Two years ago, the Nvidia Geforce Now leak confirmed that the PS5-exclusive title, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, is headed to the PC. Now, it appears that Sony is starting to hire people to make it happen.
A job listing from Nixxes Software, a first-party PlayStation studio specializing in PC ports, describes the studio's need for a UX/UI Engineer who will "prototype, design and implement features to improve the gameplay experience on PC."
The said individual also needs to have experience with Coherent middleware, which is precisely why some are thinking that a PC port of one of the GOTY nominees for 2021 is on the way.
Coherent is a tech used in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, which is just another one of the several coincidences suggesting that the PC port is on its way.
Going back to the older leak, it gave Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart on the PC an October 3, 2022 release date. We're well into 2023 now, so it's safe to say that the COVID-19 pandemic, among other things, forced Sony to change its plans. However, the same leak hasn't been wrong so far, so this and the job listing are the strongest pieces of evidence we have that Nixxes Software is working on a PC port of Rift Apart.
The only question now is, when can we expect to hear more about Rift Apart's arrival on the PC?
Rift Apart is widely considered one of the best entries in one of Sony's best-selling platformer franchises. The 16th overall outing opened to rave reviews and harnessed the power of the then-relatively new PlayStation 5.
While most would have preferred if Insomniac Games worked on the PC port of Rift Apart, you can't blame Sony for relegating it to a studio that specializes in these projects. Insomniac Games is currently working on Marvel's Spider-Man 2 and Marvel's Wolverine. As both titles are expected to take up the majority of its 400-strong workforce, Nixxes is more than up for the task.
Nixxes is the studio behind the PC ports of Horizon Zero Dawn, Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered and Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
Hopefully, the PC port of Rift Apart succeeds on the PC platform, which has been traditionally averse to platformer games, to incentivize Sony to revisit the franchise in the future.