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Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction Goes Gold, Demo Coming!

Greg Phillips's Avatar Posted by Senior Producer, SIE

Hey everyone, I thought I would hop on and give you a quick update on where we’re at with Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction.

I’m happy to report that we’ve gone gold! The game is finished and will hit a store near you on October 30. As some of you know, this is a week later than the Oct 23rd date stated previously, but the extra wait will be worth it. Insomniac has been hard at work squeezing every last detail, dance move and tool of destruction that we could fit onto a Blu-Ray disc (while leaving some room to fit Captain Qwark’s massive ego). This makes it the largest Ratchet & Clank experience ever.

I am also happy to report that we are wrapping up work on an updated and optimized version of our E3 demo (which is also available at Gamestop if you pre-order RCF) as I type this, and should be available via PSN in North America by October 11. The demo will be of Metropolis, the signature level in the Ratchet & Clank franchise. Well, it was the signature level… before we blew it to bits in this demo:)

Finally, I’m including a quick link to our newest trailer for your viewing pleasure. A hi-res version can be downloaded from the PlayStation Store for free. Enjoy!

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Kpepe said:

September 28th, 5:17 pm

Wow This is going to be a great game. Can’t wait for the demo. I also want RaC on the PSP(imma get the deluxe slim pack) It’s going to rock.

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September 28th, 6:34 pm

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L3371 said:

October 1st, 12:20 pm

RCF looks awesome and is on our Xmas lists along with Uncharted:DF

PSPsGTghOost said:

October 1st, 9:11 pm

Gonna pick R&CF up. I would also like to pick Gran Turismo Mobile up. Where the hell is it. Hurry up Polyphony Digital.

Demayor said:

October 1st, 11:16 pm

I’ve never played a R&C game (other than the betas for online play) but I’m looking forward to the demo. Maybe I’ll like the game. I’ve always hear great thing about them but never pulled the trigger on any of them.

Obakasan said:

October 3rd, 7:56 pm

i wait to buy the Japanese version of R&CF since the releases are only about 12 days apart. will the games language change to the systems language(my rfom and rr7 both display and play in english even though they are Japanese versions of the game’s)? I live in japan and i was wondering if i need to import it or not.

WebScud said:

October 4th, 4:51 pm

I just put down $5 bucks at GameStop because I couldn’t wait any longer for the demo. :-D It’s freakin’ awesome. But…

I have huge graphical tearing issues. Is anyone else experiencing that? The PS3 is connected via HDMI to a Sony KDL-46S2010. It’s a 1080i LCD panel, but when the game launches the display automatically changes resolution to 720p. Any thoughts?

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HappySpaceInvdr said:

October 5th, 1:18 am

@WebScud

Frame tearing is a side-effect of disabling V-Sync, which in turn is necessary to get the high frame rate this game runs at.

HappySpaceInvdr said:

October 5th, 1:24 am

@Greg Phillips

“-60fps and 720p is the preferred hi-res resolution. However, we do support 1080i so everyone with a HDTV can enjoy RCF:ToD in all it’s hi-def glory.”

Err, yes… except that in 1080i, you won’t get the full benefit of that lovely framerate. An interlaced picture takes twice as long (as progressive scan) to draw a full frame so, at 1080i, the resulting picture will look more like 30fps.

maluraq said:

October 5th, 7:47 am

@HappySpaceInvdr actually that’s not true, it depends on how they draw the picture internally. A 1080i picture draws one field every 60th of a second on a 1080i interlaced TV, just like 720p@60fps, except that each field is only one half the full resolution, interlaced with the next field. The effect is to see 1080 lines of resolution at 60fps just not as high quality as 1080p at 60fps.

On a non-interlaced TV this isn’t true, because the internal chips may recompose the image and draw a 1080p picture at 30fps instead but 1080i pictures are for 1080i TVs, to be fair, which mine happens to be.

Obakasan said:

October 5th, 8:26 pm

@Greg Phillips i wait to buy the Japanese version of R&CF since the releases are only about 12 days apart. will the games language change to the systems language(my rfom and rr7 both display and play in english even though they are Japanese versions of the game’s)? I live in japan and i was wondering if i need to import it or not.
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Shades1982 said:

October 12th, 11:13 am

I just finished the demo but have one issue with this otherwise amazing game. I noticed the screen, on the top and bottom, had small black bars, like a letterbox format. Now i never had this problem with any other game and i can only hope that this is just a demo issue because RFOM didnt have this, and neither did any game on my PS3 or 360 library. I have a Westinghouse 32″ SKU series TV and its just amazing (some of the best colours ive seen on an LCD). I know my TV IS NOT THE PROBLEM. My PS3 is set to 1080i (but changes to 720P automatically for games that dont support true 1080 and is running on HDMI 1.3 cables.

I tried all the setting on my PS3 and nothing fixes this issue. Once again this is the only game that does this on my TV.

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da1gamer said:

October 22nd, 10:51 am

i hope there’s no multiplayer or online play for R&C:5, so that the single player mode can be perfected

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