Ratchet & Clank fans who are up to date with the fandom will want to take note about this latest update, as the new animated feature called Ratchet & Clank: Life of Pie that has appeared on the Canadian streaming service Crave has been confirmed to be unrelated to Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart.
Here’s a short clip from the new animated feature:
According to a report by IGN, a spokesperson for PlayStation clarified that Life of Pie was completely separate from the upcoming sequel coming to PS5 later this year.
“Ratchet & Clank: Life of Pie is a standalone, licensed animated special created and distributed by Mainframe Studios,” says a PlayStation spokesperson. “The show is not related to the upcoming Ratchet & Clank game for PlayStation 5 and is not official canon to the franchise’s video game narrative.”\
For those who remember Mainframe Studios, they also animated Ratchet & Clank: The Movie — which was actually a tie-in to Ratchet & Clank 4. That doesn’t seem to be the case now with the new animated feature — which Mainframe created in 2019 and is just debuting now on Crave. The timing just happens to be coincidental with the impending release of Rift Apart — which is a PS5 exclusive and once again coming from Insomniac Games.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart’s release date was actually revealed a couple of days ago along with a new pre-order trailer here.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will hit the PS5 on June 11.