Ratchet And Clank Demo: Will the Rift Apart gameplay demo be playable for fans at home? Is it on PS4 or PS5?

We know there is a playable demo for Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart, but will players at home be able to join in with the fun?

by Rob Leane
Ratchet and clank rift apart demo playable for fans at home

During the Gamescom Opening Night Live stream, Sony and Geoff Keighley are showing gamers a huge gameplay demo for Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart – but will fans at home be able to play this PS5 exclusive game’s demo?

This is a similar feeling that you might have felt during the gameplay reveal of Halo Infinite for Xbox Series X: it’s all well and good watching a demo, but pretty much everyone would rather play it for themselves.

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Keep reading to learn everything we currently know about the Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart demo, and whether fans will be able to play it for themselves…

Will the Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart demo come to PS4?

As of right now, Sony has NOT announced any plans to make the Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart demo playable on PS4. And you could argue that it would be counterintuitive for Sony to do that.

After all, Rift Apart seems to be heading exclusively to PS5, and it will show off the SSD technology in the console. This cool tech will allow Ratchet and Clank to jump between worlds in an instant, which simply wouldn’t be possible on the PS4’s limited-by-comparison hardware.

And so, you could argue that a Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart demo that runs on PS4 could not actually do justice to the full game on PS5.

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Will the Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart demo be playable on PS5?

Sony has NOT confirmed if there will be a Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart demo on PS5, so perhaps we shouldn’t hold our breath for one.


Again, you could argue that putting out a free demo for Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart wouldn’t be in Sony’s best interest. Surely the company would rather get players to buy the game before they try it?


Unless a Rift Apart demo is announced, we’ll just have to make do with Astro’s Playroom, a sequel to Astro Bot, which Sony is bundling in for free with every PS5 console bought. It’s a cute little game which will explain all the new features that the PS5 has, such as the DualSense controller’s haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.

It may not have the mass appeal of a Rift Apart demo, but Astro’s Playroom is a pretty cool thing for day-one adopters of the PS5 to enjoy!

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Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart gameplay demo video

If we can’t play it for ourselves, at least we can still watch the Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart gameplay video! Check it out, if you haven’t already…

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Rob Leane