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Introducing Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time

James Stevenson's Avatar + Posted by James Stevenson on Mar 26, 2009 // Community Lead, Insomniac Games

Hey everyone,

Greetings from the SCEA Blogger’s Lounge at GDC! Last week, we teased you with our Ratchet & Clank Future Weapons Contest and the new action figures coming from DC Direct. While I’ll talk more about this in a bit, we are very happy at Insomniac to finally announce the name of our next game.

Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time Logo

Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time will conclude the story arc that started in Tools of Destruction and continued in Quest for Booty. There will be plenty to talk about over the next few months as we work towards our fall release, and we can’t wait to share more. But for those of you wanting a first look, tune into Gametrailers TV this week on Spike TV (check your local listings for time) for the world premiere of the teaser trailer.

For those of you who have been e-mailing us with questions about the Weapons Contest and asking when and where you can submit, you’ll be happy to know that submissions are open as of tomorrow! I’m also excited to announce the Grand Prize winner will have their weapon included in Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time, will be given a life-size replica of the weapon, and will win a trip to San Diego Comic-Con to meet with the dev team and reveal the winning weapon to the public there!

As inspiration for you guys, tune in tomorrow for a little video roundtable talking about some of our favorite weapons stories and experiences over the years of working on Ratchet & Clank weapons.

That’s all for now, make sure you tune into GTTV to check out the teaser trailer!

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+ Stinkinmushroom on March 26th, 2009 at 12:16 pm said:

Oh YEAH BABY!


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+ JoeDuke4 on March 26th, 2009 at 12:17 pm said:

HELL YEAH INSOMNIAC RULES!


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+ Fersis on March 26th, 2009 at 12:27 pm said:

Great news James. :)
Its a PSN or Bluray release ?


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    + James Stevenson on March 26th, 2009 at 12:58 pm said:

    Full Retail blue-ray release.


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+ TheHater2 on March 26th, 2009 at 12:27 pm said:

dammit. We have to wait until Friday to see a trailer


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+ loucetios on March 26th, 2009 at 12:27 pm said:

This is a full release right? Joystiq is treating it like another downloadable title, please clarify


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    + James Stevenson on March 26th, 2009 at 12:59 pm said:

    Never believe something you read on Joystiq until you hear it from us!


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+ XxC-losxX on March 26th, 2009 at 12:28 pm said:

I. LOVE. INSOMNIAC. LOVE THE SERIES. AWESOMENESS!


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+ DeforMAKulizer on March 26th, 2009 at 12:29 pm said:

YES!!!!!!!!!!! INSOMNIAC PLEASE STAY WITH SONY FOREVER YOUR GAMES ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!
I love R&C and have been waiting anxiously for the new game!!!! THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =D
THANK YOU!!!!!!!


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+ bball230 on March 26th, 2009 at 12:29 pm said:

This is great! i love Ratchet n clank! i really hope that they put multiplayer back in! games really need to have an online multiplayer standard now! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE..

U had it in deadlocked.. now please improve it A TON and put it out with a crack in time!

thanks guys


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+ fan1310 on March 26th, 2009 at 12:29 pm said:

Tools of destruction was great! Can’t wait for this game!


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+ GoldenGotGame on March 26th, 2009 at 12:32 pm said:

This is off-topic, but very important. I was just in Home, where I purchased the full Resistance 2 SRPA outfit, along with Blanka’s torso and hands for my avatar. When I went to my wardrobe, Blanka’s items were there, the Resistance items were not. I checked the store again, and they don’t even have the icon that says I purchased them. But I checked my transaction history, and the purchases are noted on there. Please get back to me quickly, this has never happened before, and I’m pretty upset about it. I was gonna buy R2′s map pack today, but I can’t purchase anything until I’m sure this is taken care of.


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    + James Stevenson on March 26th, 2009 at 1:01 pm said:

    Hi there, we don\’t have anything to do with the Home costumes at Insomniac, so I\’d contact the Home store\’s customer support folks.


