Insomniac is really heating up the floor with their announcements, especially with Sunset Overdrive which was reported here on The Inquisitr.
However, for fans of nostalgic Insomniac games, the developer is not leaving them out either. At E3 2014, Insomniac announced a remastered PS4version of Ratchet & Clank, which originally came out on the PS2.
According to both the press releases at E3 2014 and an article by Joystiq, the remastered version of Ratchet & Clank was revealed to arrive on the PS4 next year. Take note that when a company says “remastered,” it means that it is the original game but redone for current system, graphics, and control setup. All in all, it is still the original game.
For example, Ratchet & Clank in the Ratchet & Clank Collection is pretty much the same game as the original on the PS2. The only difference: remastered for HD and 3D. Take notice of how I used “remastered” in that sentence. If this were a reboot, it would be a different storyline and a different take on the original Ratchet & Clank. If this were a remake, it would be the same story and characters, but with brand new visuals, kind of like the Resident Evil Remake for the Nintendo Gamecube.
So in short, Ratchet & Clank for the PS4 may not even be a worthwhile buy for many people unless they are hardcore Ratchet & Clank Series fans. That may change once more information, such as gameplay details, imagery, and pricing information are revealed.
So why is Insomniac making a remaster instead of a new game? Their last game, Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus, was great, but it wasn’t even a full-pledged game to some people. It was longer than Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty, yet shorter than Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One. This gives them a lot of time to make something spectacular, especially for the PS4 right? Well, their reasons are valid because Insomniac is making a full-feature film based on the Lombax and Robot duo. That’s right, we are getting a movie!
People already know that Insomniac are awesome in their story-telling and humor when it comes to this series, so making it into a full-length movie shouldn’t be hard. According to IGN, both the Ratchet & Clank remaster and movie are releasing around the same time in early 2015.
[Image via Ratchet & Clank Movie]