Resistance: a new chapter was proposed by Bend Studio

Resistance: a new chapter was proposed by Bend Studio


The revelations of the game director of Days Gone do not stop. After the dispute over the copies sold (which turned out to be inaccurate), Jeff Ross revealed how his team had decided to propose to Sony a new game of Resistance, a saga born in the offices of Insomniac Games and which accompanied five years of PlayStation life. 3, complete with the first chapter available on day one of the old Japanese console.

Ross revealed this background by participating in the podcast of David Jaffe, who has actively managed a show on YouTube. The director's words are not so easily misunderstood: yes, Bend Studio had proposed a new Resistance to Sony, but unfortunately the project did not have the greenlight from the publisher. Clearly Ross and his team had a different vision for the game, making it more suited to these modern times.

"I had created a pitch where Resistance became an open world," said Ross, who saw in the historic property Intellectual of Insomniac Games a great starting point for a sandbox. Unfortunately Sony rejected the idea, or rather it had no interest in it. On the other hand, the last chapter of the saga debuted in 2011 and if the idea was not dusted off before the debut of Days Gone, the Japanese publisher is unlikely to have an interest in reviving it for real.

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You can retrieve Days Gone in PlayStation 4 version by visiting this address.

Path of resistance: a timeline of protest against Edward Colston

1636: Edward Colston is born into a merchant family in Bristol. In 1680 he becomes becomes a leading shareholder in the Royal African Company, which has a monopoly in the trade in enslaved people. He dies in 1721, having donated about £70,000 – equivalent to millions in today’s money – to Bristol, helping to establish a number of the city’s oldest institutions.

1895: A statue of Colston is erected in Bristol “by popular subscription”. A plaque attached to its plinth says: “Erected by the citizens of Bristol as a memorial to one of the most virtuous and wise sons of their city.” Attempts to raise money for the memorial from Bristolians are largely unsuccessful and the monument ends up being financed by the wealthy Bristol publisher James Williams Arrowsmith.

1921: Rev H J Wilkins publishes a short book based on archival research that acknowledges Colston as a slave trader. Wilkins is the first in the modern era to question the image built around Colston and to ask if such veneration is appropriate for a man who traded in human beings.

1973: In response to historical silence surrounding the 600th anniversary of Bristol as a city and county, Derek Robinson writes A Shocking History of Bristol, exposing Colston as a leading financier of the slave trade and drawing attention to his continued celebration in annual rituals.

May 1996: Complaints pour in after Bristol’s Festival of the Sea fails almost entirely to mention the city’s role in the slave trade, with multicultural arts groups launching a counter Anti-Festival of the Sea. The Bristol trip hop band Massive Attack announce they are boycotting Colston Hall over its association with the slave trader.

January 1998: The first direct action against the Colston statue takes place, with “fuck off slave trader” painted on the statue overnight in red paint. Days later a Bristol councillor, Ray Sefia, said he could understand why the statue was targeted. “It’s like having a monument to Hitler,” he told the Bristol Post. “We have to be very clear about Colston’s role in the slave trade.”

Bristol slave trader Edward Colston statue toppled by BLM protesters retrieved from harbour – video

September-October 2007: Protests outside Colston Hall are orchestrated by activists angry at the venue being used to host events celebrating the bicentenary of the end of the slave trade. The protests, some months after renewed calls by civil rights campaigners to rename the hall, come as a number of public debates are held re-examining Colston’s legacy.

July 2018: Bristol council agrees to attach a new plaque to the Colston statue to make clear his “active role in the enslavement of over 84,000 Africans”. However, after an intervention by Bristol’s Society of Merchant Venturers, the wording of the plaque is watered down. Bristol’s mayor, Marvin Rees, responds to the re-wording by blocking its installation.

October 2018: The Bristol MP Thangam Debbonaire calls for the removal of the statue of Edward Colston. Days later an art installation made up of concrete figures depicting enslaved Africans packed into a slave ship appears in front of the statue of Colston.

25 May 2020: A Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, kneels on the neck of George Floyd, an African American man, for eight minutes and 40 seconds until Floyd is dead. The murder, which is captured on video, sparks worldwide anti-racist protests under the banner of Black Lives Matter.

7 June 2020: The statue of Colston is pulled from its plinth, rolled to Bristol harbour and thrown into the River Avon by a crowd of thousands taking part in a Black Lives Matter protest. In the following days, Colston girls’ school removes a half-size replica of the statue, his name is removed from buildings in Bristol and his likeness taken from church stained glass windows. In London the mayor, Sadiq Khan, orders a review of statues connected with slavery in the capital.

25 January 2021: Jake Skuse, Rhian Graham, Milo Ponsford and Sage Willoughby are charged with damaging the statue and plinth “with each other and others unknown without lawful excuse”.

13 December 2021: The Colston 4 go on trial at Bristol crown court accused of criminal damage.

5 January 2022: All four defendants are cleared of criminal damage after jurors are urged by the defence to “be on the right side of history”.

Source: Bristol Radical History Group

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