Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart PC Port Confirmed, Out In July
Get ready for intergalactic and planetary action when Ratchet and Clank hop into the PC port dimension.
Sony has officially announced that Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart is coming to PC on July 26. Like other PC ports, Rift Apart will make use of PC hardware to create a game that is even more technically impressive than the PS5 version.
If you have the right hardware, you can expect increased frame rates, ultrawide support, new ray-traced shadows for exteriors, and some fancy lighting to make the experience shine. In case you missed it when it first came out--or you don't own a PS5--Rift Apart is a multiversal adventure that introduces a parallel universe version of Ratchet named Rivet.
A price and official PC requirements have not yet been revealed, but it is confirmed that Sony's Nixxes studio will be handling this PC port. The game will support DualSense controller features, but like other PlayStation PC ports, this will require the controller to be plugged into your PC.
First released as a PS5 exclusive in June 2021, the game received a positive reception for its colorful graphics, fun gameplay, and novel use of the DualSense controller to give each of its weird weapons a unique feel. It's still a proper Ratchet and Clank adventure at its very core, and the dimension-hopping adventure equips both characters with an arsenal of weapons that wouldn't be out of place in a Saturday morning Looney Tunes cartoon block. It's a game with plenty of charm and it looks terrific if you have the right hardware to show it off.
"Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is flashy and technically impressive without feeling self-important," Steve Watts wrote in GameSpot's Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart review. "It's just as silly, sweet, and earnest as the Ratchet & Clank series tends to be, while the new generation of hardware makes this entry look and play better than ever."
The 16th game in the Ratchet and Clank series, Rift Apart joins a number of other PlayStation games that have been ported to PC recently. Marvel's Spider-Man and its spin-off, Miles Morales, landed on PC not too long ago, and the PlayStation library on that platform has grown with the arrival of Horizon Zero Dawn, God of War, Returnal, and The Last of Us Part 1.
While most of the games have landed on PC in an excellent state and with extra content to enjoy, several games have launched with noticeable bugs. The Last of Us Part 1 is a prime example of a poor port, as on launch day, the game suffered from a wide number of issues and game-breaking bugs.