In order to quell some of the burgeoning speculation, company gaffer Ted Price has today confirmed the news in a calm and personal video recorded for fans.
"Some of you may have seen the headlines we inadvertently made through an interview I did, where I confirmed that we are not making any more Resistance games," Price explained. "Now this is not the first time that those of us at Insomniac have said this, but today it was big news.
"So I did want to confirm it, face to face, that we are not moving on with the Resistance franchise."
He continued: "We believe that Resistance has reached its logical conclusion in terms of the story that we wanted to tell. However, that doesn't mean the Resistance franchise isn't continuing; it's already in the capable hands of Nihilistic, and Sony's shepherding. We know that it will continue to live on and expand. And we're excited, as fanboys, to see where it goes."
Personally, we'd always believed that Insomniac would return to Resistance once it had explored other avenues. Price's comments yesterday seemed alarmingly final, and we think that's why the media picked up on the story so strongly. It was smart of Insomniac to follow up with a conclusive video explaining the departure — even though the news is so obviously tinged with sadness.
We wonder what this means for the future of the Ratchet & Clank series.