Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is the upcoming stand-alone title in the Ratchet & Clank universe. While its release date is a little while away, the folks over at Insomniac Games decided to treat players to a sneak peek at what’s to come. Releasing a deep dive into the game’s systems, weapons and worlds, this State of Play sure didn’t shy away from some intriguing details. Read below for everything showcased at the event.
What Was Shown?
Some of the information revealed during the deep dive players were already privy to. For example, we were shown some more gameplay focusing around the new addition to the Ratchet & Clank cast: Rivet. Much like Ratchet, Rivet must explore various worlds and galaxies with Clank at her side, taking down her version of Dr Nefarious. During Rivet’s gameplay segment, we got to see her riding around a huge open area, as well as tackle Rift Apart’s new Pocket Dimensions (more on those later). If you want to see the glorious visuals and gameplay for yourself, you can check out the trailer above. But for now, here’s a neatly compiled list of features announced during the deep dive:
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will focus on mobility, allowing players to chain moves together to cover long distances. The new mobility options featured were wall running and dashing
Both Ratchet and Rivet will be able to use their Rift Tether to warp through various Rift portals to teleport around the arena. This allows them to gain tactical advantages against their opponents
Using the PlayStation 5’s new adaptive triggers, you can alter the way you approach combat. Press the trigger slightly and you’ll shoot a single bullet. Press all the way and watch as you rain hellfire on your foes
Players will be able to explore several alternate dimensions which are altered versions of classic planets from the previous games
Explore Pocket Dimensions that are scattered across the worlds
Players can use a new weapon called the Shatterbomb
You can explore open areas, solve dimensional Clank puzzles, take part in Glitch and Arena challenges, and take to the skies in aerial combat
As is tradition, you’ll be able to collect Gold Bolts hidden around the worlds. You will also be able to find various pieces of armour to customise your Lombax
Insomniac Games also announced that there will be a slew of accessibility options so that everyone can enjoy their game
What Did You Think?
There was certainly a lot to unpack, but the gameplay shown is something that has to be seen to be believed. The visuals showcased were nothing short of stunning, and the gameplay was the classic hectic fair expected from the Ratchet & Clank franchise. But what did you think? Were you blown away by what was shown off? Let us know down in the comments below.