Ratchet and Clank has always been a great series, that just feels like it was begging for a movie adaptation- and now, this year, it finally gets one, as Ratchet and Clank, the movie based on the original game, launches this April. Meanwhile, Ratchet and Clank, the game based on the movie based on the game which also serves as a remake of the first game in the series, and a reboot of the franchise as a whole, also releases right around then.
So how does Insomniac feel about having their beloved property be a movie? Speaking to IGN, they revealed that Ratchet and Clank has always been likened to a Pixar movie in their minds.
“When we actually first started the franchise, our aim with the project was to create a game that feels like a Pixar movie,” Insomniac Chief Creative Officer Brian Hastings said. “As a result, we’ve always wanted to see it on a screen, because we felt like it would be a perfect fit. And when you play the latest Ratchet game, it does- it looks like a Pixar movie.”
The new Ratchet game does look incredible- for my money, it is the best looking exclusive on the PS4 so far, Uncharted 4 be damned. Let’s hope it’s a return to form for the franchise as well.