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Introducing Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time

James Stevenson's Avatar Posted by 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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twoheadedturtle said:

March 26th, 7:25 pm

This is fantastic. Ratchet and Clank FToD is one of the biggest gems on the ps3. You appeal to both the hardcore gamers such as me, and younger generation as well. As first time players of the Ratchet and Clank series you made a fan out of me and my much younger brother(who ended up convincing my mom to get him a couple Ratchet and Clank games for his ps2). I would also like to mention that the sheer quality and polish of your games are fantastic, Insominiac in my opinion has become synonymous with the word quality. Your hard work does not go by unnoticed and I can tell you now that I will be supporting you guys on day one by buying the next Ratchet and Clank. Keep up the great work you guys!

stinkey said:

March 26th, 7:37 pm

I hope you guys at some good online features like Co-op and Competitive play

jens_hubby said:

March 26th, 7:56 pm

I couldn’t be more excited if there were 2 of me.

krae_man said:

March 26th, 8:16 pm

Hay Insomniac, not to nit pick your plot or anything but the whole “What happened to the lombaxes” plot doesn’t really make any sense unless Going commando isn’t canon.

Way to completely forget about Angela Cross.

Wuggyboobeaufuf said:

March 26th, 8:22 pm

So is this coming on PS2? PSP?

A proper disc disc format at all?


March 26th, 8:25 pm

Can anyone tell me the name of the font used for the subtitle? I know I’ve seen it before.

alaM0000 said:

March 26th, 9:13 pm

I Can’t Wait to see the new Ratchet & Clank A Crack In Time trailer!!! X3

Jeigh said:

March 26th, 9:24 pm

Y’know, I’m not entirely sure, but I think they’re happy about the news, James. Call me crazy. ;P

jimmy903 said:

March 26th, 9:33 pm

@ James

Do you all at Insomniac ever take time off?

I mean I’ve seen that you work for one of the best studios there is to work for,yet, still manage to crank out awesome, high quality titles every year.

Resistance 3?

Solid-Snake-Eyes said:

March 26th, 9:36 pm

Please, please give us difficulty select when starting a new game! Tools was too easy, and by the time you unlocked Hard you had already upgraded and carried over all your weapons and gear so that Hard wasn’t Hard at all. I loved the difficulty option in Booty. Thanks!

BlackIceJoe said:

March 26th, 10:51 pm

I know this is weird but I still am wondering about it.

A few months back there was a rumor that Insomniac was working on a new R&C game that would not star R&C.

It sounded like in some ways it would be an MMO and take place in the R&C universe and you would be working for Captain Qwark and carry out missions.

The one thing even though it sounded like it was like an MMO it was not and had a big story to it.

That being said cool news on the new R&C game.

Elvick_ said:

March 26th, 11:35 pm

Tools of Destruction was awesome and so was Quest for Booty. I can’t wait to see what happens next in the story. It’s been driving me insane for a long time. xP

Oh and will this one have online multiplayer? That would be epicness.

enewtabie said:

March 27th, 3:44 am


RedHawk27 said:

March 27th, 5:18 am

I hope you guys can squeeze in another Insomniac Museum, that thing was so cool in R&C2 and 3

BuckGame said:

March 27th, 6:41 am


Modster79 said:

March 27th, 7:12 am


New Ratchet! James you have made my day amigo ;)

good luck and i can’t wait :p

WYO1016 said:

March 27th, 8:18 am

This is awesome! I had never played an R&C game until I won a copy of ToD in a contest. I have to say that I have never had more pure fun playing a game than I did with ToD. Just downloaded Q4B last week with the price break, and I’m having just as much fun with it. First day purchase for me. Insomniac rocks!

kostaxtreme said:

March 27th, 8:47 am

I gotta say I was kinda late hopping on board the R&C bandwagon on the PS2. After seeing my bro play it, I kinda got interested in it. Unfortunately I never ended up playing the titles on the PS2 other than Gladiator.
On the PS3 I played the demo when it came out and from that point on I was hooked. Great visuals, intuitive controls, witty humour, great sound, fun gameplay, the list goes on.
I mean playing the game through nearly 3 times must mean something in it’s own right.
So for the first point of call please pass on commendations to the dev team for the ongoing quality work with the franchise (let’s not forget their other baby Resistance, awesome games in the FPS category too!)

Other than what I felt was a bit expensive, yet still provided a quality experience was Quest for Booty. Apart from the slightly hefty price tag it was a nice addition to TOD.

Looking forward to the next title and unless my funds don’t allow it at the time of release it will most likely be a first day buy. So I better start saving now.

Also looking forward to the competition.

Once again keep up the good work, and commendations all round for the dev team.


spy5099 said:

March 27th, 9:06 am



March 27th, 10:06 am

Custom soundtrack support???

Anything Mr. James Stevenson???

JakandDaxterDude said:

March 27th, 11:19 am

So, will skill points be replaced by trophies then?

CEK111 said:

March 27th, 11:21 am

Is the contest only open to people in the US?

silentj14 said:

March 27th, 11:52 am

How do you enter the contest!!! I’m all done with my weapon pic, I just need to know where to send it!

TheModernWorld said:

March 27th, 12:11 pm

does this mean that Tools of Destruction will be a greatest hits release soon?

Mikoid1 said:

March 27th, 12:20 pm

FINALLY! I was waiting for another ratchet and clank game.

gamefan67 said:

March 27th, 12:22 pm

what day will it be on GTTV?

