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Ratchet MP again in future?

Just not for this Future.

Insomniac has said once again that it will consider putting multiplayer back in Ratchet & Clank one day, even though you won't be seeing it in the new PS3 version.

"[W]e were kind of disappointed to find that less than 5 percent of players actually played [multiplayer online] who actually played the game for both Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal and Deadlocked," creative director Brian Allgeier told MTV News.

"And so, in looking at Ratchet & Clank: Future, we thought, well we could spend 30 percent of our resources on multiplayer, but that would take 30 percent away from the single-player experience."

However, Allgeier also told MTV the team would like to "go down that road again someday", echoing what Insomniac's Ryan Schneider told Eurogamer in September, that we might see Ratchet & Clank in a multiplayer capacity again "one day".

Elsewhere in the MTV chat, it's revealed that Ratchet & Clank Future will link up to PSP game Secret Agent Clank "in some secret, undisclosed way", although it's also said that the game won't link up to PS3's Home service or, fairly obviously, Resistance: Fall of Man.

For more on Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, check out our first impressions. Our review should be up soon too, and helpfully the PS3 demo is now up on the European Store as well as the US one.

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