Guide: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Pre-Load Times, Download Size, Parents Guide


Chris Harding

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PlayStation’s next big release is Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and it’s coming to a PS5 near you (or not) on June 11th. Here’s what you need to know before then.

Guide: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Pre-Load Times, Download Size, Parents Guide

Insomniac Games’ 14th mainline Ratchet & Clank game releases exclusively on PS5 on June 11th, and for many players, it could be the first proper taste of a next-gen game. Returnal isn’t for everybody, after all, but Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will definitely benefit from wider appeal.

When can I preload Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart on PS5?

Pre-loading for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is available from June 4th, 2021 – a full week ahead of the game’s release. You’ll be able to download and install the entire game before it officially opens to the public, but you’ll have to wait until release day for the game to unlock before you can play. Standard stuff, then.
If you are going to get the game on disc, pre-loading is obviously not available. Duh.

What is Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart download size on PS5?

Download sizes are always a touchy subject with these new consoles, mainly because they come with so little space compared to the size of the new games filling them up. The good news is that Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart won’t take up a ridiculous amount of space – just 33.6GB as of version 01.000.007. That’s really good! That’s less than 10% of the available hard drive space on a PS5.

I’m an old person who has been told to buy this for my kid/grandkid/other kid I am responsible for – what is this game about? Is it safe for kids?

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is a family-friendly action-platformer where players take control of the titular Ratchet and his robot buddy Clank. They go on mad adventures and they generally get up to some mischief along the way, but they’re good lads and suitable for all ages.
The game does feature combat with over-the-top and stylised weapons, but nothing that could be considered realistic, so it’s all good for younger players.

Where can I buy Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart on PS5? Is it on PS4?

Firstly – the game is not available on PS4 and most likely won’t be. Ever. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart uses the PS5’s hard drive to deliver its levels at speeds just not possible on PS4.
You can buy Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart as a digital download on the PlayStation Store, or you can get the game on a disc via your favourite retailer. Obviously, Amazon US and Amazon UK are in demand right now as people look to minimise their contacts during the pandemic, but there are other options available too.

Can I read/watch any Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart reviews?

Not yet. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart reviews are not yet available but they will be shortly before the game releases. As for our review… Well, we’ve not had a copy of the game from Sony (humbug!) so we’ll most likely be playing the game on the same day as the general public. If you like our style of reviews and want to see what we make of the game, you should definitely come back here a few days after the game has released, or subscribe to our YouTube channel and turn on notifications so that you get notified when our review is live.

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