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Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time First Review, Demos and New Videos

Cristian Cardona's Avatar Posted by on Oct 20, 2009 // Associate Product Marketing Manager, Software Marketing

As many of you know, things are heating up here as we’re approaching the launch of Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time for PS3 next week! Today IGN ran the first review of Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time and you can check it out here.

Also to celebrate the launch, you’ve been invited to Insomniac Games’ Community Day as well as the PlayStation Home space for Ratchet & Clank. We’ve even dropped the price of Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty!

And the hits keep coming, as I’m happy to announce today that this Thursday on the PlayStation Store, you’ll be able to download the first of TWO Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time demos and we’re inviting you to check out the Clank Demo.

In this demo, you’ll take get to take control of Clank as he explores the Great Clock learning more about his past and his new time-based abilities that you’ll need to utilize to solve puzzles and defeat some of Dr. Nefarious’ minions. This is some brand new gameplay that Insomniac Games is introducing to the series and we all hope you enjoy it!

Details on the second demo, the Ratchet Demo, will be coming in the next few days, so keep an eye out! In the meantime, check out these sweet videos showing off some of Ratchet’s new arsenal and giving you more information about the Constructo line of weapons!

And this week, Insomniac Games Creative Director Brian Allgeier will be stopping by PlayStation.Blog for a PlayStation Eye Chat. So make sure to ask your questions in the comments section!

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+ goatgolem4 on October 21st, 2009 at 1:16 am said:

I think it’s awesome how they brought Nefarious back, he’s always been my favourite bad guy. Can’t wait to fight him again!


+ Lucreto on October 21st, 2009 at 1:16 am said:

I have a quick question.

Will there be unlockable weapons for having Tools of Destruction saves and additional weapons for Quest for Booty?


+ plaztiksyke on October 21st, 2009 at 4:24 am said:

I don’t mind 720p so long as there is highly detailed, sharp textures and effective use of shaders. sub-720p is unacceptable to me at this point, though.

What bugs me is that most of these games still output Dolby Digital; with all the space on Bluray, all these disc-based games should have lossless audio. On top of this, it should be 24-bit. 16-bit lossy audio is just sad, and I’ve returned a couple of games that sounded particularly bad.


+ Carl-G on October 21st, 2009 at 5:52 am said:

Nice i can’t wait :P


+ spatsnaz on October 21st, 2009 at 7:02 am said:

Thanks for all your hard work Insomniac! Will be sure to pick up the game as soon as possible.


+ th4nGthO_241 on October 21st, 2009 at 7:02 am said:

does this one have online function such as co-op… coz i want to stick with it more than just play through the story mode.


+ IrishPete333 on October 21st, 2009 at 7:09 am said:

@101, You poor poor baby. I really hope this gets fixed for you, we wouldn’t want you returning anymore games now would we!


+ Azure-Edge on October 21st, 2009 at 7:09 am said:

Is there any chance that Insomniac will return to Resistance 2 and create a patch or new content once Ratchet and Clank is out?

This is a great game but hasn’t gotten any attention since spring.


+ KidCommando on October 21st, 2009 at 7:29 am said:

I didn’t really care for the Clank sections from Tools of Destruction. In fact I didn’t even finish the game because those parts seem to break up the action and just weren’t fun to me.

When I heard that Clank would have a bigger single player role in Crack in Time, I pretty much gave up on this new one.

I will definitely check out the demos but from watching some of the vids I just don’t think this game is for me.

You guys have a great track record though, keep it up!


+ TakiFuGu on October 21st, 2009 at 7:51 am said:

Now that you guys are done with Rachet & Clank Future: Crack in time. Can you please patch the first one with Trophy support?

Day one purchase for me.


+ zombie9 on October 21st, 2009 at 7:54 am said:

No chance on geting all of the older ratchet and clank on blueray like we got with GOW collection. I think Sony should make it since they don’t want to add BC to the PS3.I would buy it I missed out on a couple of them. Thank you Insomniac Games I have yet to find a game I don’t like made by U love them all.


+ Korbei83 on October 21st, 2009 at 8:55 am said:

Looking forward to the demos. Unfortunately the sale will have to wait until Christmas or later. I promise it’ll happen. Promise!


