Hey everyone! As a long-time fan of Ratchet & Clank, it has been my absolute honor to show you what awaits you in the latest interdimensional adventure of our heroes in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, including the next-generation visuals . That’s why I’m eager to immerse myself in a feature that is close and dear to my heart: Photo Mode.
I can’t tell you how long I wait for fans and virtual photographers to get their hands on Ratchet & Clank’s first Photo Mode. We bring the intuitive features of our previous games to offer you a range of photography tools to use in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, all backed by the power of the PlayStation 5 console. Take photos instantly with incredible fidelity, including dynamic images tremendously detailed 4K resolution * complete with ray tracing. It’s amazing stuff, so check out our Trailer in Photo Mode below to see it for yourself.
If you’ve used our Photo Modes before, you’ll feel right at home here. We have several tabs with a variety of settings and adjustments that you can do on the fly, including changing the field of view, choosing focus distances, overlaying elegant filters and frames, applying fun stickers, and even more.
As with real life photography, lighting is essential to capture the perfect shot. We’ve listed the option to add up to three lights to your scenes, including sphere lights to cover wider spaces and reflectors to focus on the details you tell. You can also modify the natural lighting in the environment to create the right mood for your shots.
Something new that we introduced in Ratchet & Clank: The Rift Apart Photo Mode are character poses. There are tons of to choose from, including weapon-specific poses that are unlocked when you buy a new weapon in the game, as well as some stunts to add some fun to your photos. To achieve this, you can apply facial expressions and mix-and-match armor that you have unlocked to give Ratchet and Rivet some personality and style.
We also have a new Visual Effects mode that you can change to add some animated effects to your preview – great for people who love to make gifs or videos!
“Point and Shoot” has a whole new meaning in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart thanks to some of the stellar features of the game explained here. So, while you’re out to exploit Nefarious Troopers and save the Universe from the dimensional cataclysm, take a second to jump into Photo Mode and experiment with your photography skills.
To get started, we’ve put together a few tips for your consideration:
“Make sure you take advantage of the lights when creating images in Photo Mode. Lights will help you distinguish your subject from the background, and can add more depth and dimension to your images.”
– Justin West, Sr. Content Artist at Insomniac Games
“The rule of thirds is your friend!” Imagine that your screen is evenly divided 2 lines down, 2 lines across, forming 9 squares. Everywhere you cross the network lines, it’s a great focal point position to have the face of our hero or feared enemy! “
– Shaun Besman, Sr. Content Artist at Insomniac Games
“Stickers and borders are a really simple way to add a ton of personality to your shots.”
– Thomas Hart, Associate Community Manager at Insomniac Games
One last suggestion from me: don’t be afraid to get close! Use the “FOV” and “focal length” modes to create some impressive close-ups. There are incredible details about our characters, weapons and environments; look at those to really pop your subjects
We look forward to seeing the photos you captured in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, which is available now only on PlayStation 5. Tag @InsomniacGames and use #RatchetPS5 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram in your uploads so we can see yours photo mode screenshot.
* 4K display is required to experience a dynamic 4K resolution.