Ratchet & Clank…forever?

R&C ToolsInsomniac is getting ready to launch its fifth title in its very popular Ratchet and Clank series-Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction, for the PS3. After five games in this franchise, you’d think the company is ready for a change of venue.

But Brian Allgeier, creative director at Insomniac Games, says they’re not tired of the franchise at all, according to comments made to 1up.com.

"When we started working on the first Ratchet & Clank game," he continues, "there was a lot of great energy and the characters and title came together in a matter of a few weeks."

With Tools of Destruction, they looked to the PS3 as their tool of choice to expand and improve upon the R&C game. "As we learned more about PS3 while developing Resistance, we started thinking about the fun things we could do in the Ratchet universe."

Allgeier gave some insights on what Insomniac wanted to do with the newest iteration of R&C:

"I believe there are three key ingredients that we focused on to keep things fresh: variety, story, and humor. We’re fortunate enough to be working in a universe that allows us to be very flexible with our gameplay and storylines. Very few if any games out there could reasonably feature alien fish in robotic suits, pirate disguises, or a weapon that can launch remote controlled tornadoes."

So will the Ratchet and Clank series continue?

"Will time travel ever be possible? Will donkeys ever fly? Seriously, the Ratchet & Clank franchise is close to everyone’s hearts at Insomniac and so far we’ve found new and interesting challenges in making each game. As long as we can approach each game from a fresh perspective, we’ll likely continue making games for the series."

Great news for R&C fans, don’t you think?


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