From what we’ve seen so far, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart puts the PlayStation 5 through its paces and really shows off the next generation of capability. But many upcoming games will also be released on the PlayStation 4 – with the proviso that some functionality will be lost. However, that is most definitely not the case for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, which is a PlayStation 5 exclusive in the true sense of the word. And that’s something its development team are keen to reiterate today.
The confusion stems from other games enjoying a dual release, but that will not be the case here. As you can see for yourself in the Tweet below.
It makes sense considering just how many of the PlayStation 5 improvements are built into the core of the game. From its ultra fast load times to ray tracing technology, the loss of these would make noticeable and depreciative consequences for any cross-generational release. And that would have an affect on the reviews they’d receive. Not to mention, sales. So, it’s better to be honest – admit it’s impossible to do to the standard we’d expect – and simply own that decision. Because we’ve all seen the trouble at CD Projekt RED with Cyberpunk 2077 when you try to make things work where they shouldn’t, yet find it impossible to concede.
It’s also a decision that’s easy to make when such vast improvements are on offer. That’s because none of us would be happy to buy a copy that offers an inferior experience. So, the upsell is easily offset by the gains. And it helps to sell a few more consoles – when they’re actually available, that is. Let’s just hope to actually lives up to the hype…
It’s a PS5 exclusive
— Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) November 2, 2020