Ratchet & Clank writer leaving Insomniac

Seven-year studio veteran T.J. Fixman leaving the company to pursue screenwriting.

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Seven-year Insomniac Games writer T.J. Fixman has left the Ratchet & Clank studio to pursue a career in screenwriting, he announced through his blog recently.

Fixman explained that in the past year, he signed on to write for feature films like One Night on the Hudson and 2015's Ratchet & Clank movie and was recently offered feature assignments at Disney and New Line.

"Now I'm tallying up hours in the day and figuring out how I'd be able to get my pages done on time, and it became immediately clear it was time to make the leap," Fixman said.

Though Fixman has left Insomniac, he will remain producer on the Ratchet & Clank movie and said he has made sure the company has everything it needs for the PlayStation 3 game Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus.

"My relationship with Insomniac will continue, as will my involvement with the video game industry," Fixman said. "How it will all coalesce is something I'll work out along the way, but I could never abandon the industry that has given me so much."

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus will launch this holiday season only on the PS3.

Discussion

29 comments
ANUBISZER0
ANUBISZER0

I hope this doesn't mess up the Ratchet and Clank series.

jessie82
jessie82

NOOO! itll only get cheap and shitty

Geogyf
Geogyf

maybe he will go make the ratchet & clank movie

FlawlessGoBot
FlawlessGoBot

This story makes me sad. But good for him though.

ShadowsDemon
ShadowsDemon

Too bad. Oh well. Maybe we'll get an even better writer. :)

R083R70
R083R70

Insomniac released one game with EA and now have 2 games coming out for 2 different publishers so saying Insomniac sold out to EA is ridiculous.


A couple lack luster projects (or at least lesser quality) doesn't mean a developer has gone to shit lots of times it's how it is with insomniac, the developer tried out a couple new formulas that didn't pan out so they take that experience to try to do better on the next project.  

wgerardi
wgerardi

Hmmm, I'm friends with a few of the R&C devs here in Raleigh... wonder if I can take his job. :p

ShockDeWitt
ShockDeWitt

I have this strange feeling Insomniac is slowly turning into another Rare. Their later games weren't as good as they used to be, and Fuse was downright bad.

What happened to you Insomniac? Your ass used to be beautiful!

Iranazi
Iranazi

As long as he still works on every Ratchet and Clank game as a freelance writer or something I don't mind.

corrus
corrus

Maybe cos Insomniac had sold their souls to EA

D1N02982
D1N02982

That sucks I had blast playing ratchet and clank on the PS2.

Srenuka14
Srenuka14

Rachet & clank games are fantastic the story makes sense everything does. I used to play them so much i replayed them and i just loved them. Good luck man

Sampawende
Sampawende

Well screenwriting is an all another story....

Best luck to him if that's what he really whishes.

Zoza24
Zoza24

His service was amazing for Ratchet and Clank..

Good luck!.

snugglebear
snugglebear

But, I love Ratchet and Clank. I'm on my challenge mode replay of the first game right now! 

FlawlessGoBot
FlawlessGoBot

@Cl0ud Obvious troll is obvious. Go somewhere else and be mad that the company you choose to back had to change practically everything in their next gen plans because they couldn't get it right with the first try. 

daviz88
daviz88

or maybe he's leaving because insomniac decided to make an Xbox exclusive. HOW DOES THAT SOUND?

Slim_Lyrics
Slim_Lyrics

@corrus Or maybe it's because Insomniac decided to release one crappy game after another after R&C Future: a Crack in time. Don't blame EA for Insomniacs drop in quality.

kasumi45
kasumi45

@daviz88 One exclusive and fuse want exactly impressive.. multiplatform