If you’ve heard of PlayStation (and we hope you have) and you’re a fan of action-adventure games (and we hope you are), chances are you’ve heard of God of War. The video-game franchise has been one of Sony’s flagship products since 2005. For the past 17 years, the title has claimed several awards, including at the Spike Video Game Awards and the Golden Joystick Awards. With all this hype in mind, it’s no wonder a God of War PC port is coming soon.
Fans have been asking to see a God of War PC port for ages, and Sony has finally decided to give the people what they want. Let’s see what they have prepared.
God of War PC Announcement
The 2018 God of War title released on PlayStation 4 is now set to launch on Steam in 2022. This instalment follows Kratos and his son Atreus as the two protagonists. After the death of Kratos’s wife and Atreus’s mother, their quest is to spread her ashes at the highest peak of the nine realms. Throughout their journey, they meet and conflict with monsters and gods of the Norse world. This game takes inspiration from Norse mythology, which is evident from the many encounters in the game.
This marks the first God of War game in the series to release for PC gamers, and for good reason. Several game critics have crowned the game as one of the highest-rated PlayStation 4 games. It received the Game of the Year award at several award shows, including the SXSW Gaming Awards and the Game Developers Choice Awards. Talk about an array of accolades for a game that received such a universal claim. It has gotten high praise for its story, world design, music, combat system, and many other aspects.
The release date is January 14, 2022, a lot closer than we anticipated! The price of GOW on Steam has been listed as $49.99. You can buy God of War on the Epic Games Store as well, for the same price.
Why you should be excited for the God of War PC release
Is God of War on PC worth getting excited about for those that indulged in the PS4 experience? The statement on Sony’s official blog confirms this: the God of War PC release is not just about bringing the title to computers, but it comes with a lot of new features and extra content.
When you buy the game, you get exclusive armor sets for Kratos and Atreus called the Death’s Vow Armor Sets. Some really cool shield skins include the Exile’s Guardian Shield Skin, Buckler of the Forger Shield Skin, Shining Elven Soul Shield Skin, and the Dökkenshieldr Shield Skin. Hopefully, Sony will provide us with some visual sneak peeks to sate our curiosity for the time being.
Sony has teased some exciting features and specifications for the PC port, such as the option of true 4K resolution, an unlocked framerate, built-in support for some PlayStation controllers and keyboard mapping customization (for the PlayStation DualShock 4 and DualSense wireless controllers), ultrawide 21:9 support, and full integration with NVIDIA DLSS and NVIDIA Reflex. This means that we can enjoy the beloved installment comfortably and in even better graphics than we could have hoped.
So far, this port is looking very promising. All of these exciting announcements from Sony’s Santa Monica studio only serve to fuel our anticipation for January 14th, and we hope it’ll be worth it.What’s interesting is that Sony itself isn’t developing and adapting the game for PC. They’ve outsourced it to Canadian studio Jetpack Interactive. This is the same company that has provided support for the PC version of Dark Souls and Unbound. Not to worry, though, because the Sony Santa Monica developers are overseeing the whole process. We’re sure to have a quality game on our hands in a few months.
Will we see more Playstation-Exclusives for PC gamers?
Most of the God of War games have been exclusive to PlayStation, with a few mobile games on the side. Earlier this year, Sony announced ports of several PlayStation exclusive titles such as Ghost of Tsushima, Ratchet & Clank and Helldivers. PC gamers can expect to enjoy them soon, as well.
This is why fans of the franchise are so hyped to see the game come out on Steam. It’s also why fans of other such franchises are hoping to see and experience their favorite games the same way.
Simply put, God of War’s ascension from PlayStation exclusivity is a beacon of hope to all PC gamers, that we too can look forward to finally experiencing some famous PlayStation titles on our own screens. We’re sure everyone has a long list of titles they can’t wait to see ported.