Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart Unleashes PC Gaming Revolution

Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart
Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart

In an unexpected twist, the highly-anticipated Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart PC port has defied expectations by successfully running on the revolutionary Steam Deck, as confirmed by the game’s developer, the ever-innovative Insomniac.

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PlayStation Exclusive No More: Rift Apart’s Journey to PC

The dynamic duo of Ratchet and Clank made an impressive comeback on the PlayStation 5 last summer with Rift Apart, a blockbuster shooter-platformer that showcased the cutting-edge capabilities of Sony’s newest console. Introducing gamers to delightful new characters like Rivet and Kit. Originally an exclusive PS5 title, Sony sent shockwaves through the gaming community when they announced the game’s expansion to PC through the collaboration with Nixxes Software back in May.

Naturally, this revelation raised more than a few intrigued eyebrows, mainly due to Insomniac’s previous claims that the game’s mind-blowing graphics and intricate in-game landscapes were only feasible due to the PlayStation 5’s blazing-fast Solid-State Drive. However, it seems the developers have cleverly circumvented this obstacle, leveraging state-of-the-art technologies like DirectStorage 1.2 with GPU decompression, ensuring that the title can run flawlessly even on standard HDDs, without sacrificing an ounce of its awe-inspiring visuals and mind-bending dimension-hopping gameplay mechanics.

Steam Deck Delight: Ratchet and Clank’s New Home

Lo and behold, the thrilling Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart has now proven itself capable of conquering the Steam Deck as well. Insomniac graciously confirmed this delightful fact on their official Twitter account just one day prior to Rift Apart’s PC port launching on the 26th of July.

The journey to Steam Deck verification is no walk in the park, mind you. A game must jump through four specific hoops to gain this coveted title: it must boast full controller support complete with appropriate on-screen input icons and a handy on-screen keyboard when necessary, it must adapt seamlessly to the standard Steam Deck resolution (either 1280×800 or 1280×720) while ensuring legible text and excellent default settings, it must run without a single compatibility warning, and finally, it must be wholeheartedly embraced and supported by Proton whenever applicable.

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart’s PC port is only the latest manifestation of PlayStation’s ambitious foray into the ever-expanding realm of PC gaming. The company has been steadily re-releasing some of its most cherished first-party hits, and the results have been nothing short of phenomenal. Titles like Death Stranding, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and the 2018 God of War game have all received a warm and enthusiastic reception on PC, as have Insomniac’s own masterpieces Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered and Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

PC Gaming Renaissance: PlayStation’s Expanding Horizons

Now, with Rift Apart making its grand entrance onto this illustrious list, fervent fans of Ratchet and Clank are fervently hoping to witness more of the dynamic duo’s past escapades making their way over to PC – including the delightful 2016 Ratchet and Clank game.

In the meantime, eager players can delight in the dimension-warping shenanigans of Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart on both PC and Steam Deck. One can’t help but appreciate the inherent portability of the latter, and now that Rift Apart has proudly earned its Steam Deck verification badge, gamers have every reason to rejoice – they can now carry the latest and most ludicrous sci-fi escapade with them wherever they go!

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So, whether you’re stationed at your trusty PC or venturing into the wilds with the Steam Deck, the unforgettable Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart adventure awaits! The game is now readily available on Windows PC and PS5.

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Stephen is the proud owner of a popular gaming news website GLN, where he provides the latest updates on everything gaming-related. With a passion for video games that dates back to his childhood, Stephen is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and expertise with fellow gamers around the world.

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