I have trouble buying CNN's headline pondering about the future -- and the potential end -- of the Ratchet & Clank series, but it's an interesting question. CNN spoke with Insomniac Games about Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time and the possibility was raised that enough questions could be answered about Ratchet and Clank that the series could be permanently put to bed.
"Never say never, but people need that closure," said the game's creative director, Brian Allgeier. "We hope to be wrapping things up with a bow. […] All I'll say is we have a couple of surprises at the end of the game."
Gamers seem hungry for a new Ratchet & Clank game every few years (and previously, every year!), but at one point, isn't it simply time to move on? Or are the Ratchet & Clank games a kind of comfort food for gamers, a game that doesn't really change from iteration to iteration but the base gameplay remains so satisfying that it's really not a big deal?