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Resistance 3 might be the last time Insomniac Games touches the sci-fi shooter franchise. In a new interview, Insomniac creative director Marcus Smith said that another developer may take the reins for future installments.

"We've done Resistance 3 and we're really into it and proud of it, but we're not currently slated to do a Resistance 4," Smith told Gaming Union. "So it would be hard to say [Resistance is] any kind of lynchpin within Insomniac. I think we're thriving and branching out in a lot of different directions."

Smith pointed out that Insomniac Games has moved on from established franchises before. For example, they made the first three Spyro games and then handed the series off to other developers. A similar thing may happen with Resistance.

"Nihilistic is already doing a [Resistance] Vita game, which is going to be awesome. We really respect those guys as game developers. Sony Bend did Resistance Retribution on PSP. We've got a lot of different places for the universe to go, so I could certainly see the series going to another developer. I'm sure Sony would want to find a high caliber developer to do a good offering. I don't think they'd hand the franchise over to somebody who is going to screw it up."

Hopefully Resistance fares better than Spyro. The latter series has bounced between numerous developers since Insomniac stopped working on it. Furthermore, these new developers have struggled to find the same sort of critical success that the first three Spyro games attained.

Resistance 3 will debut in North America on September 6th, and on the 9th in Europe.