Published on October 20th, 2007 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder4
Ratchet & Clank Future: ToD Breaks Street Date Legally!
Ah, the thrill of breaking street date on a game. Waiting for months after watching videos, admiring screenshots, and playing the demo, and you get to get it in your hands early…
If that’s the kind of thrill you’re looking for, you’re out of luck when it comes to Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction. They shipped the game out faster than expected, but they don’t mind that the street date is being broken.
Finally, a company gets it right! You might not believe me, but Greg Phillips, Line Producer at SCEA, gives up the goods on the PlayStation Blog:
As frequent Playstation.Blog readers will remember, about two weeks back we announced Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction had gone gold and would ship to stores Oct 30th. Well, due to some unexpected quickness at the factory, a vast majority of retailers have already received the game. With that, some retailers are choosing to release the game next week instead of waiting until the 30th, which we are all too happy to allow :).
This is no less than fantastic to me – I’m a firm believer of stores selling games as soon as they get in stores, but that would likely destroy NPD numbers, etc.
It hurts sometimes to know that they have a game in the back of the store, but have to lie about it due to release dates. Especially in the case of Halo 3, where some retailers had the game weeks in advance.
Oh, well. That’s how the cookie crumbles sometimes!