IGN India says: “Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart game director Mike Daly on designing for the PS5, weapons, story, and more.”
Really hype with this game. I think Insomniac is the studio more experienced with next gen. They really are working like Covid doesnt exist.
Completely agree. This is my most wanted game right now.
Just watched some 4K YouTube preview footage and the visuals are something else. Insomniac are quickly becoming my favorite Sony developer. Can’t wait.
Agree! Cant imagined what they are already working! Beside Spiderman 2.
I hope their working on a venom game. I wonder if that's "spiderman 2". Either way, venom will be in the next game regardless.
Just 30 more days to go.
Definitely a showcase for PS5. Looks stellar.
Sony and Cerney put a lot of work into reducing any bottlenecks as much as possible. PS5 feels like a real step forward and this game is looking awesome!
The game looks great. That quote is silly though. Isn't it always the case that the newest PlayStation you're working on is the least hardware constrained that you've worked on?
They have also made Xbox One and PC games.
Xbox One is an order of magnitude weaker than PS5. Insomniac's last PC game was for the Oculus Rift which runs on a GTX 970. So again, it's no surprise that the PS5 is the least hardware constrained system they've developed for.
I mean not necessarily. The PS3 despite being more powerful than the PS2 was a nightmare to develop for. Even though the PS5 has an obvious power advantage over the PS4, the built-in SSD is the real game changer since it allows for seamless transition between worlds.
Are you equating "less constrained" with "most powerful"? From the article: "“Game development is always constrained,” he says. “But one of the reasons we are so excited to work exclusively on PS5 is because it is the least constrained hardware we've ever worked on. The new features of the console give us opportunities to take our games further than we've taken it before.” Interestingly, he points to some of its more bespoke features rather than the obvious bump in visual and processing improvements that you’d expect from a generational leap in console hardware. “And now that I've had experience working with a super fast hard drive 3D spatial audio and controller haptics and adaptive triggers, I would see the lack of those things as much more of a constraint than anything that the console gives us,” he says. That said, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart will ship with two modes allowing for 30fps and 60fps gameplay options." Clearly he is referring to more options beyond just visuals.
^This Game development is more than how many CPU/GPU cycles you have available per second. It's about what other things the hardware as a whole can allow you to bring to the table. Sounds like PS5 allows Insomniac to really open up the floodgate!
This could be the 1st game ever made where it would be near on impossible to port to PC. The simple facts are that most PC games are still using HDD's and now even standard SSD's never mind NVME's etc etc (according to steam surveys). The only way that this game could be ported where in to be in 10yrs time, and it would still come with a hardware requirement warning. PC storage speed is the hidden bottleneck that ppl don't talk about enough, it has been holding back 3rd party gaming for a long time.
There are mobile games that when played on PC don't work right without installing them on your PC's SSD! [Forgot to mention that I 100% agree with your comment.]
PS5 is a very well designed fast and efficient system.
After seeing this amazing game, I keep thinking Insomniac should do Ratchet VR on the next gen headset. How incredible is Astro bot in VR. The potential is Hugh for PS5.
That might be a bridge too far (meaning I might even get VR sickness out of that and I'm quite at home playing WipEout: Omega and AC7 in VR).
As a person who owns PSVR and Oculus Quest 2... Resident Evil 7 and Astro Bot are by far the most incredible experiences I've had in VR and to think about a Ratchet and Clank Game in VR with even more polish on PSVR2... Just incredible. I hope this or something very similar comes to fruition (also give us Stormland On PSVR2).
I obviously havent played it, and just saw recorded gameplay, which looks awesome, but what gets me excited we are only 6 months in... what will happen in 3 years time..
If I could only get a ps5.
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