Update: Surprise! Insomniac has just released the Ratchet & Clank PS5 update! Despite saying it would be available in April, the 60fps update is now available to download.
— Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) March 30, 2021
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If you have a PlayStation 5 and are enjoying Ratchet & Clank as part of Sony’s Play At Home initiative then we have some good news for you, it’s getting a PS5 booster patch. Insomniac have tweeted that the game will be patched next month for free and will run at 60fps, but haven’t mentioned if it will now run in true 4K as well. That said, it already ran in dynamic 4K on a PS4 Pro, and the PS5 should be able to stabilise any resolution drops.
Ratchet & Clank (2016) will be playable in 60 FPS on PS5 after a new update in April! As part of the Play at Home campaign, download the game for free now through 3/31. #RatchetPS4https://t.co/Iw6CMNByFU pic.twitter.com/VEFiW3IMWK
— Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) March 29, 2021
The Play at Home initiative is now live and 2016’s Ratchet & Clank is now free to download and keep from the PlayStation Store, playable on both PS4 and PS5. The offer is live until 31st March, Here’s the download link for Ratchet & Clank on the PlayStation Store:
Jim Ryan announced this alongside the next-generation of PlayStation VR, delays to Gran Turismo 7 and a PC port of Days Gone (and other PS exclusives), making it a rather busy day for all at PlayStation HQ.
Writing on the PlayStation Blog, he said, “In these historic times, the team at PlayStation wanted to thank the community by giving something back. These days, we could all use something to look forward to and another reason to stay safely socially distanced, so we are happy to be able to offer a free selection of great games and some entertainment offers.[…]
“This year, we wanted to go further [with Play At Home]. So we’ve designed a series of free games and entertainment offers for our PlayStation community to make the next few months a little more fun and enjoyable.”
Ratchet & Clank was a reimagining of the series first game, launching alongside an animated movie in 2016. In our Ratchet & Clank review, Tuffcub wrote:
I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed a game as much as Ratchet & Clank. From shootouts and platfoming to the practically perfect script. Younger kids are going to love the bright visuals and characterisations, while us big kids will be chuckling at Qwark’s jokes and the sly grin Ratchet gives to the camera when he gets his paws on a new weapon.
Of course, there’s a good reason why this game is being given away, with the awesome looking Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart coming exclusively to PlayStation 5 this June.