Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart has a PlayStation 5 release date – and also a 23-minute short movie, animated by the makers of the full-length film and aired on Canadian network Crave.
Apparently, this dates back to 2019, and precedes the new PlayStation Productions branding that Sony is tagging all its cross-media efforts with. However, the plot does see Nefarious armed with his Portalizer, so the connections to the upcoming exclusive are easy to make – even if it’s allegedly not canon.
Get your OmniWrenches ready! The all-new animated special Ratchet & Clank: Life of Pie is now airing on Crave in Canada!In this brand new adventure, Ratchet & Clank need all of their skills to foil Dr Nefarious’s latest plot, involving his greatest invention yet–the Portalizer! pic.twitter.com/SU6j9hFihM— Mainframe Studios (@MainframeAnim) February 12, 2021
The special – named Ratchet & Clank: Life of Pie – features all of the original voices, but bizarrely has not been promoted by Insomniac Games or Sony.
The creators of the short, Mainframe Studios, have since acknowledged its existence, courtesy of the Twitter post above. Unfortunately, for now, Crave is the only network you’ll be able to watch this; we’ll reach out to the platform holder and see if it has plans for a wider release.