Insomniac Would Support Ratchet HD

Insomniac Games, creators of the classic Ratchet and Clank series, won’t be making a HD Classics version of their seminal PS2 platformers, although they would support anyone else that wanted to do it.

Speaking on their Twitter page, the now multiformat developers put a stop to any rumours that they were beavering away updating some of the last generation’s best games, but confirmed that they’d lend a hand to any third party willing to pick up the baton.

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There were four last-gen Ratchet and Clank titles from Insomniac:

  • Ratchet & Clank (2002)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando (2003)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (2004)
  • Ratchet: Deadlocked (2005)

Both the God of War Collection and the Sly Cooper Collection were developed by different teams than their original PS2-era ones, with Kratos’ upscaled adventure coming courtesy of BluePoint and Sly by way of Sanzaru.

Via Examiner.

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19 Comments

  1. “I’ll let you use the lawnmower but you’ll have to cut my grass”
    That’s fair enough, it is kinda benefiting everyone in the process but I can’t help but feel that Insomniac would always do a better job themselves.

    • God of War Collection managed very nicely, so I wouldn’t be put off. And they said they would lend a hand. I’m still hopeful!

    • Everything’s already made. They just have to make it work on the PS3. Can’t be that difficult.

  2. lets hope some one takes that baton.

  3. I really hope this happens! Would be amazing!

  4. This makes me sad because it basically says nothing is happening with them so far :(
    And if something is going to happen, it’s a good while off before we see anything. I know it only takes a couple of months to do them, but I want them NOW! Plus, there’ll be a lot more publishing stuff that’ll go on around them too..
    They can even miss out Deadlocked if they want to save time!
    I just want the first three again :(

  5. It’s not that i don’t like R&C but they’ve already had 3 PS3 games so the shine has gone off them a bit for me. I would probably still buy it although i would prefer to re-live the first J&D game in HD.
    I didn’t realise it was different teams that did the upscaled versions but BluePoint did a great job.

  6. Please let this happen! Its the only reason I hesitated in getting a ‘slim’ when my ‘phat’ blew up. I really miss being able to play the orginal 3 R&C games, Deadlocked was a bit meh for me, but I’d still go for it!

    • PS2’s are nice ‘n cheap these days.

      • PS2’s don’t have Trophies though. :)

        Hehehehe

  7. I like the series, and might actually pick these up if it comes to HD. So yeah, hopefully somebody will be interested in making them.

  8. Hmm what are BluePoint doing now??Hope they are making a another ps2 collction.Like the retchet or ICO collection.

  9. I really hopes this happens, I love the Ratchet and Clank series! =D

  10. Up your Arsenal was one of my favorite PS2 games. The first was amazing, but this was just a step up. I’m really not bothered about the 2nd and 4th games. Weren’t very good at all.

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