Video game fans of all ages worldwide are hotly anticipating various video games that are due to be launched in 2021. With this, here is a look at Insomniac Games’ Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart, one of the most eagerly awaited video games set to debut on various video game platforms next year.
Developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 5, Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart, an upcoming third-person shooter platform game, will serve as a canonical continuation to Ratchet And Clank: Into the Nexus as well as a standalone title.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will explore the story of Ratchet and Clank as they traverse across worlds in multiple realities to stop a villainous emperor from exploiting the catastrophic dimensional collapse caused by a malfunctioning device to instigate a plan of exterminating organic life in all universes.
Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart was revealed at Sony’s PlayStation 5 reveal stream on June 11, 2020. It is expected to be released in 2021.
Developer: Insomniac Games
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Director: Marcus Smith, Mike Daly
Series: Ratchet And Clank
Platforms: PlayStation 5
Release: 1st Quarter or 2nd Quarter of 2021
Genre: Platformer, Third-person shooter
The game shares many gameplay similarities with Ratchet And Clank (2016) and other entries in the series.
The main playable character is Ratchet. He is accompanied by his robotic friend and sidekick Clank, who is hung on his back. There will also be a playable female Lombax.
The player navigates Ratchet through diverse environments across a multitude of levels, defeating enemies with an array of varied weapons and gadgets and traversing obstacles to complete key mission objectives.
This will be the first game in the series to introduce the concept of real-time near-instantaneous travel between different areas, planets, and other worlds within gameplay scenes via a system of inter-dimensional portals.
In order for the player to utilize this feature, a new mechanic dubbed the Rift Tether is introduced in Ratchet’s arsenal that pulls him from one side of the portal to another, facilitating that travel functionality with great ease.
The game will take advantage of the PlayStation 5’s Dualsense controller, Tempest Engine, and dedicated ray-tracing hardware to support advanced haptic feedback, 3D spatial audio, and real-time ray tracing effects, enhancing the player immersion experience.
The game will feature the return of planets explored in previous entries alongside their alternate counterparts, as well as new ones.
With the increased processing power and inclusion of a custom solid-state drive storage in the PlayStation 5, the game will feature a greater variety of enemies, visual effects, and objects within gameplay scenes.
Furthermore, the evolutionary enhancements in the game design aim to significantly reduce loading times when jumping between worlds, allowing for a seamless gaming experience for the player.
In an interview with Famitsu, Insomniac Games confirmed that Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart would support an optional “performance mode” that will enable players to run the game at a reconstructed 4K resolution and 60 frames per second.
The game will also feature support for high dynamic range.
Thus far, here are few reactions of video game geeks to Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart: