Update: Just so everyone is aware, this won't be on the PSN; it is a disc-based game.  The details are up over at the official PlayStation blog.  Sorry for the confusion.

Original Story:

Well, that was fast. We just got finished telling you to expect a new Ratchet and Clank announcement soon, and we already have the title.

As numerous sources are reporting (Joystiq, PS3Center, etc.), the previously hinted at "Ratchet and Clank: ACIT" has been revealed as Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time thanks to a recent French press release. The game will be a downloadable title and pick up where Quest for Booty left off, where Ratchet is out to save Clank from the evil Dr. Nefarious. You will time travel in the game (sounds like fun!) and Joystiq has suggested that it will probably carry the same Booty DLC price of $15. Insomniac is bound to come forward with more details within the next few days – the cat's out of the bag, guys! – so stay tuned for those. In the meantime, we have to say: we were hoping this would be a full Blu-Ray title, and we're starting to wonder if R&C will always arrive in the form of a digital download. The debate rages as to whether or not the physical form of media will survive in the video game world, and it's easy to spot the shifts in regards to certain franchises. Perhaps R&C is cut out for the PSN but what if they planned to make Resistance 3 only for the PSN…? Well, that probably won't happen.

Anyway, keep it here for more up-to-date info concerning A Crack in Time . This is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed franchises in video game history, so it deserves your respect.

Related Game(s): Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time

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King James
King James
11 years ago

sweet!

Diggity Dan
Diggity Dan
11 years ago

PSN title? bahhhhh….i want a full game

Blaiyan
Blaiyan
11 years ago

It's a full game. Can't wait. Pre-ordering as soon as amazon makes it available to do so.

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

damn, i was looking forward too getting this game up until i heard it was DLC only… here in canada, sony shafted us with those psn cards, so i have no way of buying it… (no credit cards either..)

King James
King James
11 years ago

What's the deal w/ the PSN cards?

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

well, in canada, apparently, theres some law stopping sony from selling the cards here, but for some reason, this law has no effect on microsoft, nintendo, itunes, and other cards… only diff I see between XBL cards and PSN cards is ms points vs. psn real cash $1=$1 deal… that might be the problem, but i can't see it…

karneli lll
karneli lll
11 years ago

I think the Ratchet series is'nt making as much money as expected so its all digital until sales numbers look up

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Another DLC title? That's fine but I'd be happier for a full blown retail game. Love how they are continuing the theme of gluteous maximus references.

@mordikai1 – You can buy MasterCard gift cards in place of PSN or credit cards. That's how I do my DLC shopping.

King James
King James
11 years ago

what do u use as the address?

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

You don't use an address. All you do is type your name and the card number.

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

i tried this with "vanilla mastercards" and it didn't go through… so i gave up on it… might try again though seeing as the r2 map pack, and skins came out today…

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

disappointing I wanted a full game, R&C as DLC just doesn't have any life in it.

Troy Powers
Troy Powers
11 years ago

I haven't played Quest for Booty. Is it much different from a normal retail release in terms of length, and quality?

Murdi
Murdi
11 years ago

In terms of quality, NO, it isn't diferent, Quest for Booty is definitely a Ratchet & Clank quality game (so much fun)..

In terms of length.. YES, is sadly diferent, is just about 3 hours max of gameplay. Is extremely short.

However, is it worth it? Hell yeah 😉


Last edited by Murdi on 3/26/2009 2:01:26 PM

Daedusian
Daedusian
11 years ago

haha, totally agree Murdi!

jigokunohoono
jigokunohoono
11 years ago

where did you hear it was dlc cause i saw this on 3 other sites got all happy and checked to make sure it was on bluray but none said either bluray or dlc just it comes in fall

so i thought that it would be a full games cause fall is when insomniac releases all there games

also dose anyone know when or if insomniac is going to fix the stats issue in the new resistance update???

Jordahn
Jordahn
11 years ago

I concur. Do we know for sure it's a PSN release?

jigokunohoono
jigokunohoono
11 years ago

never mind i saw the joystiq page and it was just a guess they have no idea how it will be released and were saying its a posibility but no one knows yet so my guess is blu not digital

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I am the original Dr. Nefarious

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

Nice, I still need to pick up quest for booty.

On a side note, IT'S MY BIRTHDAY =D

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

What game u get for your bday?

