Santa Monica Studio confirmed yesterday two important questions related to God of War: Ragnarok (which is not the official title). The project, which continues the adventures of Kratos and Atreus through Norse mythology, has been delayed to 2022 and its PS4 version has also been announced. This last detail has somewhat surprised the players, since Sony originally announced that Ragnarok to be announced in 2021 only for PS5. However, sources point out that the game was intended to be cross-generation.
God of War: Ragnarok was always planned to debut on PS4 too
The news that God of War: Ragnarok be a cross-generation game has not been received with great enthusiasm by fans, who have expressed their concern due to the disparity between PS4 and the power of PS5. They fear Santa Monica Studio can’t get too much out of PS5 technology, in order to guarantee a game experience similar to what can be offered on the PS4 console. In spite of everything, the truth is that Ragnarok was originally planned to debut on PS4.
According to a report published by VGC, Sony looks like would have refrained from mentioning the PS4 version during the official presentation of the game; in the same way that I would not have revealed it in all these following months. The same has happened with Gran Turismo 7: the game too arrive in 2022 and receive a version for PS4. It should be noted that the driving license also was originally advertised as a PS5 exclusive, like Ragnarok.
Sony’s Stance: Continue Supporting PS4
PlayStation 4 It’s found between the 20 best-selling consoles in history, with a figure that oscillates in the 115 million units. The user base of this platform is huge, and Sony is fully aware of this. It is for this reason that Hermen Hulst, head of PlayStation Studios, wielded the following: “You can’t build a community of over 110 million PS4 users and then abandon them, right? I think that will be bad news for PS4 fans and quite frankly not a good deal. “