Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart is one of the most anticipated games of the month for Sony players, and the reviews have been extremely positive with some dubbing it ‘a great showcase for the PS5‘. While the title looks incredible, there are some people asking: is Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart on PS4? Here you’ll discover why the game is not on last-gen despite upcoming PS5 games still coming to the PS4.
For newcomers to the series, there is a story overview available on the PlayStation Blog to check out. This will tell you what to expect from the newest instalment in the series from planets and traversal to crazy weapons.
While the game looks fantastic and is available to preload right now, below you’ll discover why Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart is not on PS4.
Sony exclusives that will be on PS4 and PS5
Horizon Forbidden West is confirmed to be coming to both PS4 and PS5.
Sony’s website has Horizon Forbidden West listed for both consoles, and the title is slated to come out in 2021.
However, know that a release this year isn’t fully guaranteed. The game is targeted for the holiday season, but head of PlayStation Studios, Herman Hulst, has said this “isn’t quite certain yet”.
As for why the game is coming out on last-gen also, the game’s director, Mathijs de Jonge, told Game Informer that a lot of the development occured on PS4.
He also told Hardware Zone that the PS4 development wasn’t limiting in any way, and that the PS5 version simply benefits from better graphics as well as dualsense features and quicker loading times.
While Horizon Forbidden West is targeting the holiday season, God of War Ragnarok has been delayed to 2022.
However, in addition to being delayed, God of War Ragnarok has been confirmed for PS4.
Is Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart on PS4?
Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart is not on PS4.
The game is not coming to PS4, meaning Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart will only be on PS5 when it launches on June 11th.
This was confirmed by Insomnic Games on Twitter in Novemeber 2020, and the game is also only listed for next-gen on the PSN store.
As for why it’s not coming to last-gen, Insomniac Games have said that the game would not have been possible without the PS5’s faster loading times.
This is because the game is said to take full advantage of the PS5’s “screamingly fast” SSD to “build worlds and project players from one place to another in instantaneous speeds”.
This is different to Horizon Forbidden West which didn’t limit development thanks to being on PS4 while benefiting from visual improvements on PS5.