This is a great little clip dug by Reddit from an old GameSpot live show, in which Insomniac Games boss Ted Price and PlayStation veteran Mark Cerny promote the original Ratchet & Clank, prior to its release on PlayStation 2 in 2002. Obviously the series was brand new at the time of this airing, so Price spends a little time introducing the characters and discussing the influences behind the release, such as shooters and role-playing games.

Cerny also takes a moment to talk about the hardware, hyping up the performance that the developer has been able to extract from the PS2, compared to some of its contemporaries at the time. Given that the clip is now an alarming 20 years old, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is right around the corner, it’s a really fascinating little video that not only underlines how far we’ve come – but it’s also a testament to the longevity of the characters the studio created.

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