Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart PC system requirements are now official; DirectStorage 1.2 support confirmed
Earlier this year, Sony officially announced Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart was headed to PC on July 26. There was some hope for a good PC port, as Nixxes was developing it. However, its detailed PC system requirements have been revealed, and they're pretty demanding at higher resolutions.
For a 720p 30 FPS Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart experience, one can get away with an Intel Core i3-8100/AMD Ryzen 3 3100, Nvidia GeForce GTX 960/AMD Radeon RX 450, 8 GB of RAM and 75 GB of storage. While it is technically possible to run the game off a mechanical hard drive, an SSD is recommended, thanks to DirectStorage 1.2 and GPU decompression support (H/T @PMS_Jordan).
A Core i5-8400/Ryzen 5 3600 is required for a 1080p 60 FPS experience, along with a GeForce RTX 2060/Radeon RX 5700 and 16 GB of RAM. Similarly, a Ryzen 5 5600/Core i5-11400 and GeForce RTX 3060 Ti/Radeon RX 6800 with the same amount of memory will get you 30 FPS at 1440p with raytracing enabled.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart gets far more demanding once raytracing is thrown into the mix. One needs a GeForce RTX 4080/Raden RX 7900 XTX combined with a Core i7-12700K/Ryzen 9 5900X and 32 GB of RAM for 4K 60 FPS. Furthermore, a close look at the fine print says DLSS (or other image upscaling tech) is "recommended". Thankfully, all of them (DLSS, XeSS, FSR) are supported, so gamers have a wide variety to pick from.