Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is the next big title from Insomniac Games. I’ve been a fan of the studio for ages, playing an absolute castle-load of Spyro the Dragon as a kid. Yes, Insomniac was originally the studio behind the Spyro series before Activision snapped it up. This is the Insomniac equivalent of what happened with the Crash Bandicoot series (developed by Naughty Dog for Sony, but later acquired by Activision).

I also really loved Resistance 3. I know it was panned by a lot of journalists, but for me, it was the best game in the series by a mile (I did play all three mainline entries, and even the awful Vita game Resistance: Burning Skies, which I should point out was not developed by Insomniac).

Oh, and let’s not forget the fantastic Marvel’s Spider-Man games, which were also developed by Insomniac.

But somehow, I’ve completely missed the entire Ratchet & Clank series. I really don’t know how I managed to go all of these years without playing a single Ratchet & Clank game, yet here I am, a R&C virgin still.

I’d like to change that. I really would. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is coming out in just a few days, and I’d love to check it out. However, this is a PS5 exclusive — it doesn’t look like this will be coming to PS4 at all. I get it. I really do. This is a game that’s offering 60FPS and ray-tracing right out of the gate (if you update your game at launch). It’s going to run smooth as butter, and it’s going to look incredible (and it will “only” take up about 33GB of your PS5 hard drive — hey, I play Red Dead Online, so 33GB is quite small in comparison). The PS4 just wouldn’t be able to keep up with all of this.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

At the same time, Sony still hasn’t figured out how to crank out enough PlayStation 5 consoles to meet demand. Sure, I’ve been slacking a bit in my PS5 acquisition project, but there was a period where I was putting in a ton of effort and coming up empty. Even back then, I really did think I would have one by now.

So no, I don’t think my Ratchet & Clank void will be filled quite yet. Not unless I somehow manage to break through this PS5-shortage barrier. Even more tragic, I’ll be missing out on the upgraded version of Final Fantasy VII Remake, along with its Yuffie DLC (which I very much do want to play).

Until then, though, I’ve got plenty of great games to enjoy on my PS4. While my fellow Half-Glass Gaming founder Julian taps away on his magically acquired PS5, a PS4 PlayStation pauper I remain.

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