15 mins of new gameplay for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

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15 mins of new gameplay for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

State of Play presents an in-depth look at the gameplay, characters and arsenal of this summer’s action-adventure.

Hey everyone,

Today we’re stoked to share with you a special preview of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart on State of Play. This episode will have updates on a couple of other titles before giving you 15 minutes of never-before-seen gameplay footage, new reveals, and updates from Creative Director Marcus Smith.

15 mins of new gameplay for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is a brand-new full-length standalone adventure that is great for both returning players and newcomers alike. We’re pulling out all the stops to make this a showpiece exclusive game for your PlayStation 5 console as you jump between dimensions, handle an explosive arsenal (made even more visceral by the DualSense wireless controller), and strive to save the galaxy from the evil Nefarious.

In today’s episode we gave you our most in-depth look yet. The power of the PS5 shines with amazing visuals from Nefarious City and Rivet’s home base on the alternate dimension Sargasso. The game was built for the next-generation and shows it! 

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart’s dimensional chaos wouldn’t be possible without the SSD either, thanks to near-instant loading. And today’s State of Play showed some of the various ways that dimensional aspect changes gameplay with the Rift Tether, dimensional shifts, and pocket dimensions.

We also illustrated some of the new gameplay traversal mechanics, like Phantom Dash and wall-running, and showed how Ratchet and Rivet can utilize these new abilities and the Rift Tether in both combat and traversal. 

Weapons are at the heart of any Ratchet & Clank game and we showed how we are taking advantage of the PS5’s DualSense controller’s adaptive triggers and haptic feedback to create the most immersive Ratchet & Clank weapons yet. This included a longer look at previously revealed weapons and a taste of a brand-new weapon, the NegaTron Collider.

We touched on Accessibility Options, including a toggle-able Game Speed mode we’re very proud of. We’ll share more details on all the game’s accessibility options soon.

Lastly, we gave you a brief look at the many other features in Rift Apart: New open levels to explore, Clank puzzles, Glitch combat, arena challenges, aerial combat, and the first ever Ratchet & Clank Photo Mode will give you all sorts of ways to show off all the various armor pieces you can find during your adventure.

We’re so excited for everyone to experience Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart for themselves on June 11, 2021. In case you missed it earlier this week, we released a new gameplay trailer that gives you a taste:

15 mins of new gameplay for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

As well as a look at the five additional armor sets you get with the Digital Deluxe Edition.

If you have an… uncontrollable urge to pre-order, here’s where you can do that.

That’s all for now, we can’t wait to hear what you think of today’s State of Play.

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  • I still wish there was an easy way to upgrade physical copies for digital version goodies 😒

    • You can! There’s a $10 upgrade to get all the goods of the digital deluxe :)

    • You’d think the game was called Rivet & Clank: Rift/Apart with all the promotional material. Doesn’t help that all of the video game media outlets have been putting her front and center since the first trailer. Folks doin’ Ratchet dirty 😅 I imagine Clankette isn’t too far down the pipeline.

    • It’s probably not unusual to put a new element in promotional material?

    • @Sub-Xero – Yes she’s definitely being pushed and I wouldn’t be surprised if this is a move to slowly replace Ratchet.I like Rivet she proved to be cool in the gameplay but there’s more than meets the eye in her addition to the series.

  • Honestly surprised our favorite Lombax isn’t getting a CE. Would love to have something iwth Rivet and Ratchet back to back with Clank up front doing his thing for a statue. Anyway super excited about this afternoon.

  • Cant wait to see new footage of this game! I did start off with the 2016 Ratchet and Clank, but that won’t stop me from playing. btw is there a way to play old Ratchet and Clank games on ps5 besides from PS Now?

  • Wow State of Play with R&C. And Draft day for Football. Going to be a good day! Even if Lions pick bad ill go re-watch footage!!!

  • Now we can do a real All4one without Nefarious!

  • I remember going to a GameStop just to play a demo of the 2016 game before it released. It blew my mind how great it looked. Ready for that to happen again later today!

  • I really hope this one is a huge step up from the remake. It was my first Ratchet and Clank game. The dialogue and character writing was very generic and boring. The gameplay was decent, but nothing I hadn’t seen before. I hope this will really change some stuff up and take more risks, but jus by looking at this it seems like it will follow a very obvious story and arc.

    • Are you kidding?

      R&C 2016 was one the best games last gen. Yikes. Maybe stay away from the series, it’s not for you.

      Also, it was a remake of the original game, so they could only add so much. Rift Apart will have much more advanced gameplay and features. Look at the tether whip and warping feature..

  • Hello,

    We still exist.

    Lots of love,

    Europe xxx

    • Dear Europe,

      We do know you exist. Which is why we charge you 40%(+) more than NA players..

      Lots of “love”,



    • Jesus…stop wanting recycled games.It’s impressive how y’all sheeps are willing to give money to get the same stuff over and over again.

  • What a disappointment! A State Of Play just to show 15 minutes of gameplay footage of a single game? It was literally “a meeting that could’ve been an email”. I would’ve preferred if Sony had just posted the video on YouTube and said “hey! watch a 15-minute clip of gameplay footage from Rift Apart!”

    • Apparently, SubNautica Below Zero and Among Us were showcased, so it wasn’t just the Rift Apart gameplay video.

      So what about taking 10 seconds to recap this when doing the closing?
      “We’ve announced Among Us and you’ve seen new gameplay for SubNautica Below Zero and Rift Apart! That’s our show! See you next time!” I mean, it’s feasible when there were just 3 things…

  • Would be blood brilliant if Direct would email me that invite so I can I spend all my hard earned dosh on all these fantabulous works of art. 😏🥺

  • Well done Insomniac, can’t believe this game comes out in a little over a month!

  • Insomniac Games continues to deliver greatness. ;) This is the kind of next-gen games I hope to see a lot of for the PS5 in the future.

  • I wish to have a PS5 to play this game. Hey PlayStation if you’re are watching this comment then will you please say when does PS5 will restock in India. This comment is posted on 30 April 2021.

  • I forgot to write this earlier regarding gameplay but I hope there is some actual variety when playing as Rivet that we have yet to see, because I didn’t see any major difference between her and Ratchet’s playstyle in this presentation. So far the only unique thing Rivet seems to have going for her is (presumably) being the female counterpart of Ratchet (plus mechanical arm) in her dimension and nothing else.

    • Yup noticed that too…expected her to be completely different from Ratchet in terms of abilities and gameplay mechanics.

  • This is how imagine cyberpunk city is, man the graphics in this game is gorgeous 😃

  • Nefarious city, lovely cyberpunk feel <3 Always loved how alive the worlds felt but this is taking it to new heights :) Love this series!

  • Looking good y’all not impressive or true next-gen like the numb skulls who dunno about tech like to yell but game overall looks great.It seems to be shaping up to be one of the best Ratchet games,I thought Rivet wouldn’t be cool cuz she’s stealing our time with Ratchet but she’s actually pretty cool.Also awesome pics…they look better than the game in motion.

  • samynovoicechat

    If this game is even close to the 2016 remake I’ll buy it

  • Wow. Another beautifuly looking game for console you can’t buy. Great.

  • elusive-potato47

    Where in the timeline does Rift Apart take place? Interestingly, Rift Apart is not a sequel to the 2016 reboot. Instead, the game was confirmed at Gamescom Opening Night Live 2020 to follow on from Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus, which launched on the PlayStation 3 back in 2013. Arborist Golden Co

  • This looks so good! Can’t wait to play it. I want to see Captain Qwark dangit!

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