Many gamers would surely have fond memories of Resistance: Fall of Man being their first game on the PS3, back when it was released as a launch title in 2006. It spawned two sequels, Resistance 2 and Resistance 3, which were not very well-received. There are still gamers out there, though, clamoring for a Resistance 4. We have bad news for you folks, as Insomniac Games has confirmed that it has no plans to develop any Resistance title in the future.
In an interview with Finder, Insomniac Games Community Director James Stevenson said that Resistance 4 “feels like a longshot.” However, he adds that he has learned through experience that anything is possible. In his particular choice of words: “Never say never.” On the subject of whether another developer could take the reins on the franchise, he reminds us that other developers have actually developed Resistance games in the past. These include Bend Studio’s Resistance: Retribution in 2009 and nStigate Games’ Resistance: Burning Skies in 2012.
There’s a reason why fans of the franchise should still cling onto hope for a new game. Stevenson clarified that Sony actually owns the IP and the entire Resistance universe. That means even if Insomniac Games refused or couldn’t develop Resistance 4, Sony could just find another first-party or third-party developer to do the job. It “would be up to Sony”, confirms Stevenson, and that’s a good thing since the franchise could be revived any time at the company’s discretion.
Even without going back to the Resistance franchise, Insomniac Games has more than enough on its plate right now with Marvel’s Spider-Man. The developer recently announced that the upcoming PS4 exclusive has gone gold, which means that it’s ready to be played. Despite that, gamers will still have to wait another excruciating month before it releases on September 7, 2018. Insomniac’s unique take on the web-crawler will even make its way into comic book canon merely several weeks after the game’s launch.