Dimensional Hijinx on a New Platform
Insomniac Games brings their Lombax and robot duo to the PlayStation 5 in the newest entry in the re-imagining of the Ratchet and Clank series. Subtitled Rift Apart, this new entry in the series will bring new weapons and new worlds as dimensional rifts threaten to tear the galaxy apart.
Rift Apart is the latest entry in this revival of a series that started back on the PlayStation 2 and recently got a re-imagining in 2016. In the gameplay footage shown during Sony's PS5 presentation, we get to see the duo using a wide variety of new weapons to fight foes in a futuristic city as well as manipulating rifts to travel around the environment. These rifts are are the results of the dimensions collapsing in on each other, and only Ratchet, Clank, and a mysterious new female Lombax, are the only ones who can save the galaxy. The PlayStation 3 games had delved into the ideas of time travel, but this one seems to be taking a different approach.
Marcus Smith from Insomniac Games also spoke about how excited the team is to bring their game to the newest console generation. He mentioned how they'll be using all of the PS5's technology to do things they've never been able to do before. This includes using ray-tracing technology to give Clank's metallic body an extra level of shine, utilizing the ultra-high-speed SSD to seamlessly transition between different dimensions, or using the dual-sensed controller's haptic feedback and adaptive triggers to make Ratchet's new arsenal more exciting than ever.
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart will be releasing on the PlayStation 5.