You can still grab the PS4 game for free if you hurry
[Update: Insomniac moves quick! The 60fps update for Ratchet & Clank on PS5 is live ahead of schedule. Just update your PS4 game to 1.08, and enjoy – there’s “no setting to change” in a menu.]
In a move that PS5-owning Ratchet & Clank fans had been calling for, Insomniac Games is going to update 2016’s PlayStation 4 title Ratchet & Clank to hit 60 frames per second when played on a PlayStation 5. The free update is planned to go out in April, which, oh shit, is already almost here.
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
Asked if there would be any extra DualSense integration, Insomniac simply pointed to the upcoming Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. Between the free giveaway for Play At Home 2021 and now this update, it’s clear that they’re looking to refresh everyone and roll right into the new PS5 game in June.
If you haven’t already done so, go ahead and grab the free copy of Ratchet & Clank by March 31.
I kind of wish I hadn’t just gone back to platinum this sucker given how much the frame rate stood out to me until I adjusted to it (and even then). That said, I genuinely enjoyed my time with the game, so I can’t complain. Even if the PS4 re-imagining is less than ideal from a series-wide standpoint, there aren’t many games like it rightnow – which is a big reason I’m looking forward to Rift Apart so much.
More of these 60fps performance updates for PS4 games on PS5, please! Who’s next?