It looks like a Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart PC port is just around the corner, bringing the PlayStation exclusive to PC. Supposedly in development by Nixxes, who previously ported Insomniac’s Spider-Man games to PC, there’s a lot of evidence for the dimension-hopping platformer’s move to Steam.
A recent job listing from Nixxes asks for a UI / UX engineer that has "Experience in using Coherent middleware.” Fans on a subreddit post have noted that the only games that tend to use middleware are PlayStation games from Insomniac. Naturally, that includes the previous Spider-Man games and Rift Apart.
While Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart isn’t officially named, it’s the only remaining PS5 game that uses this specific middleware. Considering the experience Nixxes has with porting Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Miles Morales to PC, it’s fair to assume that this is the case.
Should this report end up being true, this would be the first game in the Ratchet and Clank series to debut on PC. Due to the sheer amount of titles in this franchise, one has to wonder why Rift Apart would be the first one to get a PC port. Wouldn’t Ratchet and Clank 2016 would be a better first release?
Like most games in the series, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart was released to a number of positive reviews from fans and critics alike. As a modernised take on the classic Ratchet and Clank formula, this latest entry in the decades-long series was a treat for fans everywhere.
The PlayStation lineup on PC is pretty impressive thus far, with Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, the Spider-Man games, God of War, Sackboy’s Big Adventure, and Returnal readily available. With The Last of Us Part 1 coming later this month as well, adding Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart would be a comfy palate cleanser after all that depression.