Update: Ratchet & Clank’s 60FPS update for the PS5 version has launched ahead of schedule.
Insomniac Games took to Twitter to share the good news and wrote, “Surprise! The update is now live. Get a blast, Rangers!” Game journalist Joseph Yaden also noticed the availability of the update, and shared a screenshot of the game’s update history, which now shows “Improved performance for the PlayStation 5 console.”
It’s still not too late to grab the game for free as part of Sony’s Play at Home program, which has released free games to encourage people to stay home while we wait for the pandemic. Keep in mind that Ratchet & Clank will return to normal prices after March 31
Surprise! The update is now live. Get blown up, Rangers! # RatchetPS4 https://t.co/WfdLHYLwTi March 30, 2021
PSA: Ratchet & Clank’s PS5 update seems to have gone live: pic.twitter.com/5NFgxxB5kZ March 30, 2021
Insomniac Games has announced that Ratchet & Clank in 2016 will receive a 60FPS update on PS5 sometime in April.
Ahead of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart in the June release, the update makes it a strong case for playing or playing the original PS4 adventure. If your gaming budget is running low, don’t worry: Ratchet & Clank is still free to download on PS4 and PS5 as part of Sony’s Play at Home program until March 31st. And because I had to double check my calendar to make sure my eyes did not fool me, March 31st is on Wednesday, just two days from now, so do not delay.
Ratchet & Clank (2016) can be played in 60 FPS on PS5 after a new update in April! As part of the Play at Home promotion, download the game for free now through 3/31. # RatchetPS4https: //t.co/Iw6CMNByFU pic.twitter.com/VEFiW3IMWK March 29, 2021
To be clear, the update will only be available for the PS5 version of Ratchet & Clank; as the studio points out on Twitter, “it is not possible to run the game at 60 frames / sec on PS4, [the update] need PS5s horsepower. “Anyway, Ratchet & Clank is a worthy addition to your gaming library if you’re a fan of good old – fashioned platform fun.
Our 4/5 Ratchet & Clank review from 2016 praises the graphics, “flat-out fun platforming and combat,” and a number of inventive weapons, and despite noticing a few minor technical hiccups, says “framerate remains constant even in the most visually intense fights with particle effect, and the sight of bolts. “Hopefully that puts concerns from PS4 owners about the game’s performance on the older hardware, but still, 60FPS on the PS5 is certainly a treat.
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