Gamescom host Geoff Keighley has confirmed that we will see gameplay from Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart during the event. The game will be a part of the event’s Opening Night Live showcase, which kicks off on August 17, 2020, at 8 pm CEST/2 PM ET/11 AM PT.
Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart Showing More Gameplay At Gamescom
We first saw Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart during PlayStation’s Future Of Gaming event early in June. Insomniac Games, who made the Ratchet And Clank reboot for the PS4, are making this one as well. This is quite exciting.
Up until now, we’ve only seen first-party next-gen games at first-party events. We also haven’t seen too much gameplay from these next-gen titles. There are a few exceptions to this, Rift Apart itself being one of them. However, most next-gen games we’ve seen so far have only shown off cinematic trailers.
We Saw Gameplay From Rift Apart In June
I’m wondering whether this demo will show off the same section of gameplay we saw during the Future Of Gaming event. That was a decent few minutes of footage, but this is likely to be more. The previous demonstration also gave us some glimpses at how next-gen games will look and feel.
Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart May Show Off More Of PS5’s SSD
This includes ray-traced reflections, which help the lighting in games appear natural. On top of that, we also got a taste of the PS5’s SSD. PlayStation has often been touting how the new SSD’s speed will essentially eliminate loading screens.
Certain sections of the gameplay we’ve seen already showed Ratchet going from one dimension to another in the blink of an eye. Let’s hope we see more of that during Gamescom. I’d also like to think we’d get a release date for the game during this demo. If not that, at least a release window.
All we can do for now is wait for Gamescom’s Opening Night Live to kick off.