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Submitted by SpaceSquirrel 2269d ago | news

Developer hints at the next step for Ratchet and Clank

ULTIMATE_REVENGE  +   2269d ago
By the way bots what they mean by 'More exposure' is to make a film of the game.

So NO it's not coming to the Sh1tBOX-3-Sh1ty.

Now go to sleep and make sure the bed bugs bite you to death.
Aquarius  +   2269d ago
no need to milk it we have plenty more franchises *cough* HALO *cough*
Kain81  +   2269d ago
They should do a animated Movie, like Pixar
TOO PAWNED  +   2269d ago
yup i agree. btw i finished ACID today, great game.
WenisWagon  +   2269d ago
Milk it
BaSeBaLlKiD721  +   2269d ago
its ACIT, not ACID
BlackIceJoe  +   2269d ago
I came in here to comment about the same thing. I think Sony Pictures Animation has the right stuff to make a great Ratchet & Clank movie. I really wish Sony would make a new Movie division that would work on getting there games turned into movies. Like How Warner Brothers just made DC Entertainment that will work on getting DC comics turned into films. So if Sony could do some thing like that. I think that would be really cool. I for one could see R&C being a really great PG film. Plus Sony has so many other video games that would turn out to be awesome films too. So Sony is sitting on a gold mine that is just waiting to be dug up.
SullyDrake  +   2269d ago
There will be a third R&CF
It's pretty obvious if you played ACIT. The ending leaves it wide open for one final game.
Aquarius  +   2269d ago
@ above
Insomniac said themselves ACIT is the last in the future trilogy.

Obviously, indirectly they meant its the last R&C.

Its also pretty obvious if you've completed the game ( without spoiling it ) most plotholes were closed up so no its not been left wide open.
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baum  +   2269d ago
I say sell it like they sold Spyro,
I wanna see them create new IP
Saaking  +   2269d ago
Yea, and look how spyro ended up. If they aren't gonna do any games just keep it and don't do anymore. Selling it is the last thing they could possibly do.
SullyDrake  +   2269d ago
@ Aquarius

There is still the entire clan of Lombax refugees to discover. Clank decided not to settle down with his family until Ratchet finds his. The single Lombax finding the remaining Lombaxes and finding his home. Now THAT is a complete story. That is what I believe will happen and why I so firmly believe that there will be a third R&CF.

You said ACIT is the final in the "trilogy", but you forget that QFB is just R&C:QFB, not R&CF:QFB. Even Kojima said MGS4 was the last, yet here we are waiting for Peace Walker and Rising.

Insomniac tied up enough of the R&C story to leave it be, but also allowed for the possibility of the most powerful story to finish off the series, Ratchet finding his family. If sales continue the way they are, 2011 will see the true, grand finale of R&C.
Aquarius  +   2269d ago
QFB is a spin-off that's all it is. It was never meant to be a sequel.

Just used to show that PSN isn't just used for small games IIRC.

On the other hand; I'll rather them make an RPG with that engine.
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Arnon  +   2269d ago
ACIT IS the third Future game. Honestly, I kind of want something new from them. I didn't find Resistance 2 to be that great, and while R&C is a good series, I need a break from it.
colonel179  +   2269d ago
@1.8 and 1.9
Quest for Booty IS from the futur saga, the complete name is Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty, and it is NOT a spin-off, it takes place right after Tools of Destruction in the quest to finding a lead to where Clank is and who took him. It is supposed to "tie" TOD with ACIT, and if you played ACIT, there are some from QFB.
zane_7849  +   2269d ago
There will def be more Ratchet and Clank games in the future. Just (and no pun intended) not in the Future series of games, so it looks like this is the last of the main line Ratchet games on PS3. The games still sell well, and they left a lot of open space to be covered in regards to story.

I think what they meant by expanding the series to a larger audience, mass market, is things like the upcoming action figure line coming out. I could see them making a comic tie in series, or cartoon series based on the characters very easily. Or maybe that new third branch of Insomniac developers are working on a CG movie like suggested earlier.
spunnups  +   2269d ago
I love the series but I wish they would bring back online multiplayer and maybe some sort of coop mode. I have purchased every game in the series since it debuted except ACIT, which I will get for Xmas. My money went to demon's souls and Uncharted 2 at the time.
Cajun Chicken  +   2269d ago
I want that too, a lot of people like me didn't have a chance to try the PS2 online. Seems a shame when everything's there already set up, Insomniac don't bother using it. I'd really like Ratchet MP/Co-op. Nearest I got was Gladiatior splitscreen which was a pretty awesome experience.
Fatal Blow  +   2269d ago
I agree with u on that a movie will be funny as hell
MajestieBeast  +   2269d ago
Movie would be nice needs lots of quark though.
Dutch Boogie  +   2269d ago
Yeah a Rachet & Clank pixar movie will realy hit home with public. Funny and Entertaining.
GrandDragon  +   2269d ago

Milking is bad if you churn out the same fu**in game like Halo or Modern Warfare but Rachet & Clank is always innovative and critically acclaimed.

