The latest game trailer from Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart makes the PlayStation 5 look like a masterpiece. It looks so good that it is shocking that this game is not a launch title for the console. Not that the PlayStation 5 (PS5) had any problems selling units – it certainly didn’t – but still. The trailer you’re about to see will make you want a PS5 more than you probably want a PS5, if you don’t already have one now.
The trailer released this week was “Captured on PS5”. This does not necessarily mean that you will see exactly what you will get on your own PS5, but given the proximity of the launch we are here on, it would be completely stupid to show something other than what is actually in the games. The trailer suggests that it is a “mix of gameplay and cinematic footage”.
The details seem surprisingly sharp. The colors are expressive and charming. The game doesn’t just look like fun to play, but fun to watch played. This is also the future – making sure the viewer likes what is shown, not just what is shown when played.
The materials in each scene look disturbingly real when static and much more animated than most 3D animated television programs launched in the past decade. It is no surprise that current and future 3D animation films and programs are using game engines to make your vision a reality.
The trailer is in 4K and you will dive right into Coruscant … or probably not Coruscant, since it is not Star Wars … but still – it is basically the same city from the future that you saw in films like Star Wars : Attack of the Clones, Blade Runner and the fifth element. It is the inevitable way in which we will live someday – air pollution included!
The game Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart has a release date of June 11, 2021. This game was developed by Insomniac Games and will be available exclusively for PlayStation 5 at launch.