One of the most eagerly-awaited titles of the year, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is finally here, and it is draw-droppingly gorgeous
Their latest release, 2016's Ratchet & Clank, was a total remake and reimagining of the original 2002 release, modernising the franchise for a new generation, and released to rave reviews.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is its direct sequel, and will continue the adventures of the wisecracking Lombax, Ratchet, and his sardonic robot sidekick clank, Clank
Developed by Insomniac Games, Rift Apart is the latest entry in the long-running Ratchet & Clank series, with the first launching all the way back in 2002, as an exclusive title for the PS2.
Latest - Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Is Finally Here
The long wait is finally over, the latest PS5 exclusive, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is here at last.
You can see in action for yourself, in the glorious launch trailer Sony released to celebrate the game's launch.
Is Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart coming to PS4?
While 2016's Ratchet & Clank found massive success on PS4, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart was designed from the ground up to be a PS5 exclusive, and will not be coming to PS4.
Rift Apart takes full advantage of the PS5's powerful SSD to render entire worlds in the blink of an eye, a feat of technical prowess not possible on the PS4's HDD.
As Rift Apart concerns itself with multiple dimensions, and gameplay features Ratchet & Clank literally jumping through portals into wholly new world mid-combat, the experience on PS4 would be vastly different, and inferior.
Could you imagine needing to sit through a load screen, mid-combat, perhaps multiple times in specific encounters? It just wouldn't work and wasn't a part of Insomniac's vision of the game.
While some other first-party titles announced for PS5 will also be releasing for the PS4, like Horizon: Forbidden West and the next God of War, Ratchet & Clank specifically takes advantage of the PS5 hardware in ways that the PS4 couldn't hope to replicate.
While this may be disappointing news to some, Sony does have to find ways to entice players over to their next-generation console, don't they?