Following Horizon Zero Dawn and Days Gone, Sony's next first-party game to shed PlayStation exclusivity has been confirmed to be God of War, the Santa Monica Studio-developed title from 2018. Announced on the PlayStation Blog today, the critically acclaimed game is breaching the new platform on January 14, 2022. Pre-orders are already available for $49.99.
While the full slate of improvements the God of War PC port will feature was not detailed today, higher resolution shadows, as well as improvements to screen space reflections and ambient occlusion (GTAO and SSDO), were confirmed. It will also remove frame rate caps, support 4K resolution and ultra-widescreen monitors.
"From the heart-pumping clashes in combat to the quiet moments where you can take in the otherworldly beauty of the Norse wilds across the Nine Realms, our panoramic widescreen support will make every moment feel more like a truly theatrical experience," added the developer.
Fully customizable graphics settings, keyboard shortcuts, and controller support, including the DualSense controller, are also being added. To push the frame rates higher, Nvidia DLSS is being integrated alongside the company's Reflex low latency tech.
To sweeten the deal even further, the following in-game bonuses will be included with every PC copy:
- 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
The studio also revealed God of War has so far sold 19.5 million copies on PlayStation consoles alone. A sequel, Ragnarok, is coming to PlayStation 4 and 5 in 2022.
"All of us at Santa Monica Studio have been humbled by the immense amount of support and passions fans of the God of War series have shown in the latest chapter of Kratos’ story since its release," the company said. "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."
This is the second confirmed PC port of a Sony exclusive coming next year. Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, containing Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, are landing sometime in early 2022 on PC and PlayStation 5.