Finally, one of the biggest PlayStation 5 releases has received a release date. Insomniac finally revealed that their next game Ratched & Clank: Rift Apart will release June 11th of this year. It comes right after their latest release, Spider-Man: Miles Morales launched alongside the PS5. The latest entry in the Ratchet & Clank series will be only available on the next-generation console.
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It’s the return of the Ratchet & Clank franchise since 2016’s re-imaging of the original game. That was also released simultaneously to promote their first film adaptation. Insomniac Games has since been working on a wide variety of games. 2018’s Marvel’s Spider-Man is a standout in their long-history of releases. The studio started its career with the iconic Spyro the Dragon franchise before tackling Ratchet & Clank in 2002. Rift Apart will now be its tenth mainline entry that doesn’t include the various spin-offs.
Hopefully, this release date also means that we will get a brand new trailer showing off the new Lombax character that got briefly teased in the PS5 showcase sometime before the console launch. The game will make full use of the latest generation’s technology to ensure fast loading times, as our main character jumps between the different dimensions. Insomniac also teased an entirely new arsenal of weapons that will be sure to add a lot of joy for players. They also teased a lot of deeper connections to previous games for longtime fans. So, we can’t wait to get our hands on it once it releases.