In a significant move for the gaming community, Sony's beloved action platformer series, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, is set to make its debut on PC. This marks the first time in the 21-year history of the series that players will be able to enjoy the game using a mouse and keyboard. The PC version is scheduled for release on July 26, 2023, and is already available for pre-purchase on Steam and the Epic Games Store for $60.
Enhanced PC Features
The PC port of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is being handled by Nixxes, a Dutch developer known for their high-quality porting work. The game will come with a host of PC-specific features to ensure an optimal gaming experience.
Ray Tracing and Graphics Upscaling
Just like its PS5 counterpart, the PC version of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will feature ray-traced reflections, enhancing the visual appeal of the game. Additionally, the game will also include newly added ray-traced shadows to provide natural light in outdoor areas.
For graphics upscaling, players will have multiple options to choose from, including NVIDIA DLSS 3, AMD FSR 2, Intel XeSS, and Insomniac Games’ Temporal Injection. These technologies will allow for improved image quality and performance on a variety of hardware configurations.
Support for Ultra-Wide Screens and High Resolutions
The PC port will support up to 48:9 resolutions, and both gameplay and cutscenes have been optimized for ultra-wide screens. This will provide players with a more immersive gaming experience, especially those with ultra-wide monitor setups.
NVIDIA Reflex and NVIDIA DLAA
The game will also support NVIDIA Reflex, a technology designed to reduce system latency and improve responsiveness. Additionally, NVIDIA DLAA (Deep Learning Anti-Aliasing) will be available for those with high-end GPUs, further enhancing image quality.
Players who pre-purchase the game will be able to unlock both the Pixelizer Weapon and Carbonox Armor set early, mirroring the pre-order bonuses available during the game's original 2021 release cycle for PlayStation.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart promises to be a visually stunning and engaging game, with its transition to PC expected to be smooth and beneficial for players. The game's PC features trailer, available on IGN's YouTube channel, provides a glimpse into the enhanced features and gameplay that players can look forward to.