Rift Apart

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart Will Launch in June

A new 30-second spot for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart has made its way online and it includes a release date. While the game was set to launch within the PlayStation 5’s first few months, the game has made its way to a new release date. It makes sense that during the global pandemic that not all development would go as planned.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart was announced as part of the Future of Gaming Showcase this past June. At the time, many of the titles featured were cross-generation titles and as great as Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Bugsnax were, they weren’t exclusively made for Sony’s new console. Rift Apart uses the power of the PlayStation 5 differently than those other titles and the gameplay demo we saw showcased how Insomniac Games utilized those specs to great success.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is a brand-new full-length adventure. 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.

Now, I do have a theory about the game. As the game deals with multiple dimensions, we’re playing as both the Ratchet we all have come to know over the years and also as the female version of Ratchet from another dimension. I guess we’ll find out when the game launches.

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As a pre-order bonus, for anyone ordering the Standard Edition or the Digital Deluxe Edition, you can use the Carbonax armour from Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando with updated materials, lighting and ray-tracing. Players will also early-unlock of the Pixelizer weapon, the retro-blaster from Ratchet & Clank.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will launch on June 11, 2021, exclusively on PlayStation 5. Read more about the game on the PlayStation Blog.