Insomniac are Adventure platforming geniuses
mjolliffe  +   2269d ago
What a misleading title :/
dbf  +   2269d ago
Yeah, I was hoping for something a little more substantial.
Cajun Chicken  +   2269d ago
Movie, game to tie in with movie. Follow procedure until ideas run out, which knowing Insomniac, could take, YEARS.
LastPlaceConsole  +   2269d ago
shutupandplay  +   2269d ago
Wouldn`t play it even if it did come to 360. It`s the same old crap, rehashed weapons in every game, with both games on ps3 in the 80 range. No thanks.
frnkyl  +   2269d ago
"It`s the same old crap, rehashed weapons in every game."

Lol. Sounds like that one shooter bots love XD
Aquarius  +   2269d ago
don't you worry shutupandplay
the shooterbox would not even be able to handle a 1/10th of the things in ACIT.
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GaMa85  +   2269d ago
Wouldn`t play it even if it did come to 360. It`s the same old crap, rehashed weapons in every game, with both games on ps3 in the 80 range. No tha...
Why you still playing Halo?
only on playstaychun  +   2269d ago
But I guess you would play Halo for the rest of your life...
Sir Ken_Kutaragi  +   2269d ago
I would like...
...MORE!!! ;-P They are always FUN R&C Games. I LOVE'EM!!! ;)
SoapShoes  +   2269d ago
This pretty much confirms more Ratchet games. Woot!
Halo3 MLG Pro  +   2269d ago
Ratchet & Clank Kart
Ratchet & Clank Party Game
Cooking with Ratchet & Clank

milk, milk, milk
colonel179  +   2269d ago
At least they don't launch TWO Ratchet & Clank games the same year, with one coming the next year...
Cajun Chicken  +   2269d ago
Halo3 MLG Pro
EXCEPT the quality doesn't decline.
Halo3 MLG Pro  +   2269d ago
3 Ratchet & Clank games that play and look the same all in this gen. If you're talking about Halo Wars and Halo ODST, well at least these 2 are completely different games and genres. Ratchet & Clank is always the same game. Just bashing endless barrels for magical coins or whatever.
callahan09  +   2269d ago
I'm not sure if you realize this, but the Ratchet & Clank games are very story-driven. The fans love the story, the plot, the characters, the humor, and each of the games to come out for the PS3 has been a great addition to the story and humor of the series as a whole. Each new entry never fails to bring us the story and humor we're looking for, they never just "phone it in" on the story/plot/characterization/hu mor. Also, Quest For Booty was an episodic entry in the series, released for only 15 dollars and continuing the story further. You could compare it to any of the GTA downloadable episodes, to Half-Life 2 episodes 1 & 2, to any of the downloadable episodes for Fallout 3. It wasn't a full-priced game, it was a cheap addition to the series with a new environment, new enemies, new puzzles & missions, continuation of the plot... And then you have the new game, which is ABSOLUTELY a new thing and does not "play and look the same" as the others. It has totally new mechanics, like time bombs, temporal time recording puzzles, time travel missions, it has a new open-world, free-roaming presentation with tons of sidequests, it has spherical platforming levels which were not present in the other PS3 games, you have a space-ship that you can fly around in freely and do shooter missions in space, you have all new hover-boot mechanics, you have new weapons, you have new wrench-based puzzles, you have tons of new enemy types that are just brimming with personality, and, again, you have a complete, engrossing, epic story which is just loaded with humor.
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calis  +   2269d ago
"3 Ratchet & Clank games that play and look the same all in this gen. If you're talking about Halo Wars and Halo ODST, well at least these 2 are completely different games and genres. Ratchet & Clank is always the same game. Just bashing endless barrels for magical coins or whatever."

Thanks for proving your obviously ignorance and fanboyism. You have no idea, so just shut it.
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tripewire  +   2269d ago
What calis said +1

Fanboys look so stupid when they try to pretend they know what they are talking about. The gameplay differences between ToD and ACiT are astronomical.
Digitaldude  +   2269d ago
Lol Halo3 MLG is the biggest troll on N4G.
Its ok to dislike PS3 games, really i urge you to hate them, just not here, dont post your lame biased opinions here.

On topic, Insomniac shouldn't stood so low to make their games 'mainstream'
devilhunterx  +   2269d ago
I would buy them all. Better than anything TEH HALOZ have done. Boring crap and repetitive.
mastiffchild  +   2269d ago
Oh dear MLG. Just when we all thought you'd stopped your one man crusade to justify every crass and embarrassing milking of your favourite fanchise you go and blow it by ODing on the Halo mountain Dew again(seriously fella-you might like it but it certainly goesn't like you and you should really lay off the stuff if it makes you act so defensively). I think the Ratchet games total 7 in 9 years-and that's including partial games and everything(Q4B and the Gladiator game)including the non canon PSP games. IF MS had a mendheld of merit do you not think Halo would have surfaced there too?

