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.