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+ BlindMango on March 26th, 2009 at 12:33 pm said:

YES, I <3 Insomiac! I’ve been waiting for another R&C, especially with trophies. oh, and please, please, please bring your Spyro classic hits to the PS STORE!


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+ extravegant on March 26th, 2009 at 12:33 pm said:

thanks for releasing the next game in the ratchet series. I really appreciate this series and i know there were many questions regarding online play for R&C:FToD, and your team decided that they would work only on a great single player experience, which i say was a fantastic job. On the other hand i have to say many people from the Ratchet Deadlocked and R&C:UYA were disappointed there was no online play. Trust me online play for this Ratchet game will bring most of your old market and will bring new ones too. I just feel that online play would be a great addition to this game, because it was a very addicting component of UYA and DL.


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+ Ftwrthtx on March 26th, 2009 at 12:33 pm said:

SWEET!

What more needs said?


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+ AmericanNinja1 on March 26th, 2009 at 12:33 pm said:

AWESOME! IS this going to be a blu-ray release? joystiq and 1up are saying its download only.


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+ Kenshin71 on March 26th, 2009 at 12:35 pm said:

Good news. Enjoyed FToD but hoping you guys have included a little bit more platforming in the new game as the previous one seemed a tad overly shooty. Co-op would be nice too but not necessary.


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+ x3AM on March 26th, 2009 at 12:35 pm said:

Ah man? Only a freaking teaser?

God i hate teasers.


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+ CRASHBASHUK on March 26th, 2009 at 12:36 pm said:

omg i cant wait for this and a taster on GTTV imosanic 1 on ps3


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+ sbf717 on March 26th, 2009 at 12:37 pm said:

Great News. I just bought Quest for Booty last night and I’m falling back in love with the series <3


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+ Gorvi on March 26th, 2009 at 12:38 pm said:

Joystiq has been reporting that this might be another small downloadable game like Q4B, can you guys confirm whether this will be a full retail game like ToD or another episodic game like Q4B?


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    + James Stevenson on March 26th, 2009 at 1:02 pm said:

    As I said above, it\’s a full retail release.


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+ amilimos on March 26th, 2009 at 12:38 pm said:

Nice to see Insomniac working their asses off and releasing game after game …. games with quality rather lol. Nice one insomniac. Hoping this will be better than TOD.

Cheers

p.s … trophies this time pls lol


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    + James Stevenson on March 26th, 2009 at 1:03 pm said:

    There will be trophies. :-P


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+ zombiefriend on March 26th, 2009 at 12:38 pm said:

aw man, i cant wait till this fall X3


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+ Scodo_Thope on March 26th, 2009 at 12:39 pm said:

Can’t wait!

This is gonna be cool and I just piked up some Booty for only $10!

AWESOME!

James, you guys have a need for a EECE at Insomniac Games?? :)


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+ ManaKnight on March 26th, 2009 at 12:39 pm said:

OMG, I’m so excited to hear the news. I love R&C so much, definitely a buy for me no matter what. :D


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+ Lethal_Visionz on March 26th, 2009 at 12:41 pm said:

Hopefully this is a full retail release. just finished Quest For Booty a few minutes ago so im ready for more R&C!…also im assuming this game will have trophies right? :) cant wait to see what the list will look like.


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+ Azira013 on March 26th, 2009 at 12:41 pm said:

Oh my, Insomniac, you have moved from my second/third favourite developer spot to my first. Keep the good games coming!


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+ StrykerIsland on March 26th, 2009 at 12:41 pm said:

Terrific news. Killer lineup of games in 2009.


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+ Jigokunohoono on March 26th, 2009 at 12:42 pm said:

holy crap thats great i wish i could draw cause i have some good-ish ideas for a weapon and if multiple entrys are allowed i could send in all of them but god thats the best prize ever


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+ Demonized on March 26th, 2009 at 12:43 pm said:

Awesome news, you just can’t not love Insomniac Games. Great games, great relationship with the community, great support for their games on top of things like their Nocturnal project.

Love the series and can’t wait for the release of this game.


