By Andrew Dodson on February 11, 2015 at 4:48pm
At E3 last year, it was announced that we would be getting a CGI "Ratchet and Clank" movie sometime in 2015. At the movie announcement, there was a nebulous mention of a possible new "Ratchet and Clank" game coming to the Playstation 4 at some point, as well. Since then, we have heard nothing on the topic.
On Insomniac's website, they released a statement telling us that a new "Ratchet and Clank" game was indeed in the works.
In 2015, we have the rare (actually, for us, unprecedented) opportunity to expand Ratchet’s universe simultaneously in two forms. We’ll continue our involvement with the Ratchet & Clank feature film. And we’re excited to announce that we’re also developing a game that shares the film’s vision of Ratchet’s origin story. As featured in Sony’s press conference, the game re-imagines the original Ratchet & Clank, with updated gameplay and completely new visuals built from the ground up for the PlayStation 4.
Insomniac's North Carolina and California studios are working on both the game and movie projects at the same time, marking Insomniac Games' “deepest cross-country collaboration to date.” Leading the project will be Game Director Shaun McCabe, Design Director Brian Allgeier and Studio Director Chad Dezern.
While there is no official release date set, since it's being developed alongside the movie (and with the movie's story in mind), we can assume that we'll see a "Ratchet and Clank" game for the Playstation 4 by the end of 2015.