2018’s God of War slashing and smashing its way to PC

It might be one of the most obvious moves of PlayStation, but God of War is making its way to PC next year. Sony has diligently been bringing its heavy-hitting games to Steam and the arrival of Kratos and Atreus was bound to happen. In a PlayStation Blog post, Grace Orlady explains what to expect.

Long story short, Kratos and Atreus are gonna look better than ever. Taking these bad “boys” to the PC might be the best thing since sliced bread. I’m sure SIE boss Jim Ryan will agree since he’s the one looking to push the sales up. He’d like to see PlayStation games reach “hundreds of millions of players”. Given Kratos’ impeccable rep sheet, taking the Greek demigod’s Norse chapter to PC might be a smart move.

But what improvements are we to expect? According to Orlady, there are lots of tweaks to be discovered. On the graphical side, plenty of options have been added to give PC players lots of customization options. The addition of Nvidia’s DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) will also push the game to its limits.

You’ll be able to enjoy the full potential of our 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.

Our PC version includes a wide range of graphical presets and options so you can fine-tune your visual experience based on your setup. From higher resolution shadows and improved screen space reflections to enhancements to the ambient occlusion pipeline with GTAO and SSDO – God of War on the PC can create 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.

Sounds great, doesn’t it? All of this will be coming to you on January 14, 2022. Just make sure your gaming rig can cope with it. I’m pretty sure it’ll require a beefy setup. But if upgrading your GPU is the only thing you need to do, just remember what Kratos’ MOCAP and voice actor had to go through. His sacrifice to get the job done outweighs your hardships by miles.