Quantcast
Why Insomniac decided against making Resistance 4 - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Why Insomniac decided against making Resistance 4


4:00 PM on 05.17.2013
ResistanceWhy Insomniac decided against making Resistance 4  photo



Although Insomniac Games finished its work on the Resistance series with Resistance 3, that didn't stop Burning Skies from happening, unfortunately. It's possible (plausible, even) that another studio will take on the franchise, but for the record, here's why Insomniac went with Fuse instead.

"We decided to bring Resistance to a conclusion when we looked ahead and realized that Resistance 4, while possible and something we seriously considered, wasn't going to be the right game for us at that time," Insomniac CEO Ted Price told GamesRadar. "We wanted to do something new.

"One of the aspects of building franchises, and sticking with them for a long time is that even the team can get franchise fatigue," he continued. "We had been pushing hard with Resistance from the beginning -- which was a tough birth -- to Resistance 3, which is a game we were all very proud of. With Resistance 3 it felt like we had capped off, or at least closed a major chapter in that franchise. So, a lot of the team was looking forward to doing something different."

Price explained that after five new intellectual properties, "it's still terrifying creating something new. It's always hard to predict how fans are going to react, and given the amount the industry has changed over the last few years, it's getting even harder. Being in a position where we can create new IP, and make new characters and worlds, it's a real blast for us. It's why we at Insomniac are in the business, no matter how challenging the industry gets."

"After Fuse reveal, we scrapped all the weapons" Insomniac CEO [GamesRadar]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







First-person shooter

4:18 PM on 04.12.2014
Titanfall's first DLC is Expedition, comes out in May

During Respawn's PAX East panel on the development of Titanfall the team announced its first new DLC, Expedition, which takes place after the story (it had one) of Titanfall. Shown off in the above screen is Swampland, where ...more



1:40 PM on 04.12.2014
Evolve has changed to allow for more customization

The very core of Turtle Rock's Evolve revolves around the four versus one premise, and even though it's only been two months since we last saw it, the "one" side of things has since undergone some changes. The developers...more



2:00 PM on 04.11.2014
EA working to move BF2, Bad Company 2, and 2142 away from GameSpy

GameSpy Technology is shutting down on May 31, 2014 and that's real bad news for the many games that rely on the service for online functionality such as multiplayer matchmaking and leaderboards. It's largely unclear what wil...more



View all First-person shooter






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more