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May 30, 2023 2 min read

Ratchet & Clank Debut on PC July 26th

Rivett Pulls Herself into a Dimensional Portal Showing A Steam Wallpaper In The Opened Portal

Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart will launch on PC for the first time on July 26th.

One of the first titles revealed to take full advantage of the PlayStation 5 was Insomniac Games' beloved Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. This PS5 exclusive was set to take full advantage of the system's SSD as its primary means of loading and unloading levels in real-time as players hopped between dimensional portals that could sometimes lead to other levels entirely loaded from scratch. The impressive loading times were touted as an example of what can only be done on PS5.

After rumors, a job listing leak, and now over two years since the release, the need for the SSD is going to finally be fully tested, as Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is coming to PC.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will support

  • Ultrawide Displays for 21:9, 32:9, and 48:9 (triple monitor support)
  • Ray-Traced Reflections, and PC-exclusive Exterior Shadow Ray-Tracing.
  • DLSS 3, AMD FSR 2, Intel XeSS, and Insomniac Games’ Temporal Injection
  • NVIDIA Reflex and image quality-enhancing NVIDIA DLAA
  • Unlocked Framerates

These features should all be familiar, as previous PlayStation PC ports have all matched these features, outside of the Temporal Injection Insomniac created, which are only featured in Spider-Man: Remastered and Spider-Man: Miles Morales so far.

What isn't listed on the Steam Store page yet was a system requirements segment. With controversial releases plaguing almost every PC port this year, expectations have been lowering. Thankfully the Steam page particularly mentions support for high-end PCs and portable PC gaming devices. While that isn't directly confirming the Steam Deck, it's safe to say this statement shows the range of PCs will be greater than previous ports this year. Nixxes' previous ports to PC were both of the Inomniac Spider-Man games, and ran without too many hitches on the Steam Deck.

Without any confirmed tests yet, we will have to see if devices with HDD's, SD cards, varying SSD, RAM and VRAM amounts and speeds will make a difference in this SSD-heavy game.

While the Steam page makes no mention of this, the Epic Game Store pre-order page mentions that players who pre-purchase the game will get early access to the Pixelizer Weapon and Carbonox Armor set. This early-game version of the fan-favorite Carbonox armor is purely cosmetic and its benefits aren't unlocked until players finds the Carbonox armor in-game.

What isn't mentioned anywhere is the fate of the originally Digital Deluxe edition exlcusive armor sets. Five cosmetic-only sets of armor were locked behind a $10 upgrade to the digital deluxe on PS5. It is unknown if the PC version will offer those armor sets, but knowing how PC gamers reacted to Spider-Man on PC, expect tons of character mods and more.

Check out the full page on Steam or Epic, and expect more updates as we approach Ratchet & Clank's premiere on PC on July 26th.

Cody Castona
Cody Castona
Cody's love for games started at a very young age thanks to Donkey Kong and Araknoid arcade cabinets in the home he grew up in. His first console was a PlayStation, and enjoys new and retro games.
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