Insomniac Games announced today that its “re-imagining” of the original Ratchet and Clank game for the Playstation 4 will not be available until early 2016.

Partly to coincide with the release of the all-star filled Ratchet and Clank film, and partly to provide the development team with more time, the delay (according to chief brand officer Ryan Schneider)  will allow Insomniac to achieve its full vision for the title.

In a post on the Playstation Blog, Schneider expands on the decision, stating, “Insomniac Games is also hard at work at Ratchet & Clank for the PS4, a re-imagination of the original game that started it all 13 years ago…The game, out Spring 2016, re-tells the origin story that ties in closely and expands upon the movie’s narrative.”

Schneider also promises new levels, weapons, and completely redone visuals per the power of the PS4.

The CBO concludes, “While you might have to wait a bit longer than expected, rest assured we’re using the time wisely to further polish the game to a spit-shine level, with dazzling shader response, awe-inspiring effects, velvety smooth animations, and spectacular new gameplay segments.”

In other words, it appears that this re-release will not be a simple remastering, but something much, much bigger.

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