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Ratchet And Clank Future: A Crack In Time Discovered

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

3/26/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (48 posts)

King James
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 12:34:05 PM
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sweet!

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Diggity Dan
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 12:35:59 PM
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PSN title? bahhhhh....i want a full game

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Blaiyan
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 4:20:54 AM

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

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Gregory Freeman
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 12:36:57 PM
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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..)

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King James
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 1:03:47 PM

What's the deal w/ the PSN cards?

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Gregory Freeman
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 4:54:41 PM

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...

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karneli lll
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 12:44:57 PM
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I think the Ratchet series is'nt making as much money as expected so its all digital until sales numbers look up

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Deleted User
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 12:52:31 PM
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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.

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King James
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 1:05:01 PM

what do u use as the address?

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Deleted User
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 2:03:31 PM

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

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Gregory Freeman
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 4:57:29 PM

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...

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Hexen
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 12:52:48 PM
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disappointing I wanted a full game, R&C as DLC just doesn't have any life in it.

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Troy Powers
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 1:25:59 PM
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I haven't played Quest for Booty. Is it much different from a normal retail release in terms of length, and quality?

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Murdi
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 1:51:28 PM

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 ;)

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Daedusian
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 3:39:17 PM

haha, totally agree Murdi!

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jigokunohoono
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 1:48:18 PM
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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???

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Jordahn
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 1:59:11 PM

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

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jigokunohoono
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 1:58:23 PM
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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

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 2:04:49 PM
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I am the original Dr. Nefarious

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 2:33:36 PM
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Nice, I still need to pick up quest for booty.

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

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 4:17:50 PM

What game u get for your bday?

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Random_Steve
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 2:37:47 PM
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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

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 2:57:07 PM

thanks =D

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Orvisman
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 2:59:33 PM
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I'm guessing that at some point Sony will put all the DLC onto one retail disc for those DLC-averse gamers.

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Qwarktast1c
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 3:00:16 PM
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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

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Dustinwp
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 3:22:43 PM
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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.

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caliblue15
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 3:35:58 PM
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Its not a PSN title, Ben..

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bearbobby
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 3:41:11 PM
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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.

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bearbobby
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 3:48:41 PM

Update!

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

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Deadman
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 6:17:46 PM

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.

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Ed_Wayne
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 3:52:35 PM
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OMG it scared me when you said PSN release. It is a full blu-ray release coming out this Autumn. Check any other site.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 4:18:29 PM
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Maybe its one thats on blu ray and psn?

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Gregory Freeman
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 5:01:54 PM

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

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ps92117
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 4:35:33 PM
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Thats nice, another possibility great game, I have yet to play the previous ones but I hear good things about it.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 4:59:14 PM
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@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

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Deadman
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 5:04:19 PM
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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.

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Fabi
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 5:17:02 PM
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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.

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NoSmokingBandit
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 5:42:43 PM
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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.

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godsman
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 5:43:37 PM
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quest for booty is back to 15 buckssssssssssssssss

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BlinkBoy
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 6:26:07 PM
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Yay full blu ray retail version, I knew that Joystic had messed up, again!

Thanks for clearing this up.

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tlpn99
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 6:38:13 PM
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Didn't play the other one so can't really say probably one I will give a miss too though.

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Qwarktast1c
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 10:47:52 PM
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YEAH!!!!

scratch everything i said before :)

now i'm happy!

this is qwarktastic news!!

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Qwarktast1c
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 12:50:53 AM

@ Ben

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

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Banky A
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 1:22:25 AM
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'Induadably' qwarktastical!

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

=D

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OriginalSin
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 3:23:23 AM
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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.

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kevinater321
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 8:32:14 PM
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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!

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Banky A
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 11:33:27 PM

Thumbs up +1

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meltdown
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 1:23:21 AM
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yay new R&C

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