Insomniac Games, the brains behind Ratchet & Clank, and Sunset Overdrive had a chat recently with Official PlayStation Magazine UK, and discussed what they love most about the PS4.
A shiny HD reboot of Ratchet & Clank is fittingly set to be the dev’s first PS4 title, so OPM UK asked Insomiac’s Ted Price what the company likes best about the console.
Power. That’s the big one for us. And having a very large playerbase. We hope people who made the transition to PS4 love Sony’s franchises!
Going by the gameplay footage for the new Ratchet & Clank, it’s clear Insomniac have been utilising the PS4’s graphical oomph.
This reboot looks fucking lovely – kind of like a cross between a Pixar movie, and how I think I remember the original PS2 games looked. Of course, those games looked nothing like this, but nostalgia is a powerful tool.
Community boss James Stevenssen also chimed in to praise the PlayStation’s power, citing a cool new weapon called the Pixeliser as an example.
It’s something we’ve wanted to do for a while, but we’ve never had the horsepower to do it until the PS4. It’s funny how much horsepower you need to make that weapon work—to make something relatively lo-res.
Ratchet & Clank is a PlayStation 4 exclusive set for release in April, and will coincide with the launch of the movie, which may very well end up being the first videogame movie that isn’t shit.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.