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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Headed to PC on July 26

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Headed to PC on July 26 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 30 May 2023 / 2,315 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment, Insomniac Games, and Nixxes Software have announced Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will launch for PC via Steam and Epic Games Store on July 26.

"The Ratchet & Clank franchise recently celebrated its 20th anniversary," said Nixxes Software Online Community Specialist Julian Huijbregts. "We are thrilled and honored to bring this iconic franchise to a new audience. If you haven’t played a game from this series before, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is an excellent one to start with. The game is a visual spectacle that is perfectly suitable for newcomers thanks to a standalone storyline and the introduction of two brand new characters: Rivet & Kit."

View the PC features trailer below:

Read details on the game via PlayStation Blog below:

The PC version of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart features ray-traced reflections with a variety of quality levels to choose from and newly added ray-traced shadows for natural light in outdoor areas. This enables realistic shadows with natural gradients in softness.

We know many PC gamers enjoy playing on ultra-wide monitors. For those, we added support for 21:9, 32:9 and up to 48:9 resolutions for triple monitor setups. Both gameplay and cutscenes are optimized for ultra-wide screens. This is possible thanks to our engineers, artists and QA team who have analyzed the game and adjusted all cinematics to ensure compatibility with panoramic aspect ratios.

The game supports unlocked framerates and includes the latest performance enhancing upscaling technologies. You’ll be able to choose from NVIDIA DLSS 3, AMD FSR 2, Intel XeSS and Insomniac Games’ Temporal Injection. NVIDIA Reflex and image quality enhancing NVIDIA DLAA are also supported.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart on PC offers full mouse and keyboard support with customizable controls. Controllers are also fully supported, and when using a DualSense controller on a wired connection, you can feel in-game actions coming to life in your hands with haptic feedback and dynamic trigger effects. 

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will be available on Steam and in the Epic Games Store, head over there now to Wishlist or pre-purchase the game. If you pre-purchase ahead of launch, you’ll get access to the following in-game items early in your playthrough:

  • Pixelizer Weapon
  • Carbonox Armor set

The PC version includes the five armors of the Digital Deluxe Edition and the 20th Anniversary Armor Pack, with another five armors inspired by previous games in the series.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart first released for the PlayStation 5 in June 2021.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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method114 (on 30 May 2023)

Game looked incredible on PS5.

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Qwark (on 30 May 2023)

They should have announced this during the PlayStation showcase

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gtotheunit91 Qwark (on 30 May 2023)

I would've preferred this announcement over say....the Gran Turismo movie trailer lol

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Qwark gtotheunit91 (on 30 May 2023)

Or a generic CGI trailer of a game not releasing anytime soon

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Shinobi-san Qwark (on 31 May 2023)

Sony's decision making is truly baffling.

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TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 30 May 2023)

Great to see it on PC, they should port the older games as well. I'm mainly waiting for demon's souls remake

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It's gonna happen. Nvidia leak still has yet to fail us.

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axumblade (on 30 May 2023)

That took a while. Definitely one of my favorite games of this gen. Can’t wait to play it on my Steam Deck.

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DonFerrari (on 30 May 2023)

Great game, enjoy it PC folks.

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Eric2048 (on 30 May 2023)

Wow we finally have a Ratchet and Clank game for PC. Awesome. I'm kind of surprised they chose to port this one first over the 2016 game.

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axumblade Eric2048 (on 30 May 2023)

I think you can play the 2016 game on psn premium through PC.

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archbrix (on 30 May 2023)

Still the most technically impressive title on the PS5 so far.

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KLAMarine (on 30 May 2023)

Very nice looking game!

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Machiavellian (on 30 May 2023)

I have not finished the game on my PS5 yet. Not really sure why because it is a nice well made game. It just reminds me I need to go back and finish the game.

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gtotheunit91 (on 30 May 2023)

Day one buy for me! It harkens back to the PS2 era in the best way possible.

Nvidia leak continues to be the real winner!

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SecondWar (on 31 May 2023)

I do wonder how this will fair from the technical side. Recent PS releases on PC have had a pretty rough launch.

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Machina (on 30 May 2023)

Added straight to my Steam wishlist. Really hope a Demon's Souls port is in the works.

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Chazore (on 31 May 2023)

Since it's Nixxes doing the port, I've more faith that they can do the port justice. Question is, will Sony give them time to make the port good.

There's definitely going to be Rivet mods once this lands, that's for sure.