Marcster1994 said:

March 27th, 2:23 pm

It’s the day of the contest and I don’t know how to join.
It’s not telling me anything on HOW or WHERE to send the picture.

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    Cristian Cardona said:

    March 27th, 3:32 pm

    Sorry about the delay! We\’ve run into a few technical issues, but we should be up in less than an hour.

BenX42316 said:

March 27th, 2:50 pm


silentj14 said:

March 27th, 4:16 pm

@ 227 Awesome news!

almighty-slayer said:

March 27th, 4:21 pm

Insomniac museum. Please :) More like 2 than 3. 2 was awesome, 3 was kinda rubbish in comparison.

I loved the Insomniac Museums!

Anyways, love to see a new Ratchet and Clank title!


March 27th, 4:36 pm

Less than an hour sure seams long. lol

Just kidding IG.

minameissteve said:

March 27th, 5:05 pm

Will this be the last R+C game for good?

silentj14 said:

March 27th, 5:06 pm

I hope not, it’s one of my favorite franchises…

Prattz said:

March 27th, 6:04 pm

Can’t wait! I was too late to see the trailer, I think… I need to check the schedule, but I absolutely hope I didn’t miss it! I have to see it! I’m in Canada, and we have Spike channel too, but are the show times different?

PS. Please listen to some suggestions, they sound pretty cool, and take your time and make it the best game it can be! Thanks for the news! :D

Christian_Josh said:

March 27th, 10:07 pm

I’m watching Gametrailers TV on Spike TV as I write, darn commericals! It’s on channel 61 if you have Comcast Cable. I can’t wait until the news about the K2 DLC and R&CF and Mass Effect II. Cool 8)


March 27th, 10:32 pm

Just saw the teaser! IG did a great job!

s_S-killaz336 said:

March 28th, 11:09 am

i realized james isnt replying to the questions dat ask if the game got multiplayer so it probably doesnt got mutiplayerr


March 29th, 1:17 am

The Ratchet & Clank series just oozes quality, and playing the games has been some of the most enjoyment I’ve ever had in my 30+ years as a gamer.

I think my jaw hit the floor when I first saw TOD – the polish, the detail, the animation and fluidity. THE FUN ! To think we’ve got more to look forward to just whet’s the appetite further.

Insomniac- you should all be so proud of your ‘works of art’ as a team. Incredible !

t178abc said:

March 29th, 3:30 am

Ratchet & Clank is not just a great video game series to me. It’s the greatest! Please James Stevenson, tell me if this is going to be the last Ratchet & Clank game. I realy hope you’re gonna make more R&C games. I think you should at least make one Ratchet & Clank game for each Mario game ever made:)

FuSIoN_ToM said:

March 29th, 5:11 am

Woow.. What a release this fall.
I’m expecting to see better graphics this time.. Just Kiddin but I would like to play one of my favourite series in 1080p, in a higher resolution. That would be nice to include. :)
I would like to see some easter eggs.. I know that Insomniac is good at it. The trailer looks nice and futuristic.
And I know that this question has been posted before but, with no answers.. Will multiplayer mode be bring back?? Online mode??

t178abc said:

March 29th, 6:17 am

I did not mean that last part of my comment, quality is more important than quantity. But I hope you will continue the Ratchet & Clank series after A Crack in Time.

FuSIoN_ToM said:

March 29th, 7:45 am

Hope this isn’t the last one in the series too.. :)

ashisthebest said:

March 29th, 12:23 pm

I am one of you guys BIGGEST FAN.
I have EVERY Ratchet & Clank Game ever created. My first ps3 games were Resistance FAll of Man & Ratchet & Clank Future Tools of destruction. I also was addicted to Ratchet & CLank UYA for 3 years i played everday online onto it. I have a huge request. Me and all my friends who play UYA or DL we really want online play. UYA was a awesome community to make friends on. Please make online play possible. I also have tons of ideas for the online play.
I cannot wait for Crack In TIme
Your biggest fan


ZellBell said:

March 29th, 8:12 pm

so… later on this year will there be a LBP ratchet and clank costume? i have some great ideas for it.

Hellion1 said:

March 29th, 11:40 pm

I have played all the R&C games even the ones on the PSP (I know that Insomniac Games did not make Size Matters which is why I did not like it that much)and I L.O.V.E them to bits and I just can’t wait until you and Playstation 3 release Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time!!!!!!!!! GO YOU GOOD THING!!!

Korbei83 said:

March 30th, 4:50 am

Is it out yet?!

Aw c’mon guys! Hurry it up already!

FuSIoN_ToM said:

March 30th, 8:54 am

Please. The game is out in this fall. lol

Hope this series never end xD
And that this game is awesome.

ashisthebest said:

March 30th, 1:09 pm

I heard there was a rumor that there is not any online play but there is co-op.

Please add Online dudes

BTW is thiz rumor real?

mi5jason said:

March 30th, 3:22 pm

Insomniac is the reason I bought a PS3

Ryty1496 said:

March 30th, 6:00 pm

I HEART R&C. this is the best game ever concieved. But please don’t rush, fix it till its absolutely perfect. an idea is once u beat the game and the second time around u would have a different type of story mode like back to r&c 1 or 2. well ive seen some really good games go bad cuz they rushed. just please make this game irresistible.

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