Sony have just revealed a stunning new Ratchet and Clank game, Rift Apart, developed by Insomniac games. For many years the Ratchet games have been touted as close to a Pixar movie as you can get and finally that appears to be true, the game is stunning.
As usual there is a tonne of wacky new weapons plus some returning favourites. Oh, and Clank now has ray-traced shadows!
Earlier today a naughty journo revealed that Insomniac had a another game before the Spider-Man sequel and the money was on Ratchet and Clank.
Back in January 2019 Sony Interactive Entertainment chairman Shawn Layden spoke The Hollywood Reporter in regards to Sony’s acquisition of Insomniac Games, during which he revealed the fate of two franchises.
“That was a great experience for Insomniac, and they learned a lot through that,” commented Shawn in regards to Sunset Overdrive. “As far as the IP itself, we really haven’t turned over the files on that one to see what that actually means, to be honest.”
Although Microsoft published the game Insomniac own the IP, and thanks to the deal that means Sony now own a game published exclusively on Xbox One. However, it’s an additional comment from Shawn that will teased fans of a certain furry rodent and his robotic sidekick.
“We like what they’ve [Insomniac] been doing in the Spider-Man franchise, and things like Ratchet & Clank are certainly vital series in the present and future. That’s what we’re concentrating on,” he added.”
The last Ratchet and Clank game tied in to an animated movie. Forbes has compiled a list of the biggest box office flops of 2016 and our favourite furry eared Lombax and metal chum are in fifth place, taking just $11.8m box office from a $20m budget. You would think that Sony and partners would be doing their best to flog the movie on the home market, but no, you can’t even buy the movie on Blu-ray in the UK, only DVD.