A question that some God of War: Ragnarok fans may have is whether or not the PC version of the game will be released at some point in the future. A typical issue for non-console players or gamers that use a different console is console exclusives. The problem is that these collaborations are often too lucrative for developers to turn down. Although exclusive rights to popular titles and franchises can bring big money, God of War: Ragnarok is likely to make its way to PC in the near future.
After being asked in an interview with Game Informer, Barlog said he’s open to the idea of a PC release, but Sony ultimately has the say. Cory Barlog, the director of God of War, has nothing positive to say about PC gamers. Sony Santa Monica Studio’s Barlog said he didn’t know if the company planned to port God of War: Ragnarok in less time than it took to port the God of War (2018) game. PC fans of God of War probably don’t want to hear this news right now.
God of War: Ragnarok’s release on PC is ultimately Sony’s decision, and it’s not certain how long it will take. From what we can tell from looking at prior PC ports of PlayStation exclusives by Sony, it’s evident that the company doesn’t rush the process of bringing its titles to the PC.
Barlog is probably attempting to convey that the release of God of War: Ragnarok on PS4 and PS5 is the most important thing. A number of variables will come into play once the game has been released, including whether or not a key exclusive has succeeded to the standard that Sony expects it to. If Sony still believes God of War: Ragnarok’s platform exclusivity is selling consoles, bringing the game to the PC is a waste of time. As with PlayStation games so far, PC gamers will have to be patient.
The chance of a PC release for God of War Ragnarok is rising because more and more console exclusives from Sony find their way to the PC. PlayStation exclusives Ghost of Tsushima, Uncharged: A Legacy Collection and Horizon Forbidden West are all expected to be released on PC in 2022. Forbidden West is the biggest shock on this list, as it has a February PlayStation release date but also a September PC release date. Because of the short exclusivity window, PC sales are likely to outpace those generated via exclusive arrangements, which speaks well for Ragnarok’s PC release.
After the PS5 version is released, it may also make its way to Steam and Epic Games. Although no official announcement or confirmation of a port has been made, some evidence has emerged.
The God of War (2018) PC port was developed by Jetpack Interactive. But programmer Warren Lee has Ragnarok on his LinkedIn project list (via Gamerant). This doesn’t prove that a port is in the process, but it could be a hint in that direction.
God of War: Ragnarok
Three years after the end of 2018’s God of War, Ragnarok’s story begins. Now that Baldur has been killed, Ragnarok has begun to creep into the Nine Realms, putting a young Atreus tormented by his true nature as Loki. As Kratos and Atreus race against time to prevent Ragnarok, they set off in quest of Odin’s prisoner of war, the Norse God of War Tyr. The vengeance of Thor and Freya has been unleashed upon the father-son duo as a result of their involvement in the murders of Baldur, Magni, and Modi. Thor and Freya seek vengeance for the deaths of their sons.
Father and son are clearly at odds in God of War: Ragnarok, with disagreements at nearly every turn. In the trailer, Atreus demands that Kratos think like a commander rather than a father, and Kratos immediately shuts him down. This scene shows Kratos’ terrible past from the original trilogy is referenced here, but it also hints at a fresh conflict in Kratos and Atreus’ relationship, as the son displays some of his father’s vicious characteristics. Instead of waging war with the Asgardians like her mother would have wished, Kratos insists that “war is not the only path.” There is a good chance that the two will have to find a way to work through their differences of opinion or face serious consequences. You may also want to read Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs): What Should You Know?
Eric Williams, the director of God of War: Ragnarok, was interviewed as part of the PlayStation Showcase post-show. “You can’t call the game God of War: Ragnarok and not have Ragnarok happen in the game, so it’s going to happen,” Williams said, confirming that Ragnarok will happen. What a spoiler, as it seems to hint that Kratos’ view of conflict with the gods as pointless will be realised.