Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Will Be Exclusive to PS5, According to Insomniac Games
Compared to other Sony cross-gen first-party games, Insomniac Games has clarified that yes, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is only coming to PS5.
As one of the first titles showcased from Sony’s next-gen lineup, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart has been one of the earliest titles to showcase the enhanced hardware features of the PS5. From its seamless transitions between different settings and implementation of ray tracing, Rift Apart seems like one of the best displays next of what is possible with the upcoming next-gen hardware, and as clarified by Insomniac, it will be a wholly-exclusive PS5 title.
Developer Insomniac Games, in response to a fan question on Twitter, clarified that Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will be an exclusive release for the PS5, which eliminates any doubt of whether the game may be a cross-gen PS4 release. Though the developer didn’t provide any specifics, it seems most likely that the design and technical features of Rift Apart are meant to take advantage of the enhanced hardware of the PS5, most notably its SSD and reduced loading times for its rift effects and transitions.
It’s a PS5 exclusive
— Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) November 2, 2020
While this confirmation may seem like a foregone conclusion, it is notable in the sense that it confirms Rift Apart as one of the first titles built specifically with Sony’s next-gen hardware in mind. After its initial reveal event in June, Sony revealed later this year that several of its other upcoming first-party titles like Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, and Horizon Forbidden West would be cross-gen releases also coming to the PS4, which clears the air a bit for Rift Apart‘s PS5 exclusivity.
Insomniac Games confirmed earlier this year that Rift Apart would be releasing as a “launch window” title for the PS5, though the developer has yet to share a specific release date or window for it since then. At the moment, the PS5 launch will already feature several first-party titles like Demon’s Souls and Miles Morales to keep new console buyers busy, so it’s likely that we might see Rift Apart come sometime in early 2021.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is currently in development for PS5 and expected sometime within the system’s launch window.