Multiplayer to return in Ratchet and Clank?
- Posted October 26th, 2007 at 11:12 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 16 Comments
Insomniac has stated that the company may consider including multiplayer functionality in the next Ratchet and Clank title, even though the decision was made not to feature it in the latest instalment on PlayStation 3.
Speaking to MTV News, Insomniac’s Brain Allgeier expressed his disappointment in the number of multiplayer games logged in Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal and Deadlocked, stating, "[W]e were kind of disappointed to find that less than 5 percent of players actually played [multiplayer online] who actually played the game for both Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal and Deadlocked.”
"And so, in looking at Ratchet & Clank: Future, we thought, well we could spend 30 percent of our resources on multiplayer, but that would take 30 percent away from the single-player experience."
Despite this, Alleiger hinted that the company would like to "go down that road again someday", harmonizing with earlier comments made by the firm, when it told Eurogamer that multiplayer would return “one day.”
He also revealed that the game would link up with the PSP title Secret Agent Clank "in some secret, undisclosed way", though did not go into specific detail.
Head over to our Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction review to see what we think of the latest adventure in the series.
- 6:54am EDT - October 26th, 2007
well at least well no itll come some day
- 7:11am EDT - October 26th, 2007
R&C in my opinon dose suit multiplayer but not nessersary. There's a insentive for every game to have mulitplayer and i'm not sure why?
- 7:48am EDT - October 26th, 2007
How can multiplayer in R&C work? Will it be like kill each other?
- 8:17am EDT - October 26th, 2007
Why don't they just release a multiplayer mode for download on the store?, instead of making another brilliant game.
- 8:31am EDT - October 26th, 2007
psn id: gingo.... well now with the psn it should be much easier to get people playing multiplayer because lets be honest the ps2s online capabilities were almost non existant
- 10:27am EDT - October 26th, 2007
Multi player isn't made for games like R&C.Its hard to get a good Multi player experience out of a platformer.
- 10:48am EDT - October 26th, 2007
Its a shame really that multiplayer missed this new excellent Ratchet game. I'm one who also didn't go online with the previous Ratchets on PS2 but if Insomniac did further research, they would find that many Ratchet gamers didn't go online with their copies not because of the game itself but because of the Playstation network sucked at the time. Many Ratchet owners would still have had the bogger PS2 and needed to buy the network adaptor which very few people did. The chances are that the 5% Insomniac talks about would have owed a PS2 slim.
Insomniac should have done a survey to see if the reasons where due to the poor PS2 network.
- 11:29am EDT - October 26th, 2007
well the reeson was cuz both of those games were on the ps2 and didnt you need an add-on for online 4 ps2? not so for the ps3 version so next time get online :)
- 12:16pm EDT - October 26th, 2007
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- 1:30pm EDT - October 26th, 2007
@PS3 - the ultimate machine
You are right, but there are missions you can undertake in multiplayer, that would even include online.
- 2:15pm EDT - October 26th, 2007
uh... maybe some kind of Co-op?...... i love co-op online..... its an amazing way to play a game.... glad HAZE has it extensively..... though, i guess who would wanna be the charracter on ratches back doing nothing....lol......CLANK!...
- 5:08pm EDT - October 26th, 2007
i think by spending all insomniacs time on the single player, really pated off. I would hope that the next one has multiplayer, but for now no multiplayer isnt that bad.
- 7:24pm EDT - October 26th, 2007
Tell me you people don't want the same guys who brought us an awesome online experience with R:FOM, to do it with R & C also.Maybe not all kill,kill,carnage but at least co-op with captain qwark
- 9:33pm EDT - October 26th, 2007
A co-op mode for the story mode would be cool.
- 12:15pm EDT - October 28th, 2007
I just think the only reason for the lack of online multiplayer with PS2 titles, was simply because the PS2 internet options wasn't very popular! I played offline with 3 friends and it was dang fun!! I also did play online and it was even funnier!! Untill people logged off.....
- 2:46am EST - March 3rd, 2011
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