PlayStation 5: Five best-looking PS5 games revealed so far

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#1. Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart

As much as a new generation of consoles can be a place to continue hot new IP from the last generation and get new IP to be excited about, it can also be a chance for an IP that has either faltered a bit or been mostly left behind previously to make a comeback. Arguably the most notable example of this during the current generation of hardware was the new God of War. The series reinvented itself, generated a lot of buzz and was a great game enjoyed even by people like myself who weren’t big fans of the original series.

Ratchet & Clank, formerly a very prolific and popular series in previous generations, had one game early on in the PS4 lifespan that was a half-hearted reboot based on a movie nobody watched (and wasn’t very good). Obviously, with Insomniac busy with Marvel’s Spider-Man, it would be reasonable to think we might never see a new game featuring the Lombax and his robot pal ever again.

So it was an incredibly pleasant surprise to see the duo back in action for a new adventure on PlayStation 5 in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. More to the point, this is the only game I saw during the entire showcase that really showed me mechanics that can literally not be done on the PS4. You simply cannot switch from one set of assets to another like that so seamlessly on current hardware;it cannot be done. It looked amazing, really had a sense of fun energy that the last couple of games in the series had kind of been lacking and really showed the difference between a PS5 game and anything in the previous generation.

I can’t wait to play Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart  when it comes out on the PS5. It’s likely not a launch title as no release window was given, but I’d imagine we’ll be playing it sometime next year at the latest.

And those were the top 5 game reveals during the recent PlayStation 5 showcase. There were lots of other amazing-looking and interesting looking titles to check out though and plenty of reason to be excited about “the future of gaming”.