's been out like two months. If it was spoilers for the 2nd game then sure I wouldn't care, but it's a bit much spoiling the latest one. And I've already had the twist from Portal 2 spoiled for me by some other random internet commenter, but thanks for trying. I've added it to Killzone 3, Red Dead Redemption, Bioshock and probably a few others, on the list of games I've had spoiled for me by the internet. P.S. Capelli kills Hale.
  • ThisIsMyFuckingThirdAccount - January 29, 2012 3:12 a.m.

    I really hate that shit. It's gotten to a point where I have to avoid all articles whatsoever about games I'm interested in until I've beaten them P.S. If you get all 120 stars, Yoshi shows up on the roof.
  • ThisIsMyFuckingThirdAccount - January 29, 2012 3:10 a.m.

    Dick move, bro.
  • therawski - January 26, 2012 9:03 a.m.

    I thought they were releasing a Resistance on the PSVita, does this mean that's canceled? If there isn't a FPS on the thing on launch date there's no reason for me to pre-order.
  • codystovall - January 26, 2012 9:02 a.m.

    One shooter leaves another one enters.
  • An_Awesome_Guy - January 26, 2012 8:57 a.m.

    I think (and hope) that they are working on a new IP. They managed to maintain two franchises with just their Burbank studio, and now that they have a new office in North Carolina (I think), they should be able to manage at least three franchises. There is almost no hope of this ever happening, but I am still holding out for a new "real" Spyro series, especially as I was just feeling nostalgic about it as I learned that we have just passed into the year of the dragon.
  • ultimatepunchrod - January 26, 2012 7:36 a.m.

    I have a feeling there will be new games in the series like Burning Skies. They'll just be made by other folks. Although I am nervous as hell about Nihilistic making that game. PS Move Heroes? Marvel Nemesis? Yeesh. I hope they do the series justice.
  • soggysage - January 26, 2012 7:15 a.m.

    They made the right choice, can't wait to see what they do with OverStrike.
  • mothbanquet - January 26, 2012 7:14 a.m.

    I liked the Resistance series but never really loved them. I guess this was inevitable sooner or later but Insomniac are a dev with good ideas and imagination. I'm sure they will be able to come up with something better in time.
  • liamario - January 26, 2012 7:10 a.m.

    It took them three games to get one game to be proud of. They are the most overrated developer ever. I'd be more than happy for another developer to take over and use resistance 3 as a starting point.
  • Canvas_Of_Flesh - January 26, 2012 5:59 a.m.

    Sad to see. But if the choice was between dropping Resistance and dropping Ratchet and Clank. then they made the right choice.
  • taokaka - January 26, 2012 5:22 a.m.

    Could've sworn they said this last year after announcing overstrike, or maybe I'm just imagining things. Also you getting a team fortress vibe from that picture is a hell of a lot more understandable to the vibe I was getting, seriously I was getting a streets of rage crossed with the matrix and a splash of ratchet and clank feeling from looking at it and I have no clue as to why.

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