Insomniac : past, future, and some teasing

Hi everyone :)

Insomniac Games recently answered several questions in a few interviews which were pretty interesting.

Ratchet and Clank could have never existed got the opportunity to ask Ted Price some questions at DICE, a few weeks ago.
The most interesting part concerns the creation of the Ratchet and Clank franchise, and how the famous interstellar duo could have never existed.
Indeed, as some of you may know, when Insomniac had finished with Spyro 3, they decided to move to the PlayStation 2 with a new franchise. They came with the idea of a new adventure/action game, involving a girl in Mayan-like environments ; the project was named "Girl with a stick". Half-way through the production period, Ted realized the team was not really motivated for such a project, and after several discussions with Sony, came to understand it was time for a change. The project was cancelled, and Brian Hastings brought a new concept and new ideas. A furry guy with a little robot on his side, exploring the galaxy with amazing weapons and gadgets.
Ratchet and Clank were born, but one can always wonder "what if…". Yes, what if ? Just try to imagine our gamers' world today without them… *sigh*.

> Read the full interview

A Crack In Time post-mortem

When (again !) interviews Brian Allgeier and T.J Fixman about their satisfactions and regrets about R&C Future ACIT, it gives us a great lot of informations and anecdotes about one of the best games of 2009… and some teasing about what could be the next game in the franchise.
An absolute must-read for the fans :^^:

> Read the full interview

Ratchet and Clank Collection ?

God of War got its own, why would Ratchet and Clank not have the same kind of consideration from Sony, especially when you know how many millions of games sold this franchise represents ?
In all cases, Insomniac sure is interested by such a project, and would be glad to obtain a proposal from SCEA. However, with several projects being worked at the same time, the californian studio does not have enough time and ressources to develop it, and that is why a R&C Collection would be taken in charge by an other studio.
Come on Sony, you know it worth it !

And that is all for today, fellow lombaxes… but please come back tomorrow for a little website-related surprise ;)

Comments (4)

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Deleted user Mar 8, 2010, 11:06:41 AM

Wow, that's really cool and interesting emoji Especially the interview there, heh. I'm still hoping there is at least another game, or even just some kinda cool spinoff relating to the series.. anything XD! But yeah, nice update though.

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RevanAC Mar 10, 2010, 3:46:23 PM

A world without ratchet and clank! that would be like….em…..A day without sunshine. lol emoji

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Seby Mar 16, 2010, 6:35:18 PM

a world without ratchet and clank, when ratchet not exist will don't know about this character but for me i think will be a live very stupid emoji

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RatchetFantasy Apr 19, 2010, 1:27:55 AM

A world without Ratchet would make gamers everywhere go crazy. I would.