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Submitted by Goro 650d ago | news

Insomniac Writer: I’m Leaving Insomniac… Sort of

In a suitably late night blog post, the writer announced his departure from the developer, where he has served for seven years on nine games. (Insomniac Games, PS3, Ratchet and Clank)

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ShugaCane  +   650d ago
Well that's sad to hear. He did an awesome job with the R&C clank series. The writing and dialogues are so funny. I hope the movie is going to deliver, but since he's working on it I keep my expectations relatively high. As for Nexus, well fingers crossed his successor will be as good as him (definitely not an easy task).

May he succeed in his new projects. Talented man !
RustedMan  +   650d ago
damn. He sounds like one of the lead writers responsible for the overall tone of the characters and everything.

Thanks for the incredibly clever and absolutely hilarious writing!
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Abash  +   650d ago
I can't blame him really, the company must not be in the best financial situation with Fuse bombing
minimur12  +   650d ago
damn, such a shame.

I loved his writing xD

what I hate is the 'unsung heroes'

for example no - one knew about him untill he left insomniac, 7 years and he was pretty much hidden, R&C is popular for it's funny dialogue and the likes, but no one knows about him until now, when he left :(

T.J. Fixman - Legend :D
Gimmemorebubblez  +   650d ago
This is my scenario (I predicted this). The writer that has left Insomniac games is also heavly involved with the film. He is the only employee tying R&C to Insomniac. Once R&C:IttN releases Sony can then hand-over the franchise to another talented developer.
first1NFANTRY  +   650d ago
Hope this doesn't have an impact on the new R&C. Insomniac just aren't the same anymore to be honest.
king_george  +   650d ago
I don't get ur 3 disagrees.. I'm a PlayStation fan but even I gotta admit that insomniac has been under performing lately... I want the old insomniac back :'(
jimbobwahey  +   650d ago
Yeah, I've no idea what's happening at their studio but the quality of their output has completely nosedived the past few years.
showtimefolks  +   650d ago
stealth disagrees are part of N4G

all for one
their last ratchet and clank game
fuse

all mediocre at best, all 4 one was decent

i mean where has that insomniac went where all their games were fun to play and were polished now a day many of their games are rough around the edges and just doesn't feel good

what happened we may never know

oh and about the topic, hopefully R&C series can continue, i want a new game build for ps4. can't wait to get the upcoming game
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minimur12  +   650d ago
@showtimefolks

I'm hoping that when Gaikai is live, it'll stream those games like R&C Nexus, Beyond Two Souls,
and even GTA V hopefully
Trago1337  +   650d ago
Aw man, that sucks, his writing added some real charm to those games.
GEO9875  +   650d ago
Well, i gues the series just when full shit now, fuck into nexus then
Breadcrab  +   649d ago
He already completed all of the writing for Into The Nexus.
MrTrololo  +   650d ago
I could see that Insomaniac is going to go bankrupt soon enough
Killzoner99  +   649d ago
Not going to happen pal. It might mean the end for R&C but Insomniac is the second most talented studio in the industry . Behind only Naughty Dog.
extermin8or  +   650d ago
Oh Dear....
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   650d ago
i cant lie im a little worried now,besides the gameplay one of the best things that made ratchet&clank so unique was the dialogue,it was a mix between cartoon humor,and seriousness,heck the same can be said for sly and jak,even the crappy all4one and full frontal assault had great dialogue,hopefully insomniac can get a new writer that can keep the momentum.
matrixman92  +   650d ago
I would assume the writing for Nexus is alreay done, seeing as its out in a few months. The timing of this is strange, maybe something happened during the writing stage he didnt like
RememberThe357  +   650d ago
Let me say I'm kinda torn on this one. Even though this guy has done good work it could have been better. Ratchet games are always so close to being a lot funnier than they are. They always set up for a funny innuendo and they never deliver. I love the kid friendly nature of the series but I loved it more when they started getting a little grittier. I know thats not a good word for Ratchet and I'd hate to see it go Killzone or Gears, but Up Your Arsenal and Deadlocked where so damn fun I can't help but look back at them as the kind of game I wanted from a Ratchet game. I really liked the Future era but it just wasn't as witty as the the PS2 titles.

Maybe with this we're seeing the end of Ratchet, but hopefully it just means a fresh take on what Ratchet is.
DJ  +   650d ago
This guy is getting popular! Congrats to his success.
Pancit_Canton  +   650d ago
It's Sony's IP. Naughty Dog or Ice Team writers can take over and deliver just like they did with Jak and Daxter or Crash Bandicoot. Sony's Unified Developers FTW.
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asiatico  +   650d ago
Well hopefully he uses his talent somewhere else!
SynestheticRoar  +   650d ago
I wish his well. May he have more success in all his endeavors. Take care and God bless.
Adolph Fitler  +   650d ago
Hopefully he can go work directly for Sony, & can write new stories for one of there inhouse developers, & they can make the next Ratchet, coming up with new ideas both story, character & gameplay wise, to freshen up the platformer genre & revolutionize it.
I really want the genre to get far more games than it currently does, & games that push the envelopes of the genre, like it used to from Mario to Donkey Kong Country, to Mario 64, Crash, Medievil, to Jak & Daxter, Ratchet & Clank, & up until A Crack In Time, I feel the genre has really not offered anything new, & that includes Mario Galaxy, as it was overrated & a dissapointment compared to Mario64.
Yo Mama  +   650d ago
I'm super bummed that he confirmed "Into the Nexus" is being developed at the North Carolina Insomniac studio. I don't have very high expectations for it anymore.
Goro  +   650d ago
Keep in mind this guy only wrote the titles from R&C TOD to FFA/Q-Force, & Nexus will be his last
Killzoner99  +   649d ago
Damn , this is the end of R & C . What a douchebag , why would he just turn his back on Insomniac? I hate turncoats.

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