Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart PC port crosses universes this July


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Another PS5 exclusive is platform hopping onto PC. A new Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart PC port brings Insomniac Games’ universe-jumping adventure to a brand-new audience of gamers.

Revealed in a new trailer for the PC port, the new conversion marks the first time the Ratchet and Clank series has officially released on PC hardware.

The new Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart PC port will feature a number of improvements over its PS5 original. For example, players will be able to push certain graphical features above that of the console version.

First and foremost, Rift Apart PC will allow players to increase the quality of its ray-tracing features. If it’s anywhere near as good as Insomniac’s Spider-Man PC port, we should be able to see massively improved ray-traced reflections and more in the new version.

Furthermore, the new conversion will take arvanyage of numerous image reconstruction techniques available on PC GPUs. This includes the fantastic Nvidia DLSS reconstruction platform as well as Intel XeSS, AMD FSR 2 and more.

The new Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart PC port will also support 21:9, 32:9, and 48:9 (triple monitor support) resolutions as well as completely customised controls. Of course, a fully unlocked framerate will also be available.

PlayStation has recently been criticised for poor quality PC ports coming from Horizon: Zero Dawn and especially The Last of Us Part 1. However, the new Ratchet and Clank conversion is being handled by the brilliant porting studio over at Nixxies.

The team at Nixxies also handled the ports of Insomniac’s Spider-Man Remastered and Spider-Man: Miles Morales. While the two ports do have some minor inconsistencies, they are generally brilliant conversions that allow players to go far above the quality of the console versions.

PlayStation is planning on bringing a lot more games to PC, but typically after their console release. For example, it seems unlikely that Insomniac’s awesome-looking Spider-Man 2 will launch day-and-date on PC and PS5, but hopefully it won’t take long for the PC version to release.

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart PC releases on July 29th on Steam and Epic Games Store.

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