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‘God of War’ is coming to PC in January 2022

By Kara Santos Published Oct 21, 2021 1:31 pm

Sony's acclaimed 2018 PlayStation game God of War will be coming to PC early next year.

Santa Monica Studio announced that the game published by Sony Interactive Entertainment will be made available to PC gamers on Jan. 14, 2022.

In a post published Wednesday (Oct. 20) on the PlayStation blog, Senior Community Manager of Santa Monica Studio Grace Orlady, said that 19.5M copies for God of War on PlayStation 4 have been sold as of August 2021, and the move to PC will open up the game to a whole new group of players.

“Our primary goal when bringing God of War to PC was to highlight the exceptional content the team created and leverage the powerful hardware that the platform offers to create a uniquely breathtaking and high-performance version of the game,” said Orlady.

Orlady went on to detail the major differences that new and returning God of War fans can expect in the Nine Realms from the shift from console to PC.

PC gamers will now be able to enjoy the full potential of the 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 framerates.

The PC version includes a wide range of graphical presets and options including higher resolution shadows and improved screen space reflections resulting in striking visual quality unique to the platform.

“We’re also happy to announce that we will have full integration with NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) available on RTX. You won’t have to sacrifice high graphical settings and output resolutions for high performance in God of War. In addition to DLSS we will also have NVIDIA Reflex low latency technology available. Reflex delivers a more responsive experience allowing you to react quicker and hit harder combos,” said Orlady.

Alongside the graphic and performance improvements, the PC version will also offer 21:9 ultra-widescreen support for a more theatrical experience.

According to Santa Monica Studios, their plans for God of War on PC include “robust controller support and keyboard mapping customization.”

PC gamers who still prefer to use a controller, can take advantage of the support for DualShock 4 and DualSense wireless controllers in addition to a wide range of other gamepads.

Meanwhile, keyboard and mouse players will be able to fully customize the bindings to create their own control setup.

Every purchase of God of War on PC will contain the following digital content:

  • 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
  • Dökkenshieldr Shield Skin

God of War for the PC is set for a release on Jan. 14, 2022. Pre-purchase is now available on both Steam and the Epic Games Store.