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SecondWar Chazore (on 31 May 2023)

It releases in 2 month so depends how much time they had pre-announcement.

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Chazore SecondWar (on 31 May 2023)

Nixxes were said to have been working on a game before the port for Days Gone, so that would explain their time being spent on this.

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Azzanation (on 30 May 2023)

But how do you run it with an inferior SSD???

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Trentonater Azzanation (on 30 May 2023)

With stutters if returnal is any indication.

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Azzanation Trentonater (on 30 May 2023)

So it can work on slower SSDs? Didnt they say this can only be done on PS5?

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Trentonater Azzanation (on 31 May 2023)

If stutters happen because you are running on hardware it wasn't optimised for and it was optimised to not have stutters then what they did can't only be done on they spec they used.

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Azzanation Trentonater (on 31 May 2023)

What makes you believe this game will have Stutters?

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ArchangelMadzz Azzanation (on 31 May 2023)

He literally just said with the returnal jab, Playstation PC Ports have been pretty low quality on release

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Azzanation ArchangelMadzz (on 31 May 2023)

So based on an assumption?

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ArchangelMadzz Azzanation (on 01 June 2023)

If the game isn't out yet, and there's a clear history there it's the obvious assumption? I don't really know what your point is man.

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Azzanation ArchangelMadzz (on 01 June 2023)

Because one game has stutters that will most likely be patched isnt enough history to prove this game will have stutters.

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ArchangelMadzz Azzanation (on 04 June 2023)

No ones claiming to prove anything, the games not out.

It's not just one game, Horizon Zero dawn had big issues and Days Gone which is fine now, had a big list of fixes needed.

He mentioned Returnal issues, and we all know TLOU famously is having issues.

I don't know why you're making such a big deal out of a very basic statement given the history. You asked what make him believe it will likely have stutters, and now you know.

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Azzanation ArchangelMadzz (on 04 June 2023)

You are going off topic here. The question is, how does this game work on slower SSDs since it was claimed only possible using the PS5 SSD.

All these games you brought up have very different issues and were never claimed to only be possible on PS5.

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ArchangelMadzz Azzanation (on 05 June 2023)

Okay then Returnal is a good example then?

Returnal claimed to take big advantage of playstation storage and IO as it's instant loading times were a part of the game, so when it was ported to PC and had BS 32gb recommended RAM requirements it wasn't a surprise that there were stutters and issues trying to match performance without using Directstorage.

I don't see the problem with the assumption that there could be stutters in rift apart based on this example?

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Azzanation ArchangelMadzz (on 05 June 2023)

Okay, but we were told this game couldn't be done without the PS5 SSD. So now it can be done on much slower SSDs..

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ArchangelMadzz Azzanation (on 06 June 2023)

Wait so now you think it will run fine or you think it will run with stutters like the previous "PS5 SSD" title?

Cause now I'm confused.

In terms of what is or isn't possible I don't know about the games pipeline or care about marketing promises and lines.

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Azzanation ArchangelMadzz (on 07 June 2023)

My entire point was the marketing promises.
It was said it couldnt be done without the PS5 SSD to now its probably running on bare minimal SSD speeds.

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ArchangelMadzz Azzanation (on 09 June 2023)

You spent 80% of this thread defending the game from claims it will probably be stuttery like returnal as it had similar statements, and playstation PC ports have been ass. If you're trying to win points based on marketing claims then just be upfront about it.

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Azzanation ArchangelMadzz (on 09 June 2023)

What other PS ports are bad? Returnal and TLOU1 were half assed with separate issues. Nixxus are the ones behind this one. To claim it will have stutters is a major assumption.

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ArchangelMadzz Azzanation (on 11 June 2023)

So we've got 2 there, horizon zero dawn was also bad.

As far as I know the only good ones were God of War and Days Gone. So they're on a losing record here.

It's unreal how far the statement "with stutters if returnal is any indication" which is a totally fair criticism has gone so far.

Your faith in playstation is commendable though, I'll air on the side of caution as a big ratchet and clank fan.

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Azzanation ArchangelMadzz (on 11 June 2023)

The main think is all games are playable except TLOU1.

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ArchangelMadzz Azzanation (on 12 June 2023)

Stutters doesn't mean unplayable, Returnal wasn't unplayable.

No one is claiming Rift apart will be unplayable

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 30 May 2023)

Ain't that a massive news

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