Insomniac ransomware attack reveals Ratchet & Clank could return in 2029

Insomniac ransomware attack reveals Ratchet & Clank could return in 2029
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Joseph Kime


19th Dec 2023 11:30

December 18, 2023, will go down in history as an Earth-shattering day for the video game industry. Even though gaming leaks feel like the norm at this point, what with all we knew about Grand Theft Auto 6 before its first trailer, that hasn't stopped a massive Insomniac Games leak from feeling truly huge.

Details about the future of the studio's plans, including new Spider-Man and X-Men titles, have been splashed across the internet. It's a tragic leak for Insomniac, with confirmation of the studio's next lineup of titles seemingly confirming a new Ratchet and Clank title for 2029.

Ratchet & Clank game could return in 2029

Concept art for a new Ratchet and Clank game from the insomniac leak
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A huge sum of mood boards and concept art have crash-landed on the internet. The key art has been shared on Reddit via an Imgur link, and it reveals a new look at a giant spaceship that players will be able to take control of in the new title.

Along with this, we can see Ratchet blasting a new foe with an interesting energy-beam weapon, as well as the implication that the game could be adopting a slightly darker atmosphere. We could be moving away from Dr Nefarious as a big bad and landing on a "Dark Matter Beast." Yikes.

The space travel of the game seems to be a big focus of the title, with the concept for "Take the Wheel" pointing towards the excitement of travelling through space with a whole crew, and its inclusion of the return of Rivet hasn't gone unnoticed either.

Ratchet & Clank 2029 will take you to a Lombax society

Ratchet shrugs as Clank looks on incredulous, in Ratchet & Clank.
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The Ratchet & Clank leaks have revealed that a big part of the game's story will revolve around our titular heroes stumbling upon a full Lombax society. Remember, Ratchet's race was thought to be entirely extinct before his meeting Rivet in Rift Apart.

While the story of Ratchet & Clank has been fairly simple over the years, it's still nice to see that we'll get to dive a little further into its titular character's heritage. The leak is monstrous, and it reveals much more about the game than certainly Insomniac would like - but it's out there now.

Joseph Kime
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Joseph Kime
Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.