Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Launches on PC with Steam Deck Verification

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Insomniac Games has announced that Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is now available for PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store, and not only that, it’s already earned Steam Deck verification, meaning that owners of Valve’s handheld PC should be able to enjoy the new port from Nixxes Software as it was intended, without any glaring issues. In a video from June 2020, Insomniac famously suggested that Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart required an SSD to function, but apparently, that isn’t the case based on the game’s PC requirements (“SSD recommended”), as well as the cheapest model of the Steam Deck, which only features 64 GB of eMMC storage. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart costs $59.99 and requires 75 GB of available storage space.

“The SSD is screamingly fast. It allows us to build worlds and project players from one place to another in near instantaneous speeds,” said Marcus Smith, Creative Director for Insomniac Games. “It is an unbelievable game changer in terms of we can now do gameplay where you’re in one world, and the next moment you’re in another.”

“We’re loading up levels that happen so quickly and in the action that you don’t even imagine that this is something that we couldn’t do before because it feels so natural.”

Steam Deck Verified Prerequisites

  • Input: The title should have full controller support, use appropriate controller input icons, and automatically bring up the on-screen keyboard when needed.
  • Display: The game should support the default resolution of Steam Deck (1280×800 or 1280×720), have good default settings, and text should be legible.
  • Seamlessness: The title shouldn’t display any compatibility warnings, and if there’s a launcher it should be navigable with a controller.
  • System Support: If running through Proton, the game and all its middleware should be supported by Proton. This includes anti-cheat support.

Go dimension-hopping with Ratchet and Clank as they venture onto a PC near you for the very first time. Help them take on an evil emperor from another reality as you jump between action-packed worlds and beyond.

With their own universe next in the firing line, dust off the dynamic pair’s outrageous weaponry and stop a dimensional collapse in its tracks!

Unite the double team supreme with a cast of familiar allies and new faces, including newcomer Rivet. She’s a Lombax resistance fighter from another dimension, who is just as determined to take out the robotic scourge.

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