It has been a long while since we've seen our favorite alien/robot galactic duo, and now Insomniac is making a brand new Ratchet and Clank entry for the PlayStation 5 entitled: "Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart." Even though the release date for this game -- and the PS5 itself -- is not yet revealed, we can expect Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart to come some time in late 2020.
The PS5 event showcased two different RaC videos: one is a trailer, and the other is a gameplay reveal. The trailer drops Ratchet and Clank right into the action, as they land on an alien planet full of Sargassian monsters and wildlife. But as Ratchet and Clank get chased by killer robots, they quickly jump through one rift portal after another. Each rift seems to show a different aspect of the Ratchet and Clank universe, similar to "Into The Spidey-Verse." Ironically, Insomniac Games are ALSO working on a Spiderman sequel game, featuring Miles Morales for the PS5!
But after jumping into a space-pirate stronghold, Ratchet and Clank are separated, and Clank is flung into a rift portal. It is there that he meets a brand new...Lombax? Whoever this mysterious character is, she has a robotic arm, and pale fur. It is possible that this is the "Ratchet" from a different dimension, or a brand new character to the series. Either way, the reveal of rift portals and more Lombaxes seems to indicate that this is an Into The Nexus sequel, rather than a Ratchet and Clank PS4 sequel.
The last small detail revealed from both trailers is that Dr Nefarious is back. He appears to be once again trying to take over the universe, and maybe he already has in other dimensions. Honestly, this is a fresh new take on the Ratchet and Clank formula, and a large-scale, continuation of the future saga is absolutely what Ratchet and Clank needs to have a strong run on the PlayStation 5.