January 26, 2012 Update: Insomniac Games' CEO Ted Price posted a video on YouTube confirming that the studio will be moving on, and explaining why that is.
"I did want to confirm it face-to-face that we are not moving on with the Resistance franchise," Price states in the video. "Now, a question we've gotten through our forums and through e-mails is 'why'? Well, we believe that Resistance has reached its logical conclusion in terms of the story we wanted to tell. However, that doesn't mean the Resistance franchise isn't continuing."
You can see Mr. Price's full message below.
As we reported earlier as well, Sony spoke to us about Insomniac, stating that Sony has "had a long and positive relationship with Insomniac and wish them the best of success on their new project, Overstrike. Although we have made no announcements on future products we do still have a working relationship with Insomniac."
Today, sad news broke for fans of the PlayStation-exclusive franchise Resistance. The minds behind the series won't be making a fourth game.
Insomniac's CEO Ted Price revealed to VG247 that the studio was finished with their tale of the Chimeran takeover of Earth. "We won't be making any more Resistances," Price told VG247. It's important to note that Sony owns the Resistance name, however, not Insomniac, leaving the franchise open for other studios to explore in the future.
It's also worth keeping in mind that two Resistance games were created outside of Insomniac's Southern California studio. Resistance: Retribution came to PSP in 2009 by way of Sony Bend, the developer behind the Syphon Filter franchise. And an upcoming PlayStation Vita title, Resistance: Burning Skies, is currently being worked on at Nihilistic Studio.
Insomniac has made nothing but PlayStation exclusives since its first game, Disruptor, came to PlayStation in 1996. However, the studio is currently working on its very first multi-platform game Overstrike. What news of Resistance's demise means for its other current PlayStation exclusive franchise Ratchet & Clank remains to be seen. It also remains to be seen if Insomniac is officially finished with PlayStation exclusives all together.
We've reached out for comment to both Sony and Insomniac, and we'll update the story when we hear back.