Insomniac writer TJ Fixman, often credited as Todd Fixman, has announced via blog post that he will be leaving Insomniac after seven years. He worked on nine games in his time there, with seven of them being Ratchet & Clank (Future: Tools of Destruction, Future: Quest for Booty, Future: A Crack in Time, All 4 One, Full Frontal Assault and the newly announced Into the Nexus). He also had a hand in the scripts for Resistance 2 and Fuse.
Fixman says his decision to leave comes from Disney’s offer of a feature assignment and his ambition to become a screenwriter, but he pulled the trigger after finding out he had just sold another script to New Line Cinema. Of the opportunity in front of him, Fixman said:
To be offered the opportunity to craft a story, in any medium, is a privilege. There is no hierarchy of relevance when it comes to art. Other than the aforementioned scheduling gymnastics, 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. 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.
He also assured fans that he will still have ties to the gaming industry and Insomniac as he is helping the studio with Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus and is bringing the franchise to the big screen as a writer and producer for the Ratchet & Clank movie coming in 2015.
We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.
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