With Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart set to launch for PS5 on June 11, 2021, developer Insomniac Games has taken the opportunity to look back on the much-loved platforming franchise and chronicle its evolution across PS2, PS3, PS4 and PS5.
Have a gander at the Ratchet & Clank Franchise Evolution video below.
Ratchet & Clank started out life on the PS2 back in 2002, and has grown to become one of the biggest franchises on PlayStation. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart takes place after the events of Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus Ratchet & Clank (2016), the latter being a re-imagining of the original game.
Insomniac Games’ James Stevenson had the following to say:
With our next standalone entry in the Ratchet & Clank franchise, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, this title was built from the ground up and designed exclusively for the PS5 console. The speed of the SSD allowed us to consider dimension hopping and portals that would whisk you across the galaxy. The power of the console let us give you our most visually spectacular Ratchet & Clank game yet.
[Source – PlayStation Blog]