The Resistance Series Might Be Dead

Boyz II Men were right: It really is quite difficult to say goodbye to yesterday. Or in this case, to the yesterday that happened in an Alternte universe in which space aliens invaded Earth in the 1940s. Sony has indicated via a tepid statement of support that the Resistance franchise, a venerable stalwart of the Playstation 3 era but a sad bearer of diminishing returns, is probably going on indefinite leave.

“The Resistance Franchise has been exciting to work on,” Sony’s Daniel Brooke told the Official Playstation Magazine UK, “but as for the future we have no definitive plans.” That makes a kind of sense. Insomniac Games confirmed earlier this year that they were done with the series they created. Their final effort, Resistance 3, didn’t sell very well despite being completely wonderful, and Resistance: Burning Skies flopped.

Frankly, I feel like the story in Resistance 3 wraps things up evenly enough that further adventures aren’t necessary, and the world could always use new IP, not more sequels. Still, much like the return of the Sly Cooper series after a VERY long break, I hope some day, another developer gets the go ahead to try again. I love the resistance series and wouldn’t object to returning to it in the next generation.


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1 Comment on The Resistance Series Might Be Dead


On June 28, 2012 at 9:49 pm

With the way R3 ended I got the feeling that Insomniac was going to be done with the series, mostly because of how abruptly it concludes thing. It seemed like they didn’t want to make more, and I was right. I’m not surprised that Sony is probably going to be done, too. Like the article says, R3 was good, but didn’t sell well. Part of that is on Sony since the ads for it were more focused on the Move control option than the game. When you have a franchise that is struggling, the last thing it needs is a flop like Burning Skies.