All 4 One Could've Had A More Suggestive Title
Naming a game is probably a lot more complicated than we all think. Very likely, they go and examine all sorts of sales charts and data and what have you.
This is why they come up with a bunch of possibilities and toss 'em out, one after the other, until they've decided on a keeper. Insomniac has had to produce some interesting titles for their ongoing Ratchet & Clank series over the years, and the latest is the co-op-based All 4 One. But with four characters cavorting about together, what other titles were considered? Well, according to Joystiq, the developers had toyed around with-
- Multiple Organisms
- Bros b4 Foes
- Fiends with Benefits
But you know, the game really is geared towards a younger demographic and as series writer TJ Fixman told the audience at PAX 2010 this past weekend, "At the end of the day, I think we didn't want to scare off the parents who might be buying the game for their kid." Understandable. Still, you guys did produce an R&C installment with the sub-title, Size Matters. Just sayin'. The interesting part is that there was supposedly a spreadsheet with over a hundred possible titles for the game! How the hell did they think up that many in the first place...?
Anyway, stay tuned for our Q&A with Insomniac concerning Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One.
9/6/2010 10:19:33 AM Ben Dutka