Why are Insomniac axing the Resistance franchise?

The other day it was announced that insomniac, one of Playstation’s biggest first party exclusive developers, are dropping the critically acclaimed Resistance franchise. In this piece we’ll be taking a little look as to why they are dropping it and what Ted Price, Insomniac boss, has to say on the matter. Do read on!

The Resistance trilogy is one of the Playstation 3’s biggest standalone and exclusive IP’s. It seems hard to imagine why they would want to stop a series with such a good footing. Insomniac head Ted Price has offered an explanation as to why the studio will no longer be working on the Resistance franchise.

In a video statement Price said he and the team had achieved what it wanted to with the franchise, and is now looking forward to its other projects such as OverStrike.

“I did want to confirm it, face to face, that we are not moving on with the Resistance franchise,” said Ted Price.

“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.”

Ted also went on to thank series’ fans for their enthusiasm, comments and constructive criticism, before looking forward to the studio’s next IP, OverStrike.

He finished simply: “We’re very much looking forward to having you with us as we move onto other games such as Overstrike. So, thank you very much for your support.”

It’s as simple as that, Insomniac have run their course and passed the baton over to another developer under Sony’s ever so watchful eye. Will we see another Resistance title? Possibly. Will it be how we remember the first three? We can only hope!

OverStrike is the studio’s first multiplatform game and will be released by EA for Xbox 360 and PS3.


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