During Gamescom Opening Night Live, an unedited cut of PlayStation 5 gameplay footage from Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart was shown and apart from showing off some truly next generation gameplay, we get to see at how Rift Apart will be utilizing the power of the PS5, with nearly zero load time as well as the DualSense capabilities.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is a stand-alone adventure that is confirmed to release “within the PS5 launch window”, meaning that it won’t be too long until we get to play the latest from Insomniac.
A post from the PlayStation Blog walks us through the trailer, highlighting how the DualSense will be able to bring a whole new level of immersion for players:
In this demo video, which takes place early in the game, Ratchet and Clank find themselves at odds with their archnemesis, Dr. Nefarious. Only this time, he’s equipped with the dangerous Dimensionator, a device with the power to open portals to other dimensions. As usual, Nefarious’s plan goes off the rails, and our beloved intergalactic duo go dimension hopping. Along the way they’ll encounter a cast of familiar and new faces.
What you won’t be able to experience by just watching the video of the demo is the amazing DualSense wireless controller and 3D audio. You’ll also see Ratchet’s brand-new arsenal on full display in this demo video, which includes new weapons such as the Burst Pistol, Topiary Sprinkler, Shatterbomb, and the Enforcer. Thanks to the haptic feedback and adaptive triggers on the DualSense wireless controller, we are able to make each weapon in Ratchet’s out-of-this-world arsenal feel unique and more powerful than ever. Take the Enforcer for example. This double barrel shotgun has multiple fire modes. Pull the trigger halfway and it fires a single shot. Squeeze passed the first stage and you will unload a double barrel blast instead! And with the 3D audio, you will be fully immersed – hearing everything above, below and surrounding you.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will release exclusively for the PlayStation 5.