Insomniac Games considered making Resistance 4, but decided to try something new instead. The sequel – which presumably would have deployed on the PlayStation 4 – was a key topic of conversation at the Burbank-based outfit after the completion of Resistance 3, but the developer ultimately decided to head in a different direction.
“Part of the joy of being an independent studio is having choice,” founder Ted Price told Games Radar. “We decided to bring Resistance to a conclusion when we looked ahead and realised that Resistance 4, while possible and something we seriously considered, wasn’t going to be the right game for us at that time. We wanted to do something new.”
He added: “One of the aspects of building franchises, and sticking with them for a long time is that even the team can get franchise fatigue. We had been pushing hard with Resistance from the beginning – which was a tough birth – to Resistance 3, which is a game that we were all very proud of. With Resistance 3 it felt like we had capped off.”
Despite intensifying rumours that Insomniac Games is working with Microsoft on a title for the next Xbox, though, Price is still extremely excited for the PS4. “What Sony has been announcing over the past few months, with more and more features made for independent developers, absolutely demonstrates their commitment to dev teams,” he said. “Having worked with the first-party group at Sony, I know they’re very supportive of new IP and experimentation.”
Fuse, the first multiplatform release from Insomniac Games, is due out in just a few days. You can read more about the development of that through here. Is the co-operative shooter on your wishlist, or would you have preferred the studio to work on a new Resistance? Let us know in the comments section below.