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Ratchet & Clank Devs Make Bold Claim About Rift Apart

"Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart" from developer Insomniac Games is coming out on June 11, and the game has a huge fan base already. On April 26, Insomniac Games released a new gameplay trailer, which led to some exciting comments from the development team that should have fans hyped.

Drew Murray, the Principal Designer at Insomniac Games, tweeted, "this is the best-looking video game ever made ... it won't be forever, of course, but on June 11, I 100% stand behind that statement." Murray went on further to explain that he "had literally no hand in making it," so his observations about the graphics weren't coming from a place of pride. Meanwhile, Insomniac Games Community Manager James Stevenson concurred, tweeting, "it's the best looking video game I've ever seen." He also called it a "PS5 showpiece."

These are some bold claims, especially when the gaming industry has been able to make games in the last few years look better than ever. Stellar graphics are no longer limited to AAA titles, and gaming fans have come to expect high quality animation from their gaming experiences.

The hype train didn't stop with developer praise — fans were also quick to point out just how amazing the graphics in the trailer looked. Scott Lowe, formerly of IGN and The Verge, likened the graphics to movie-level animation, which is high praise indeed. Lowe tweeted, "I don't think I've seen a modern AAA game where gameplay so closely hits the same visual fidelity bar of cinematics."

The official PlayStation account tweeted the trailer as well, earning it even more attention. Several fans commented on how beautiful the graphics look. One fan also likened the game to a movie, remarking, "[I've] never seen graphics this good, and I'm not joking this looks like a playable Pixar movie." Meanwhile, several fans have praised the character design of Rivet, one of the game's new protagonists.

Of course, some of this praise also led to a touchy issue being brought up. @TheLastRonin714 tweeted, "Looks absolutely stunning ... this is why we buy next gen consoles." 

While plenty of fans are clearly excited about the new game's graphics, others were highly upset about the fact that it's not set to release on PS4. Thanks to scalpers, PS5s are still hard to come by, meaning that some of these excited "Ratchet & Clank" fans may have to wait to play the latest sequel. Clearly, fans agree that "Rift Apart" looks great, and the dev team is confident in the end result. Hopefully fans will be able to get their hands on a PS5 in the near future, as Sony is currently enacting plans to increase console production.