The new Ratchet & Clank game proved the point of the PlayStation 5 when it was revealed last year. During Sony’s PS5 reveal, developer Insomniac Games demonstrated Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, showing the galaxy-saving pair teleporting almost instantly from planet to planet, loading in absolute, graphically rich worlds in a fraction of a second.
For Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, though, it doesn’t seem that Insomniac is relying entirely on the technologically incredible interdimensional-travel-made-possible-by-the-PS5-SSD trick. Sure, Ratchet & Clank’s notorious arsenal of wild and crazy weapons is now entirely ray-traced (as are Ratchet’s eyes), and Insomniac is using the PS5’s DualSense controller to make it appear more lifelike than ever. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart’s storey would also be a treat from Insomniac.
Rift Apart will bring the long-running duo to the PlayStation 5 for the first time, and IGN’s Jonathon Dornbush saw a hands-off demo of over 30 minutes of gameplay from the PS5 exclusive. They broke down some of the new gameplay additions, like tweaks to combat and new weapons in Ratchet’s arsenal, and discuss how Rivet brings a new dimension to Ratchet and Clank’s story.
Players will find out for themselves when Insomniac’s new Ratchet & Clank adventure comes to PlayStation 5 on June 11.