I like Halo just fine and USED to really love it. For me, though, it's gotten a little stale in the way the gameplay is still exactly what we found when we booted up CE for the first time and both ODST and Halo3 were let downs for many of us long time players of the game.Other shooters have made Halo seem like what it currently is-a great series a little too in thrall to it's history and success to really pull out the stops and take some risks-and remember the FPS genre is a very crowded one where a lot of games have recently pushed a lot further than Halo has-hopefully Reach will bring some new, real ganeplay to the series and mean it truly merits its lofty position once more.

R&C , on the other hand, had SEVERAL new gameplay elements this time round alone. Hoverboot gameplay, time based gameplay and puzzles, minigames, space exploration and combat and new customisation options and collectables. The ingenuity withthe weapons remains intact and the quality just gets better with EVERY release-that isn't milking and if Halo wasn't accused of it you wouldn't be here talking rubbish about "magic coins" and "barrels" and making a massive tool of yourself in the process. Talk about what you know in threads about a game you actually care about rather than feebly trying to pi55 on the chips of people who love this series -and for some great reasons.

So, you never played Ratchet games-fair enough mate- but if and when Halo can say it's kept the quality rising with every main onsole release over nine years you won't see us folk trolling threads about it. We'd look as monumentally daft as you currently do. Really, WTF are you on? Yes, Halo is great. Not everyone loves iot like you still do though and don't be annoyed if some of us like other gmes better-it doesn't make your fun any less important, does it? So, deal with the two facts here-you don't know much about a game you seem to want to hate and you're, for some reason, bothered that some people think Halo has been milked on the 360(when they usually just mean the name bein milked to sell whatever MS can slap it on the box of).

Grow up and forget all about it-it's SO easily done and you'll both look like a better person AND feel much better too! Better still-play some Ratchet. I find it very hood for my mental health top kick back with something so high in quality and entertainment value. Top stuff, Incomniac and if the franchise is to stop I'll be among the first to mourn it's passing. They deseve way more praise than they get, imo, and hjave polished the R&C games to a shine beyond the imaginings of most developers. And imagination is something the makers and players of these games REALLY get very well indeed. Not that you'd understand if you're still thinking it's about "magic coins" or "barrels"! Or was this a cleverly veiled attack on SMG/MKWii or the New SMB game on Wii?

If so you're still talking out of quite the incorrect hole, mind, and should just quit before you reach a terminal level of trollhood. People like games you haven't played! Get over it mate, really.
calis  +   2269d ago
anything thinking QFB is a spin off or not part of the future series are idiots.

It's not a spin off since it is about the same characters.
It's a direct sequel to Tools of Destruction, therefore it is part of the Future series.
Cajun Chicken  +   2269d ago
Quest For Booty is a great little game. Sure it's about half the length of a usual R&C title, but it's a great little game. Every R&C should play it.
morkendo  +   2269d ago
ah!!! a pixar
like ratchet and clank movie would be awesome!!!!! that would be better than TOY STORY LOL
............................. ............................... ..........
R&C dose not need to die out. I have every title including A CRACK IN TIME. QFB on disc as well.

ambientFLIER  +   2269d ago
MILK IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
spektical  +   2269d ago
lol at least insomniac makes sure there is a fantastic storyline with huge upgrades in the graphix department with each new sequal... unlike halo were they just use the same engine over and over again... i feel sorry for you guys :( :( :(. im sorry when bungie milks you they pull on those utters pretty hard.
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Jijoro  +   2269d ago
Even if it came to the 360 I wouldn't bother searching information about the game I'll just rent it
hatchimatchi  +   2269d ago
they should make an animated film. I love the humor in the games, especially Dr. Nefarious in ACIT.

"...DIRECT CENTER OF THE UNIVEERRRRSSSEEE!!!...give or take 50 feet..."

best line of the game.
hatchimatchi  +   2269d ago
I love how people say "milk it", it's obvious these tools have never played the games.

The visuals from 'tools of destruction' to 'a crack in time' are a huge improvement (and TOD looked great btw). Also every ratchet game has outstanding writing. The fact that people associate the game to that of playing a pixar movie is a huge honor for insomniac. The games are solid and the only people screaming milk it are the same idiots who play sales figures to rate how good a game is.

Insomniac are hands down one of the best and most hard working developers in the business.
Commander TK  +   2269d ago
Good. Insomniac r the best developers this generation.
ajay_solidsnake  +   2269d ago
Movie would be a good idea. But i will also like if they revamp the franchise, making a ZELDA/OKAMIsh game will also help.
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