We heard the sad news mere hours ago but thankfully, fans don't have to erect the RIP tombstone just yet.
Insomniac boss Ted Price decided to issue a public statement in regards to his studio dropping the Resistance series; you can view the candid comments below.
First and perhaps foremost, Price said he believes the franchise reached its "logical conclusion" in regards to the studio's goals. He doesn't mention anything about disappointing Resistance 3 sales so perhaps that didn't factor into the decision. Secondly, he also revealed that Resistance isn't technically dead…it has merely shifted. You're aware of the Vita incarnation, right…?
Yes, the next title in the series will come from Nihilistic, who is currently working on Resistance: Burning Skies for the PlayStation Vita. Now, we're assuming Price means Nihilistic will work on a console version of Resistance , because he says the series will "continue to live on and expand." Then again, maybe Nihilistic will only deal with the Vita title, and yet another team will crank on a PS3 (or PS4?) iteration.
So that should do it for now. We hope PS3 owners will look back on the Resistance games with fond memories.