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Resistance 3 Aiming For November 2011?

3 year wait rather than 2.

Between Resistance: Fall of Man and Resistance 2 there was a two year gap, though it was a bit less in Europe where we did not get PS3s until four months after R:FoM had released.  We were not expecting Resistance 3 until sometime next year and now it looks likely to be the end of 2011.

In an interview in this month’s GamesTM magazine, Insomniac Games’ creative director Marcus Smith has revealed that Insomniac were given an extra year to work on the second Resistance sequel.  A decision that came from higher up within Sony and Smith describes as “music to our ears”.

We all like having our deadlines extended but it was particularly welcome at Insomniac as the pressure of trying to turn out a AAA title every two years led to them tending to “cram things out the door”.  That pressure was taking a toll on the developers too as he continues, “We were really cranking and killing people doing it.”

“Many of us now have children”, Smith says “and the reality of game development is that we need to maintain the quality, so something else had to change.  Extending the development cycle was the way to go. It was something we were discussing from the very beginning.”

Shifting to a three-year development cycle on a AAA game series brings Insomniac and Resistance into line with what has become the standard this generation.  The increasing amount of work required to get the best out of the current hardware and create the myriad art assets required for an HD game makes shorter development cycles difficult.

Of course, some developers get away with much longer periods between the key titles of a series.  Here’s hoping that the extra year of development effort they are getting to spend on Resistance 3 allows them to give it that extra something that many, myself included, feel was missing from Resistance 2.

Via: Develop

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24 Comments
  1. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    Going head to head with CoD8 then?

    I think they ought to synchronise release schedules with Killzone and go alternate years

    Comment posted on 26/10/2010 at 20:36.
    • AJ
      Member
      Since: Oct 2008

      We (see: I) will be tired of KZ3 by then… I’ll be looking for a fix for some responsive controls!

      Comment posted on 27/10/2010 at 01:12.
  2. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    I loved the original but didn’t enjoy the 2nd one so much. I’m still looking forward to the next one and the extra development time will help i’m sure.

    Comment posted on 26/10/2010 at 20:51.
    • bunimomike
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      With you all the way. Really enjoyed the first one (especially split-screen co-op campaign) but R2 felt like it’d lost its way a bit. However, the R3 teaser trailer looks like they’ve found a great new direction to go in.

      Comment posted on 26/10/2010 at 21:00.
    • fps_d0minat0r
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      i havent played the first one but the second one probably had the best story for an fps.
      online was a fail though, weapons were inaccurate, there was no recoil, you could spam grenades before you died because the animation wasnt good enough and the health is probably the largest ive ever seen.
      co-op was ok but there was no hit response so it got boring because enemies would just absorb bullets like a sponge.

      Comment posted on 27/10/2010 at 11:39.
    • retro_
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      LOved R:FOM, Hated the two weapon System in R2 but loved Super Human Co-op. Sad to hear that R3 wont’s have a separate co-op like R2. Listen to Insomniacs regular Podcast, they are very informative!

      Loving the whole HL2 atmosphere of R3, It’s going to be great :-)

      Comment posted on 27/10/2010 at 12:19.
  3. Origami Killer
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Another year to wait, but thats only going to make the game better. What a year Killzone 3, Motorstorm 3 and COD MW3 lol, some compatition but some great ps3 exclusives coming out.

    the sp player in resistance 2 was great for me but the mp was very poor, hope they make the mp alot better and i cant wait for the sp campign

    Comment posted on 26/10/2010 at 20:53.
    • kivi95
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      LPB2,The Last Guardian,Infamous 2,Twisted Metal and many more ps3 exclusive games.Will be the best year ever for the ps3.

      Comment posted on 26/10/2010 at 21:04.
      • Origami Killer
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        exactly, maybe even Uncharted 3??? or no?

        Comment posted on 26/10/2010 at 21:06.
      • kivi95
        Member
        Since: Oct 2009

        Oh forgot that but it’s with the other many ps3 exklusive games :)

        Comment posted on 26/10/2010 at 21:07.
      • Origami Killer
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        saying that though, i dont want any of the ones you have mentioned only LBP2, i just want the next resisatnce, killzone, motorstorm and uncharted

        Comment posted on 26/10/2010 at 21:11.
  4. project84music
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    I’m glad to hear that, I felt that Resistance 2, whilst it was a solid title in itself, didn’t really build on Fall of Man in the slightest – which was a shame, but seems understandable if there was a lot of pressure from Sony to get it out quickly. Can’t wait to see how Resistance 3 turns out – Crack in Time was fantastic, so here’s hoping they can produce something to the same level for Resistance.

    Comment posted on 26/10/2010 at 21:07.
  5. BIGAL-1992
    Member
    Since: Jan 2009

    I just hope Resistance 3 is more like Fall of man than Resistance 2.

    Comment posted on 26/10/2010 at 21:09.
    • retro_
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      Couldn’t agree more. I suspect they’ll go the HL2 route with R3 and I think that’s a good thing.

      Comment posted on 27/10/2010 at 12:22.
  6. Peter Rushton
    Member
    Since: Aug 2010

    Cannot wait for this! :D

    Comment posted on 26/10/2010 at 21:26.
  7. Triggerhappytel
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    “Shifting to a three-year development cycle on a AAA game series brings Insomniac and Resistance into line with what has become the standard this generation.”

    I don’t agree with this – for instance, Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty, Halo, Killzone, Forza, Fable, et al. Most [Western] developers adhere to a two year development cycle once the initial current-gen instalment is out of the way.

    Comment posted on 26/10/2010 at 21:49.
    • Origami Killer
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      Hey u the guy from amazon btw??

      Comment posted on 26/10/2010 at 22:13.
  8. rht992
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    well as far as i’m concerned they can take as long as they want. just make sure its worth the wait

    Comment posted on 26/10/2010 at 22:08.
  9. YOURMUMANDME
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    Oh man !
    If this was ‘Game Developer then their fan base would’ve “dropped because they haven’t released a game in a while……..
    -11 -12
    -10 -14
    -8 – 9
    -11 – 9
    -9 – 8

    :(

    Comment posted on 26/10/2010 at 22:14.
  10. BigCheese
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    This is gonna be an agonising wait for me, I’m so looking forward to it! At least I have Killzone 3, The Force Unleashed 2, FIFA 11 (and 12 briefly if Res 3 is out next Nov.), Dead Rising 2, MoH, Fallout: New Vegas, inFamous 2 and more to keep me distracted until then..

    Comment posted on 27/10/2010 at 00:23.

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