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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart on Steam Deck is a go

Apparently it’s not just possible on PS5
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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is an impressive showcase of the technical capabilities the PS5 has to offer, but Sony’s claims of the game only being possible on its console look a little ridiculous in hindsight – especially now, as developer Insomniac Games has announced that the PC version of the game will be Steam Deck verified on launch day. That, in case you forgot, is July 26, 2023, as revealed back in May.

Nixxes Software has been working closely with Insomniac to get the port ready, which will make the 2021 PS5 exclusive available to the PC audience.

The port shines with ray-traced reflections with a variety of quality levels to choose from and newly added ray-traced shadows for natural light in outdoor areas. Nixxes also added support for triple-monitor setups and ultra-wide monitors, optimizing the title’s cutscenes and gameplay for 21:9, 32:9, and 48:9 resolutions. Framerates will be unlocked and upscaling technologies like NVIDIA DLSS 3, AMD FSR 2, Intel XeSS and Insomniac Games’ Temporal Injection will be supported.

Naturally, the Steam Deck won’t be able to make use of every shiny tech option that has been implemented – after all, the neat handheld device can’t exactly be expected to keep up with the beefiest battle stations out there.

Some PS4 owners feel a little bit betrayed after reading this announcement, though – after all, the official reasoning to bring Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart exclusively to the newer PS5 was that the game required the console’s SSD to run properly. However, if a Steam Deck is capable of running the title just fine, a PS4 should likely have been able to achieve a somewhat similar result.