The Ratchet & Clank series is one held near and dear to many gamers' hearts, which should come as little surprise given its consistent quality over its 17 years in existence. While there's been no entry in the series since Insomniac's Ratchet & Clank on PlayStation 4 in 2016, which was a remake of the first title in the franchise and one of the best games on PlayStation 4, there is a rumor that another Ratchet & Clank title may be in development.
Colin Moriarty, who was formerly an editor at IGN and a co-founder of the Kinda Funny gaming podcast, teased on Episode 59 of KnockBack that it's quite possible gamers haven't seen the last of the dynamic duo. While speaking about various PlayStation properties, Moriarty said of the series in question, "You haven't seen the last of Ratchet & Clank on PS4."
While it's worth being speculative here anyway, Moriarty previously led the PlayStation division at IGN. As such, Moriarty may have had connections at Sony, as well as its development studios, including that of the Ratchet & Clank series, whose PS4 reboot set a sales record. This would seemingly suggest that Moriarty's tease may bear some degree of accuracy.
In any case, no matter Moriarty's level of insight with Sony or any of its first-party affiliates, the possibility of a new Ratchet & Clank title should be treated as rumor. No information has come directly from Sony or Insomniac at this point, so until then, any teases like this should be taken with a grain of salt.
The idea that a new Ratchet & Clank game could be down the way is a very enticing one. As a series beloved for its polished platforming gameplay, imaginative and zany gadgets and weaponry, and endearingly witty dialogue, a comeback for the series would be an utmost welcome one and surely a crowd pleaser for PlayStation 4 owners awaiting more exclusives coming down the pipeline.
Of course, some may feel a bit disillusioned with the series at this point. After all, the poorly-received Ratchet & Clank animated film from 2016, which the game's remake coincided with, was fairly disappointing to many, as indicated by its Ratchet & Clank's bomb of a performance at the box office. Given that, the film and game series are still entirely different entities and should be treated as such, considering the stark contrast in quality between the two.
For our thoughts on the series' latest iteration, check out our Ratchet and Clank review.