Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is finally arriving to the PlayStation 5 with a solid June 11 launch date, and its preorder bonuses have been revealed as well. The game will mark Insomniac Games’ second title on the new console and promises to deliver one of the hardware’s first true current-gen experiences. The much-awaited return of Ratchet & Clank will not be on the PlayStation 4 because of this.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart was announced last summer 2020 as one of the first PlayStation 5 games shown by Sony. It amazed a lot of gamers with not only how enjoyable it looked, but how much of a leap forward it might be for console gaming.
The graphics are remarkable, the gameplay allows for things yet to been in high-quality gaming, and much more. Insomniac Games began fans off with Spider-Man: Miles Morales as an appetizer, but Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart appears to be its first proper main course thanks to how it uses the console’s proprietary SSD and DualSense controller.
A new PlayStation Blog post divulges Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will officially launch on June 11, 2021, exclusively on the PS5. Insomniac Games notes that the title will be perfect for first-time users but also be very gratifying for veterans of the endeared action/adventure franchise. The developers also talked about various elements of the game including the cover art featuring the new, unnamed female Lombax, as well as hinting at the reality-bending plot. Insomniac Games teases:
“When the evil Dr. Nefarious uses a device that can access alternate dimensions to find a galaxy where he always wins, Ratchet and Clank are separated. As they try to reunite, they will meet a new Lombax resistance fighter, explore new and familiar locales (but with new dimensional twists!), and wield a whole new arsenal of out of this world weapons.”
Ultimately, the studio has additionally revealed Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart’s preorder editions and bonuses. Players who will avail of the preorders will receive access to the Carbonox armor set from Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, which has all kinds of fancy ray tracing-enabled features attached to it.
Preorders will also grant the Pixler weapon from the 2016 game. However, Insomniac Games notes that these are also “early unlocks,” so probably they will be available just by progressing through the game. Along with the $70 standard version, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart also comes in a Digital Deluxe Edition at $80 and will include things such as fiver armor sets, original soundtrack, digital artbook, and more.
Regardless, Sony is already stacking up its 2021 launch schedule with a plethora of PlayStation 5 games, but this is one of the largest exclusives for the new hardware with a hard launch date at the moment. Titles such as Horizon Forbidden West, God of War Ragnarok, and several others are also meant to launch this year, but little is known about those other first-party AAA games at this time.