Sony Is Finally Giving up the Goods
2018’s God of War reboot introduced the franchise to a new generation of gamers. The emphasis on a cinematic and heartfelt experience differentiated the game from previous entries. Renowned for exploration and RPG elements as well, PlayStation owners were treated to a one-of-a-kind experience. Three years later, this experience exclusive to the PlayStation will be exclusive no longer.
Coming on the 14th of January, 2022, God of War will be arriving on Steam for PC gamers to purchase. This comes after a PC version was leaked in September, and follows Sony’s new trend of releasing previously exclusive games on PC. Sony has yet to release one of their new games on PC at the same time as their PlayStation releases. This could be to maximize sales on their native platforms before expanding to those who were not willing to get a system to play these games.
The PC version offers a significant upgrade to graphical fidelity. According to Sony Santa Monica’s Grace Orlady “You’ll be able to enjoy the full potential of our cinematic, no-cut camera as it follows Kratos and Atreus across the realms with the option of true 4K resolution, on supported devices, and unlocked frame rates.” Higher-resolution shadows, upgraded screen space reflection and improved ambient occlusion through GTAO and SSDO will be supported. A standout feature of this version is support for Nvidia’s DLSS technology. This will allow players to get significantly improved frame rates without sacrificing image quality, which is especially useful at high resolutions and with ray tracing.
Players will also be treated to some DLC content including Death’s Vow Armor Sets for Kratos and Atreus, Exile’s Guardian Shield Skin, Buckler of the Forge Shield Skin, Shining Elven Soul Shield Skin and Dökkenshieldr Shield Skin. Steam is reporting a file size of 80GB, and it is currently unclear whether Sony will be releasing the game on alternate storefronts, such as the Epic Game Store.
Finally, PC players are able to experience this landmark game. The only catch is they’ll have to wait potentially another 3 years or more for the sequel God of War: Ragnarok or shell out for a PS5.