Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart - Everything you need to know!

Games 22.06.2021

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart - Everything you need to know! Already got a PS5? Lucky! The newest Sony hardware is still in short supply out there, so owning one is not a given. What is a given, however, is that PS5 owners would prefer to play native PS5 games, rather than enhanced PS4 ports. Next big game that delivers just that is Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. Let’s take a look at the next-gen platformer!

Release and platform

First things first. Ratchet & Clank: Rift apart comes out on June 11, exclusively on PS5. It’s one of the few (for now at least) fully exclusive games on the PS5.

What even is Ratchet & Clank?

Alright, let’s start from the beginning. Ratchet & Clank is one of the most prominent PlayStation exclusive franchises in gaming. The Lombax (that would be Ratchet) and his robot friend (aka Clank) have been jumping and fighting their way through various adventures on PS2, PS3 and PS Vita together. The first game came out almost 20 years ago and offered a fun mix of platforming and gun-based combat.

As opposed to other platforming franchises, such as Jack and Daxter or Super Mario, Ratchet uses a variety of (pretty insane) weapons to defeat his enemies. Everything is kid friendly, of course. One weapon shoots a disco ball that forces enemies to start dancing, for example. The other thing the franchise is known for is its humour, which usually makes both kids and adults laugh. There’s even a full Ratchet & Clank movie.

Rifting apart on PS5

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart was one of the first PS5 games to be shown off to the public. It is exclusive to the newest hardware, so the developers can take full advantage of it. At first glance you will notice the gorgeous graphics that make Rift Apart look more like a Pixar movie than a video game.

The second “big thing” is the new SSD technology in the PS5, that makes loading times almost non-existent. If you’ve played Astro’s Playroom you know what we’re talking about. You jump into a level and you can almost instantly start playing. In Rift Apart you can - as the title suggests - create dimensional rifts and jump through them… while you’re playing the game! This should make the gameplay even more dynamic, chaotic and surprising. Add-in the new controller capabilities of the adaptive triggers and the haptic feedback and you’ve got yourself the first true next-gen platform experience.

New face joins the party!

We won’t say too much about the story, but there’s a new Lombax joining the party called Rivet. She's already a favourite amongst fans after showing off her fun and outgoing personality in the gameplay videos and trailers so far. We’re not surprised!