The newly announced PC version of 2017’s God of War isn’t being developed by Sony Santa Monica, it has been confirmed.
According to a statement given to Ars Technica, the PC port is being “overseen” by God of War’s original creators, Sony outsourcing the project to Vancouver-based studio, Jetpack Interactive.
The team includes talent from Black Box, United Front, and other developers, having worked with EA, Namco Bandai, and Amazon Game Studios in the past. This is Jetpack’s first collaboration with Sony, VGC noting that one of the company’s programmers also lists God of War: Ragnarok on their LinkedIn profile though this could simply be an error.
God of War isn’t the only former PS4 exclusive to appear on PC. Horizon: Zero Dawn and Days Gone are also available to buy on Steam.
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Edition is also coming to PC in 2022 – it will include Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and The Lost Legacy. Which PlayStation exclusive will be the next to jump over to PC? Bloodborne, perhaps?
Here’s what to expect when God of War launches for PC on January 14th, 2022:
High Fidelity Graphics
Striking visuals enhanced on PC. Enjoy true 4K resolution, on supported devices, [MU1] with unlocked framerates for peak performance. Dial in your settings via a wide range of graphical presets and options including higher resolution shadows, improved screen space reflections, the addition of GTAO and SSDO, and much more.
NVIDIA® DLSS and Reflex Support
Quality meets performance. Harness the AI power of NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) to boost frame rates and generate beautiful, sharp images on select Nvidia GPUs. Utilize NVIDIA Reflex low latency technology allowing you to react quicker and hit harder combos with the responsive gameplay you crave on GeForce GPUs.
Play your way. With support for the DUALSHOCK®4 and DUALSENSE® wireless controllers, a wide range of other gamepads, and fully customizable bindings for mouse and keyboard, you have the power to fine-tune every action to match your playstyle.
Immerse yourself like never before. Journey through the Norse realms taking in breathtaking vistas in panoramic widescreen. With 21:9 ultra-widescreen support, God of War™ presents a cinema quality experience that further expands the original seamless theatrical vision.
It has been confirmed that God of War: Ragnarok will be the closing chapter in the Viking saga. That should come as no surprise given the sequel’s name – Ragnarok – literally means the end of the world.
You can read more about the mythological secrets behind that trailer here. If you’re hungry to know more about where the story could go, what destiny has in store for Atreus, and who exactly Angrboða is, check out our deep dive.