Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is making its way to PC on July 26, 2023, which will mean the end of its PS5 exclusivity. This becomes the next PC port from Sony since The Last of Us Part 1’s launch on PC in March earlier this year.
The official announcement from Sony came promptly after dataminer billbil_kun’s leak. Nixxes Software officially announced in the Playstation blog that it’s developing the title in collaboration with Insomniac Games, the original makers of the game.
The PC port of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is packing a lot of exclusive graphical features
The PC port of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is bringing a bunch of exclusive features unavailable in the PS5 version. These include ultrawide resolution support for 21:9, 32:9, and 48:9 aspect ratios, unlocked framerate, ray-traced shadows for exteriors, NVIDIA DLSS 3, AMD FSR 2, Intel XeSS support, and also DualSense support.
At the time of writing, both Steam and Epic Games have the game page up on the respective storefronts, although the former is only letting you wishlist the game. This should be fixed in a short while.
The pre-order bonus consists of two in-game items which are relevant early in a playthrough: the Pixelizer Weapon and Carbonox Armor set.
There will be a lot of eyes on Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart’s PC release, especially regarding optimization. Sony had bad press earlier this year due to the poor optimization of The Last of Us Part 1 PC port (the port was done by Iron Bridge). However, Nixxes has a clean track record of delivering high-quality PC ports, their two latest releases being Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Fans are also looking forward to how the in-game location changes translate to the PC version, considering it was a highly advertised mechanic to make use of PS5’s fast SSDs.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will remain available on PS5.