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Sony State of Play: Ratchet & Clank and surprise Among Us console release

Sony’s April State of Play showed off 15 minutes of Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart gameplay, giving a close look at the new release. As an added surprise, the stream revealed that a PlayStation version of Among Us is coming this year.

The bulk of the stream was centered around Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, which launches on June 11. The stream comes just a few days after Sony shared new details on the game, including the identity of its mysterious new Lombax.

State of Play | April 29, 2021

A bulk of the presentation centered around the game’s PS5 specific features. The Dualsense’s adaptive triggers will play a large role in the game, with different guns firing based on how far down a trigger is pressed. For example, the burst pistol will fire a single shot when a trigger is pressed halfway or a burst shot when pressed fully down. Similarly, the Enforcer shotgun either shoots one or two barrels depending on how far the trigger is pressed down.

One particularly impressive detail is that the game can transport players into an entirely new location with barely any loading time thanks to the PS5’s SSD. The gameplay showed a boss fight where Ratchet is instantly sent to an entirely new location mid-battle without any noticeable load.

The stream also featured news on two indie games. Among Us is finally coming to PS4 and PS5 later this year. The console version is getting a new costume based on Ratchet & Clank to celebrate the release. The PlayStation version does not have an exact release date.

The upcoming Subnautica Below Zero made a quick appearance too. The underwater survival game is getting Dualsense support and 4K graphics. Additionally, players who own the first game on PS4 can upgrade to the PS5 version for free.

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