Random_Steve
Random_Steve
11 years ago

boo, i want a full title. maybe theyll do different series(this one is the future series) by making a full game, and then some downloadable episodes beside it

@legendary wolfeh happy b-day

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

thanks =D

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

I'm guessing that at some point Sony will put all the DLC onto one retail disc for those DLC-averse gamers.

Qwarktast1c
Qwarktast1c
11 years ago

DANG IT!!!!!

i wanted this game to be an actual full length title!!

but its just another DL game?!?!?!?

son of a ……

well, i'm sure it will be good nonetheless

Evil Incarnate
Evil Incarnate
11 years ago

Any news of a R&C title is great news to me. Download or disc doesn't matter to me I can't wait to get it.

caliblue15
caliblue15
11 years ago

Its not a PSN title, Ben..

bearbobby
bearbobby
11 years ago

Some more high quality DLC is never bad.

Would be nice if they re-released all these DLC episodes together on a disc for those unable or unwilling to make purchases on the PSN.

bearbobby
bearbobby
11 years ago

Update!

The PlayStation.Blog has updated with new details, confirming the A Crack in Time will be a "full Blu-ray release."

Deadman
Deadman
11 years ago

Its great they are making it Disc based. But even if it was DLC it would be cool too, until I read your coment I was thinking maybe they were going the serial route, releasing in episodes like PAX or Watchmen.

Ed_Wayne
Ed_Wayne
11 years ago

OMG it scared me when you said PSN release. It is a full blu-ray release coming out this Autumn. Check any other site.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Maybe its one thats on blu ray and psn?

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

cant see why they wouldn't do this… warhawk, and socom(i think) did it that way…

ps92117
ps92117
11 years ago

Thats nice, another possibility great game, I have yet to play the previous ones but I hear good things about it.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

@worldendswithme
I didn't get any game 🙁 so far my mom gave me 200$ and that's it lol. i'm going to my aunts soon and having a party there, then my other aunts are supposed to do something too lol. 18yr old now =D

Deadman
Deadman
11 years ago

Cant wait Tools of Destruction is one of my favorite next gen games, its my go to game when eveveything else gets boring. Quest for booty was disc based in Austrailia hope we get lucky either way Im gettin this one.

Fabi
Fabi
11 years ago

Cool, but since I already own Future Tools and Quest For Booty, I just can't get too excited over it. I wanna play new experiences, but I'll probably still really enjoy it. Future Tools was so perfect.

NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
11 years ago

This sucks. I want a full R&C game on blu-ray. I refuse to "buy" a download of a game, so i wont be playing this and Insomniac wont be getting any cash from me.

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

quest for booty is back to 15 buckssssssssssssssss

BlinkBoy
BlinkBoy
11 years ago

Yay full blu ray retail version, I knew that Joystic had messed up, again!

Thanks for clearing this up.

tlpn99
tlpn99
11 years ago

Didn't play the other one so can't really say probably one I will give a miss too though.

Qwarktast1c
Qwarktast1c
11 years ago

YEAH!!!!

scratch everything i said before 🙂

now i'm happy!

this is qwarktastic news!!

Qwarktast1c
Qwarktast1c
11 years ago

@ Ben

thanks for this news!!
its a relief that its a full blu ray version and not a network game 🙂

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

'Induadably' qwarktastical!

Computer/gaming fingers crossed for classic Ratchet & Clank multiplayer in this one.

=D

OriginalSin
OriginalSin
11 years ago

I'll definitely pick this one up….

R&C Tools of Destruction was awesome and it was actually my first R&C game.

I remember it was fairly early on in the PS3's lifetime and at that very stage there wasn't a lot to choose from and at that stage I had all the worthwhile games already. Actually passed up R&C a couple of times before.

But I eventually bought as a last resort game until something better came along. And I must admit I was pleasantly surprised to say the least. I had so much fun playing that game, and it totally changed my perception of games I would usually call ''kids games'' if you know what I mean. If it wasn't for R&C I probably would never have picked up LBP and actually enjoyed it.

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

So happy that they have the name. Ratchet and Clank are one of my all time favorite video games of all time. Some people call them " Children" games but i really don't think so. Although i didn't really like tools of destruction because it was too easy but i really liked Quest for Booty. I guess they were just trying to get used to the new PlayStation. Lets hope they really work hard for the ratchet experience. By the way Ben you should have a " What is your favorite Ratchet game" poll. Love you Insomniac!


Last edited by kevinater321 on 3/27/2009 8:34:43 PM

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Thumbs up +1

meltdown
meltdown
11 years ago

yay new R&C