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Two developers say they ‘didn’t crunch once’ on Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart

Two developers from Insomniac reveal they didn’t crunch at all during the making of of PS5 showcase Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart.

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Ratchet and Crunch? Well, actually…

PlayStation’s latest PS5 exclusive, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, looks to be a wondrously fun time that truly utilises the capabilities of the PS5 hardware. And with near-unanimously positive reviews from critics, we can’t wait to get out hands on it.

However, as crunch becomes a worryingly common practice within the games industry, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart brought a little extra sunshine yesterday: it didn’t require any crunch. (At least, according to two developers who worked on the game.)

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Upon the embargo lift for reviews, an Insomniac game designer, Grant Parker, took to Twitter to celebrate the game, and the company’s work ethic:

#RatchetPS5 is at 89 avg score & I can’t speak for anyone on the team but myself, but I didn’t crunch once. 40h weeks the whole time.”

This tweet was then followed up by animator Lindsay Thompson who stated:

“I didn’t crunch once, entire production. A couple late nights here and there finishing something up, but COMPLETELY CRUNCH FREE. It is possible. Team wellness lets the creativity flow free.”

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart looks incredible graphically, and despite solid reviews for Returnal, may be titled the new reason to own a PS5. In a world of Cyberpunk 2077, Dying Light 2, and The Last of Us Part 2 all being criticised for their work practices it is nice to see a major studio not only takes its time but treat its staff well – and still manages to look this jaw-dropping.

We’ll be ripping up the multi-dimensions when Rift Apart launches on June 11 with a smile on our face, knowing that no one apparently suffered for its creation.


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