Mon, Jul 22, 2013 | 10:22 BST
Ratchet & Clank writer departs Insomniac
TJ Fixman has announced his departure from Insomniac Games, although he will remain onboard Ratchet & Clank a little longer.
In a suitably late night blog post, the writer announced his departure from the developer, where he has served for seven years on nine games.
The veteran writer, who is occasionally credited as Todd Fixman, wrote seven Ratchet & Clank games – Future: Tools of Destruction, Future: Quest for Booty Future: A Crack in Time, All 4 One, Full Frontal Assault and the upcoming Into the Nexus, as well as a comic series. He also penned Resistance 2 and was credited on Fuse back when it was called Overstrike.
Although he expected to be part of the games industry for many years to come, Fixman said he was lured away when Disney offered him a feature assignment, and his workload at Insomniac began to clash with his ambition to become a screenwriter. When he sold another script shortly thereafter, he decided to make the leap to full time free agent.
“My moving on is about searching for a new challenge. I can look at my time at Insomniac and feel like I’ve done what I set out to do there,” he said.
“As for other mediums, I feel like I’m just getting started. I’m excited by movies and television. I want to get back into graphic novel writing. I want to develop different projects with new characters and stories and worlds I can explore. Right now I have the opportunity to try all of it, and when you’re handed a gift like that, you have to grab onto it with both hands.”
Fixman will remain associated with Insomniac for some time yet, as he’s a writer and producer on the Ratchet & Clank movie.
“My relationship with Insomniac will continue, as will my involvement with the video game industry. 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,” he said.
We wish Fixman all the best in his future endeavours.