Kratos and his son are PC-bound.
In 2020, Horizon Zero Dawn will become the first large-scale first-party Sony exclusive launch on the PC. This is an important moment for PC gaming, which indicates that there may be some time when other beloved Sony exclusive products such as Bloodborne and The Last of Us 2 will be launched outside of PlayStation, and will provide all the privileges that PC gaming must provide. Behind Bloodborne, God of War may be the most popular PC port in Sony’s lineup, and it’s happening now: Sony confirmed that the PC port is under development in early 2022.
Sony announced that the port has some popular features and enhancements, including 21:9 and Nvidia DLSS support. The following is what we know about PC God of War.
When will the Ares PC go live?
“God of War” will be released on Steam on January 14, 2022. This is not far! It is priced at US$49.99.
This is the trailer for the PC version of “God of War”
Ares’ PC port sounds promising
“God of War” looked amazing when the PlayStation 4 game was released, and was still an impressive showcase when its PS5 upgrade added 4K 60 fps support. Of course, this will also be an option on the PC.
The following are the specifications Sony has cited so far:
- Unlock frame rate
- “Enhanced” high-fidelity graphics: higher resolution shadows, improved screen space reflections, GTAO and SSDO additions, and “more”
- Nvidia DLSS and Nvidia reflection
- Built-in support for DualShock 4 and DualSense controllers
- Super wide 21:9 support
God of War PC comes with some free things
Reward content? Bonus content. Here is what you get when you purchase “God of War” on Steam:
- Death vow armor set for Kratos and Atreus
- Exile’s Guardian Shield Skin
- Forged Shield Leather Buckler
- Shining Elf Soul Shield Skin
- Dökkenshieldr shield skin
You can now play all the old Gold of War games on PlayStation
Now seems to be a good time to catch up with those older God of War games, right?
If you count Sony’s PlayStation now With streaming services, you can now actually play the entire Ares series on your PC (except for a few mobile/network partners). The following are the God of War games available on PlayStation Now:
- God of War HD
- God of War II HD
- God of War Remake
- God of War Ascension
- God of War: Chain of Olympus
- God of War: The Ghost of Sparta
Not familiar with PlayStation Now? This is a cloud-based streaming subscription service, a bit like GeForce Now or Google Stadia, which allows you to stream PlayStation games to a console or PC. PlayStation Now costs $10 a month (or $60 a year). When we tried the PC client of PlayStation Now in 2016, we found that its performance was good enough, even without a fast internet connection. Latency is not a big problem, but the video quality is not very good either.
But that was in 2016. Our colleagues at Techradar said that PSNow has “Greatly improved since launch,” But if you don’t have a rock-solid Internet connection, you may encounter some problems. Certain Ares PC ports can definitely solve the problem.