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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart: Checking Out The Opening With Insomniac Games (4K)

by Alex Stadnik on May 12, 2021 at 09:00 AM

If you asked the lucky few who own a PlayStation 5 what one of their most anticipated games of the year is, I'd be willing to bet Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart ranks pretty high on their list. For good reason too. Developer Insomniac Games has been hard at work to utilize the next-gen features of the PS5 to deliver an experience filled with spectacle and the chaotic fun the series is known for. But after five years spent on developing titles such as Marvel's Spider-Man, where will the developer be kicking off the iconic duo's latest adventure?

We're happy you asked. In this special 4K look at Rift Apart, we're joined by Marcus Smith, creative director at Insomniac, to set the scene for where players can expect Rift Apart to begin. The game starts with our two titular heroes being honored for their courageous acts of saving the universe on multiple occasions. 

Clank also wants to make this is a special day and offers Ratchet a device that would allow him to hop dimensions and aid him in his quest to find his kin. But of course, Dr. Nefarious has to make the day about him, stealing the device and causing mayhem the world over. Ratchet and Clank give chase, pursuing the ne'er-do-well through the city in the first of many gorgeous setpieces Rift Apart has to offer.

That's just a taste of the fun players can expect from Insomniac's latest adventure, but if you're wanting to know more, we have you covered. We have a huge preview blowout for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart on our website and YouTube page, including a special 4K edition of New Gameplay Today, a chat with Insomniac's game director on the origins of Rivet, and Andrew Reiner's written impressions of his early look at the new PS5 exclusive. Thanks for watching!

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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

PlayStation 5, PC
Release Date:
June 11, 2021 (PlayStation 5), 
July 26, 2023 (PC)