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Sony implies that it’s time to kiss the Resistance franchise goodbye

by Ethan Powers on June 26, 2012

You’d be hard-pressed to find a single series of Sony-exclusive games that were more hyped or as heavily marketed as the Resistance franchise. A trilogy that was promoted as the  essential FPS experience on the PS3 amounted only to a mediocre critical response and solid, but not extraordinary commercial success. Speaking to Official PlayStation Magazine UK, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Online producer Daniel Brooke implies that the Resistance series have seen its last installment.

“The Resistance franchise has been exciting to work on but as for the future we have no definitive plans,” he said.

The latest Resistance entry, Resistance: Burning Skies for the PS Vita was not exactly received warmly by critics who bashed its weak story and rigid action sequences. The game marked the fifth total entry in the series, the most critically acclaimed and financially successful being Resistance 2 which went on to sell over 3 million copies worldwide.

Brooke’s comments are not the first implications hinting toward a hiatus for the Resistance franchise. Back in January, Insomniac Games CEO Ted Price bluntly stated that the developer “won’t be making any more Resistances.”

So what’s next for Insomniac? The team announced at E3 2011 that they were working on their first multiplatform title, called Overstrike. From what we saw in the debut trailer, the game is instantly reminiscent of the 2003 Xbox game, Brute Force, which featured a specifically assembled team of four super-soldiers, each with their own unique skill sets. Check out the trailer for Overstrike below:

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    Yep most sony exclusives are being cancelled because nobody likes/buys them

  • bozmanbeyond

    Ya I was getting a bit tired of this my self. Last of Us should freshen things up.

  • Frank

    resistance 86
    resistance 2 87
    Resistance 3 83
    That doesn’t really sound mediocre to me, but i do agree it’s time to move on. I don’t want ps3 over saturating shooters like the Xbox does, especially after the TERRIBLE Fable 3.

  • Frank

    I mean, if you personally liked series or not, it’s up to you, but don’t say it’s gotten mediocre reviews when it hasn’t, unless you consider the 80s range mediocre, which would be pathetic.

  • ragglefraggle1

    “SOB”, I’m going to miss you resistance. so many loose ends in 2’s intel…
    Most underrated shooter this gen :)

  • Frank

    Lol and how many exclusive games does the 360 put out yearly? 1? 2? Why? Because people only like Gears, Halo, and Forza. Fable turned to crap, Crackdown is terrible, and that’s pretty much it for exclusives besides arcade games, most of which come to ps3.

  • skapoo

    well resistance 3 sales were a slap in the face. After they put the most effort into it out of all the series it sold only a fraction of what the first 2 sold. This happens to ps3 exclusives alot, everybody likes them but few buy them. They are of higher quality but i guess that doesn’t matter. And if im gunna be stuck with multiplats next gen with half decent singleplayer a chunk of the game reserved for dlc and multiplayer that i dont care much about anymore, boooo! Just time to throw in the towel and give the people what they really want i guess… call…of…duty.

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