Double Fine's Devs Play revisits original PS2 Ratchet & Clank with Insomniac

As part of its ongoing Devs Play series, Double Fine and Tim Schafer welcome Insomniac's Ted Price to play the original PS2 Ratchet & Clank and discuss its creation.

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In addition to making adventure games, both new and classic, Double Fine has also been honoring gaming's past with its ongoing Devs Play series. It recently launched its second season and the season's second episode features a particularly fascinating topic: Ratchet & Clank.

This, of course, is not to be confused with the upcoming reboot of the same name. Double Fine's Tim Schafer is joined by Insomniac's Ted Price to play and talk about the original PlayStation 2 shooter (not platformer, as Price notes that label was issued by the press) Ratchet & Clank. Among the topics that Price discusses are the development of the game and the tough pitch meetings with Sony's higher-ups regarding the new-at-the-time character.

Catch the full episode of Devs Play below.

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