Resistance 3 May Be Insomniac's Last Game In Series
In an interview conducted by Gaming Union, Insomniac's creative director Marcus Smith stated that the studio is "not currently slated to do a Resistance 4" and that he could "see the series going to another developer". Seeing as how other studios have already developed two portable renditions of the franchise, it's not impossible to think that one of Sony's marquee franchises could end up in the hands of another studio.
"Ted Price, Alex and Brian Hastings, the owners, have been doing this for a long time - something like 15 years of doing Sony exclusive games - and they're just interested in doing other things," said Smith.
"We've done Resistance 3 and we're really into it and proud of it, but we're not currently slated to do a Resistance 4," he continued. "So it would be hard to say it's any kind of lynchpin within Insomniac. I think we're thriving and branching out in a lot of different directions," continue Smith.
When asked if he could see the series handed off to somebody else, Smith responded in positive manner. "I can definitely see that. Nihilistic is already doing a [Resistance] Vita game, which is going to be awesome. We really respect those guys as game developers. Sony Bend did Resistance Retribution on PSP. We've got a lot of different places for the universe to go, so I could certainly see the series going to another developer. I'm sure Sony would want to find a high caliber developer to do a good offering. I don't think they'd hand the franchise over to somebody who is going to screw it up."
It sounds to me as if it's already a done deal that Insomniac will no longer work on any more Resistance titles. I definitely understand their want to branch out and explore other options, but I don't know if I share their same optimism about the continued success of the franchise.