+ TOY_BOXX on October 21st, 2009 at 10:14 am said:

Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction is one of the reasons why I got off the 360 and onto the PS3. You just don’t find games like Ratchet and Clank anywhere but on the PS3 – it’s great!


+ Se7en_Gunz on October 21st, 2009 at 11:01 am said:

I really like the R&C series… but I’ve only played the first one and I would like to play all the other ones before I play this one. And its not easy finding these games at one store. Maybe if i do or they offer a collectors pack i will pick up the R&C future series


+ jelly14 on October 21st, 2009 at 11:35 am said:

Quick Question. How many total weapons will there be? I would like an exact number if possible.


+ jelly14 on October 21st, 2009 at 11:49 am said:

and another one, Can you custmize the color your armor has?


+ mocte32 on October 21st, 2009 at 12:37 pm said:

resistance 3


+ xxemo-teddiz-xx on October 21st, 2009 at 1:16 pm said:

why am i banned


+ M7261998 on October 21st, 2009 at 2:11 pm said:

A job well done!
This game looks amazing! Thank you Insomniac
for making such good games this is the only game that could come close to Uncharted 2 in amazinginess


+ TheGuardianFID on October 21st, 2009 at 2:32 pm said:

I have this baby reserved, I can’t wait to play it!!! :D


+ JakandDaxterDude on October 21st, 2009 at 3:03 pm said:



+ zMd113 on October 21st, 2009 at 5:28 pm said:

oh maaaaan!!!!!!!!! it’s been such a looooong wait! it’s almost here!

with Ratchet & Uncharted i’m good for the rest of the year!


+ scoobycool on October 22nd, 2009 at 6:45 am said:

Question 70 – Happened to me too. Simply delete Home from the XMB, then install it again. You will still have all of your downloaded data.


+ scoobycool on October 22nd, 2009 at 6:47 am said:

I know that game is going to be rendered in 720p, but what about 480p like ToD?


+ dcdawg123 on October 22nd, 2009 at 11:50 am said:

at what time does the download become available on the east coast?


+ dcdawg123 on October 22nd, 2009 at 11:52 am said:

I looked, but I don’t see it!!!


+ Oddsterdude on October 22nd, 2009 at 3:07 pm said:

when I came home from school I was hoping that the demo came today and when I checked the store, I couldn’t find it. :( Can someone tell me what’s going on? :(


+ LOCODUC on October 22nd, 2009 at 5:08 pm said:

I guess something happened. It is Thursday and no demo that I could find. Can’t wait to try it out. Bought the Booty game shorty after it came out, too bad I didn’t wait for the discount price now.


+ SNAunlimited on October 22nd, 2009 at 5:14 pm said:

Yes! PS store update! Downloading the demo right now… but it’s really huge(2404MB) and my internet connection isn’t great. Probably be done by morning. Still, finally get to play Crack in Time. :)


+ Billypat on October 22nd, 2009 at 8:34 pm said:

Just played the Demo, and for all the non-believers, it is time to believe that a clank segment can (and is) as challenging and rich as any Ratchet segment.

Well done Insomniac (give everyone a hug for me please)


+ Ostriker911 on October 22nd, 2009 at 9:33 pm said:

just played it

IT WAS AWSOME! slow time is amazing feature and was very usefull versus the boss


+ jordanbaird on October 25th, 2009 at 7:56 am said:

Csn’t wait for this game!


+ tsycho420 on October 26th, 2009 at 3:31 pm said:

why does it look like they didnt compress it properly?


+ myah_7 on October 26th, 2009 at 4:09 pm said:

When is the Ratchet demo coming out ??


+ TriForceElf on October 26th, 2009 at 5:31 pm said:

Hmmm…i don’t remember leaving any post before…SO, this is my first :]
But i was wondering if there will be a Ratchet and Jak crossover?

The Jak skin in Deadlocked was such a huge tease D;
Or at least a new updated Jak skin would be very nice for now.


+ gravekeper1 on October 31st, 2009 at 12:38 pm said:

why cant you guys make the first 3 ratchet n clank in ps3 format. i would defenitly buy it GUARANTEED


+ showmeyourbeav on November 8th, 2009 at 7:02 pm said:

Will it be coming out for PSP or PSP2?


+ NeodeosX on November 9th, 2009 at 5:04 pm said:

It would be awesome if this game’s soundtrack was made available on iTunes ! :)

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