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Ratchet and Clank: The Rift Apart PC doesn’t really need an SSD



Despite what the marketing may have said at the time, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart coming to PC seems to have put the whole SSD discussion to bed once and for all. A solid-state drive is officially listed as “recommended” rather than required to run the game at minimum settings.

Much was made of the game’s poor ability to load content instantly, a feat that console gamers have become increasingly accustomed to in later years. Insomniac creative director Marcus Smith let the bad-age reference slip into one video Posted on PlayStation’s YouTube channel (thanks VGC) before the launch, stating that:

“Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is a game that uses measurements and dimensional rifts, and it wouldn’t be possible without the PlayStation 5’s solid state drive.”

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart PS5 PC

He said, on The PlayStation BlogNixxes Software (responsible for this particular port) strongly recommends that you enjoy it with an SSD, noting: “While Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart can be enjoyed using an HDD and minimum system requirements, we encourage players to use an SSD with the recommended system requirements or higher.


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