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Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart release date, gameplay, and more details

Here's everything we know about Insomniac's incredible Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart.

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Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart is the sixteenth entry in Insomniac’s beloved third-person shooting platformer and was released to great critical acclaim. However, faced with not only another console exclusive but also continuing a long dynasty of Ratchet and Clank games, there was a lot of pressure resting on Insomniac’s shoulders.

Expectations were high before release as the portal-jumping mechanic utilized the PS5’s superior SSD to instantly load new worlds without so much as a loading screen. Now, it’s one of the best PS5 games, pushing the system to its limits.

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart release date

The Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart release date was Friday, June 11, 2021, exclusively on PS5. However, A Rift Apart has since been released on PC on Wednesday, July 26, 2023.

There was a lot of buzz at launch around how the game took advantage of the PS5’s SSD to load its dimension-bending environments. With its move to PC two years later, its amazing visuals were the talk of the town once more.

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart gameplay

If you’re looking for some exquisite Rachet and Clank: Rift Apart gameplay, you can’t go wrong with Sony’s State of Play demo.

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However, if you want to take a closer look at just how the game plays and exactly what a rift-jumping level looks like, you can check out the extended gameplay demo that PlayStation showcased in August 2020.

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This gives you a good idea of the weapons and rifts, and a snapshot into how the early levels pan out, so you don’t need to worry too much about spoilers if you’re joining in late.

Likewise, whether you’re into freezing, flaming, or creating mini black holes, there’s a DualSense-optimised weapon for you. You can check them all out here:

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Is Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart coming to PS4?

No, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart is not on PS4 and will not be coming to the system in the future either.

Rachet and Clank: Rift Apart was designed with the PS5 in mind, from the titular rifts requiring significant SSD power to any use of the DualSense adaptive triggers. As a result, it’s not available on the older hardware.

Rachet and Clank Rift Apart: New Lombax character Rivet squats, wielding a hammer in a sci-fi city.

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart new character

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart introduced a new Lombax – that’s the species of animal that Ratchet is. Her name is Rivet, and she’s a resistance fighter like Ratchet from another dimension. Ratchet and Rivet are both out to take on Dr Nefarious, though they each have their own gameplay sections and tools that change things up as you go through.