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Insomniac: No Ratchet & Clank 360 or Wii 'anytime soon'

ConnectedConsoles: There have been many rumors hitting the internet concerning platform exclusive's and whether they'll be heading over to different consoles. Especially with games such as Left 4 Dead 2, which has recently come into the headlines with rumors that it will be heading to PS3 as well as Xbox 360 and PC. One [PlayStation 3] exclusive, Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time however, won't be seeing green or white any time soon.

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Jamegohanssj52969d ago

Lol, well Insomniac even said that they're staying Sony exclusive in a interview aboot a month or two ago.

TGSI

Bodyboarder_VGamer2969d ago

Obviously?

Do you actually know that Insomniac is not part of Sony right? They are a private company and if they wanted they could do tittles for other consoles beside the PlayStation...

blackmagic2969d ago (Edited 2969d ago )

Also in the news: Rachet and Clank going to 360 wasn't even a rumour until we wrote this 'article' stating that Sony owned ip won't be going to the 360.
Stay tuned next week to read our main feature: Rumour dispelled, Mario, Zelda and Metroid games not going to the 360 either!

Who wrote this 'article'? lol

Hoolock2969d ago

the title says no Mass effect on 360, wii "Anytime Soon". I guarantee this thread would be very different =/

calis2969d ago

"Do you actually know that Insomniac is not part of Sony right? They are a private company and if they wanted they could do tittles for other consoles beside the PlayStation..."

And do you actually know that Sony OWNS the property for Ratchet and Clank therefore it will never, EVER be released on a non-Sony console.

Danja2969d ago

Well considering that Sony owns all the IPs Insomniac makes ... Should state that these franchises are never gonna be seen anywhere except the PS....

Another failed article ...

sikbeta2969d ago

"Do you actually know that Insomniac is not part of Sony right?"

You know Insomniac is recognised as a Second Party Dev, share information and tech with ND and the 2 Dev Teams are like friends and I think Ratchet IP is owned by Sony, High Impact Games made Ratchet and Clank Size Matters for PSP and PS2, is not like only Insomniac make Ratchet games

darthv722969d ago

Insomniac is like Bungie in that the games they make are given first crack to Sony. To think they haven't tried their hand at something for the ds or wii is asinine. Sure it may never come out but still.

Why would it matter if they did make a game for a competing platform? Chances are it wouldnt be anything of significance that people associate with Insomniac (R&C, Resistance, etc).

Insomniac may consider themselves an independent but I would classify them as a second party. Not owned by sony like a first party studio but still getting all the benefits from them in making games and giving sony first bid on what they make.

WenisWagon2969d ago

Kwl! thx 4 beta testing droids!!!!1

morganfell2969d ago (Edited 2969d ago )

Well bodytborder you are another one of those people that fail to comprehend the manner in which IP ownership functions and how it affects the platform availability for titles.

Besides, the article concerns R&C, which will never EVER see the light of day on a MS or Nintendo platform.

What is the next article, no Halo on PS3 anytime soon??

LtSkittles2969d ago

http://www.ratchetandclank....

Scroll down, and look at that SCEA logo,because that means you'll never get them.

SinnedNogara2969d ago

Agreed, now who disagreed.

badz1492969d ago

R&C and Resistance are the properties of Sony and even if Insomniac decides later that they will go multiplat, they'll have to come out with a new IP - not those 2!

Anon19742969d ago

However, 360 owners seem to turn their noses up at these kind of games. Just look at the sales for Banjo: Nuts and Bolts. It got some pretty decent reviews and it was an established franchise and 360 owners couldn't have cared less. I bet Rare's missing the ole Nintendo days.

Don't Microsoft have them on strict Natal duty now? Anyone wanna guess how that's going to turn out for Rare?

jjohan352969d ago

Honest question: If the developers don't own the IP, who does? The publisher? So is it true that Ratchet & Clank sequels cannot ever be made multiplat? I'm just wondering how did the FF13 end up being multiplat? I'm pretty sure Sony published several of the previous FF games. I don't understand the legality too much. Any explanations would be welcomed.

calis2969d ago (Edited 2969d ago )

"Honest question: If the developers don't own the IP, who does? The publisher? So is it true that Ratchet & Clank sequels cannot ever be made multiplat? I'm just wondering how did the FF13 end up being multiplat? I'm pretty sure Sony published several of the previous FF games. I don't understand the legality too much. Any explanations would be welcomed."

It depends who owns the property (ie. the name, ideas, characters etc)
For example, Sony own's pretty much all its IPs for exclusives (Uncharted, Resistance, WipeOut, R and C etc etc) therefore Sony gets to chose which consoles it goes on and obviously it will stay Sony.

But, Gear of War, while exclusive to Microsoft, is property of Epic Games. Epic own the property, characters etc and can chose to release it on whatever console they want.

As for Final Fantasy, while Sony may have published some of the games, it is own wholly by Square-Enix.

coolfool2969d ago

when we see Insomniac develop for a console other than a Playstation.

SaiyanFury2969d ago

The Ratchet & Clank license is owned by Sony so it will never see an iteration on someone else's platform unless Sony decides to sell the rights. Insomniac isn't owned by Sony, but in many interviews Insomniac is quite happy to remain Sony exclusive. They've constantly raved about the creative freedoms that Sony gives them with their games. On top of that the R&C franchise is much loved by Sony gamers, including me. It's profitable for Sony to hang onto the license and I seriously doubt it'll be sold to another company for distribution on other platforms other than the PlayStation brand.

frostypants2969d ago (Edited 2969d ago )

This "article" sums up everything that is wrong with N4G. For every thoughtful piece, there are 10 stupid/sensationalistic/poorly written ones. Submissions need to be moderated for idiocy...

The fact that Sony owns this IP is common knowledge in the video game industry.

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PirateThom2969d ago

Plus, I believe Sony own the IP, like all of Insomniac's IPs anyway.

militant072969d ago

Insomniac games' Bryan Bernal confirmed this in an interview with PSU saying : " (Sony owns the Ratchet & Clank property) so it's safe to say you won't be seeing our heroes on Wii or Xbox 360 anytime soon."

PirateThom2969d ago

I know now, but I couldn't load the page when I typed that, but thank you.

Saigon2969d ago

they are a second party dev for sony...anytime sony is shown a new IP before any other publisher means they are a second party dev...if sony rejects the new ip Insomniac is free to shop around for another publisher if they still want to make the game...this is why son so far owns all of their IPs...

Kain812969d ago (Edited 2969d ago )

Ratched and Clank are Sony trademarks!

http://www.ratchetandclank....

scroll a bit down, and you will see it

militant072969d ago

they mentioned that in the article...

militant072969d ago

are they planning to buy the IP, whatever i would really care since i dont like it (but own Ratchet&Clank FTOD)

Tripl3seis2969d ago

that is never going to happen if they want the game get a ps3 period.