The Ratchet & Clank title, currently only available on PlayStation 5, could soon be coming to PC.
It’s rare for a Sony game to be available only on PlayStation 5., such as Demon’s Souls Remake or Destruction AllStars. There’s also Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, but rumors are that Sony may bring it to PC. Nixxes, the studio responsible for Sony Interactive Entertainment’s PC ports, has posted a job ad that could suspiciously hint at a PC outing.
Nixxes is looking for a User Experience/User Interface (UX/UI) Engineer to help implement and improve the user interface experience for AAA games on PC. However, positives include knowledge of Coherent middleware. That’s suspicious, as only Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart uses it among PlayStation-exclusive titles (other games that do: Nex Machina, Crackdown 3, Microsoft Flight Simulator).
According to the job advertisement, knowledge of C++, PC implementation, and extension of game systems to improve the user interface experience, and a good understanding of code performance and complexity are also expected. The successful candidate would work full-time at Nixxes, working with other team members to maintain the quality of the project and assisting other engineers as needed.
It would not be the first time Nixxes has worked on a PC port of a game originally developed by Insomniac Games. Previously, the studio was behind the port of Marvel’s Spider-Man and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Both were well received on PC, and support for ray tracing, for example, was implemented in the port. As PlayStation Studios’ Herman Hulst has previously said that it will be at least a year before a PlayStation 5 game is released on PC, the new Ratchet & Clank will fall within that timeframe as it launched in 2021.
All this is not yet official, but we would welcome a PC port. Then again, they’d have to bring over the earlier episodes, wouldn’t they?