Which graphics mode is best in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart? Based on our experience with Fidelity, Performance, and Performance RT, we’d recommend the last option; in our opinion, the sacrifices you make in resolution are more than made up for by the stunning reflections and responsive gameplay. Don’t just take our word for it, though: the experts are beginning to put together comparison videos.
This clip shows that Performance RT has very few compromises overall, with great shadow quality, anisotropic filtering, and scene density. You do definitely see a perceptible dip in resolution, but the performance is near rock-solid, wavering only slightly from its 60 frames-per-second target when jumping through rifts. It’s an outstanding achievement from Insomniac Games.
Obviously the mode you select will come down to personal preference, and there’s no right or wrong answer here: all three have their own unique strengths and advantages. This is why offering options is ideal, though: yes, there are naturally trade-offs, but all three modes are well executed based on our experience, so just pick the one that’s best for you.