Last night, Reddit users discovered a mysterious new Ratchet & Clank animation on the streaming service Crave. More than that, Life of Pie also starred the original voice cast for the Ratchet & Clank video games.
The animation was done by Mainframe, which created the animated movie, and the credits say the feature was produced in 2019. But PlayStation confirmed to IGN that Life of Pie is not related to the upcoming PS5 game and not canon.
“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.”
Mainframe Studios is the same production company that created Ratchet & Clank: The Movie, which was itself a tie-in to the PlayStation 4 Ratchet & Clank game (which is fantastic, according to IGN’s review).
The movie itself doesn’t quite reach the highs of the video game, but if you enjoyed it, there’s now another mini-feature available on Crave for your viewing pleasure.
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But if you’re excited about Ratchet & Clank’s PS5 outing, then unfortunately the Life of Pie will not have any secret easter eggs for you. However, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is coming soon on June 11, 2021. And no, we still don’t know the name of the mysterious new Lombax.
Matt T.M. Kim is a News Editor at IGN.