Insomniac Games “seriously considered” making Resistance 4, but instead decided to make FUSE instead, its first multi-platform game with EA due later this month.
In a GameSpot sit down interview with Insomniac’s Ted Price, the studio CEO told of how his team considered making a new Resistance game but the team’s fear of franchise fatigue among other things post Resistance 3 meant that they looked into doing something new and different. Something new and different turned out to be FUSE.
“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,” Price said. “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. 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,” he added. “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.”
FUSE is do on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 at the end of this month. The last Resistance game, Burning Skies, was developed for PlayStation Vita by Nihilistic Software. It was something of a dud.