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+ remanutd5 on March 26th, 2009 at 12:44 pm said:

we knew it was coming lol , really excited to continue the journey from tools of destruction and quest for booty , i wish you could have shown us the trailer here because i really dont like the gttv host but i’ll wait till it hits the internet , one more thing James , when can we expect ratchet and clank and resistance home spaces???


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+ StrykerIsland on March 26th, 2009 at 12:44 pm said:

Probably too early to ask this, but I’m going to ask anyway…

Any chance weather effects will be added into the game this time? I’d love some snow, rain, wind, etc. to go along with the rest of the awesomeness. :D

Use the Resistance 1 snow technology, please!!


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+ Zezzler on March 26th, 2009 at 12:45 pm said:

This better Be as good as Tools of Destruction! I LOVED that game! will this have the same replay value as Tools of Destruction? because i played through that like 5 times!

Is the contest open to Canadians too? please say yes!


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+ Jigokunohoono on March 26th, 2009 at 12:46 pm said:

my guess is this will be a blu game because Insomniac has 2 teams one for resistance and one for ratchet (as far as i know) and at one game a year ratchets team has now been unheard from for two so its gotta be full not dlc, right???


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+ SPARDA on March 26th, 2009 at 12:46 pm said:

I am sure this will be another great R&C game from INSOMNIAC.

Looking forward to the trailer

Thanks for the update

SPARDA


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+ Carbonox_Ratchet on March 26th, 2009 at 12:47 pm said:

Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick.

Can’t wait for more info! :)


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+ DonnyG on March 26th, 2009 at 12:47 pm said:

I’m so entering this contest.


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+ moog on March 26th, 2009 at 12:48 pm said:

I hope the next incarnation of the RYNO is even more insane :D

And please fix the bug that causes R&C bolts count dropping from over 500m back into the 400s. My kid is on his 6th pass through and constantly loses a huge number of bolts when he’s over 1/2 billion, not that they can be used for anything at this point.


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+ StrykerIsland on March 26th, 2009 at 12:51 pm said:

The press release clearly states the game is coming to retail stores, so it’s a BD release.


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+ Link01 on March 26th, 2009 at 12:51 pm said:

I just hope this title is longer than Tools Of Destruction.

Does it use an improved engine? O.o

Does it have online again? O.o

any…… retro active stuff ;)?

ahhhhhh I WANT INFO!


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+ RGS-14 on March 26th, 2009 at 12:52 pm said:

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ RGS-14 on March 26th, 2009 at 12:52 pm said:

Blu-ray
or
PSN?


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+ meatwadsicle on March 26th, 2009 at 12:53 pm said:

AWSOME
Ive played every ratchet and clank game
its one of my all time favorite series
RC 1 is still my favorite aahhh good memories
Skid McMarks LOL


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+ FearMonkey on March 26th, 2009 at 12:54 pm said:

Yes!

I’m a Ratchet and Clank fanboy. Can’t wait to see the trailer! :)


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+ Neil on March 26th, 2009 at 12:55 pm said:

I think resistance is a great franchise but I think you guys do your best with this type of game. Can’t wait for it.


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+ remanutd5 on March 26th, 2009 at 12:55 pm said:

man how i wished sony had its own video game tv show , with inside developers info , new info on games and more lol , wishful thinking lol


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+ LightAce on March 26th, 2009 at 12:55 pm said:

I really wish I had played the first 2 games


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+ EXLONOX on March 26th, 2009 at 1:00 pm said:

Can. Not. Wait.


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+ alaM0000 on March 26th, 2009 at 1:01 pm said:

INSOMNIAC FTW!!! :D


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+ TheGuardianFID on March 26th, 2009 at 1:01 pm said:

FREAKING AWESOME, SOLD!!! :D


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+ Unknown_Hero on March 26th, 2009 at 1:03 pm said:

You guys are god!!


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+ xaos on March 26th, 2009 at 1:04 pm said:

I can’t wait; I think I have a pretty rad weapon idea, though my art skills make Capt. Qwark look like da Vinci…


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