God of War Ragnarök is one of the most anticipated games of this early generation of the PS5. But many questions remain unanswered about the exclusive PlayStation title: when will it be released, can we play it on PS4, what are the gameplay evolutions and what is its plot? Questions that we try to answer in this summary.
Released in 2018, God of war was one of the PS4’s biggest hits. The title has won an incredible number of awards (including the Game of the Year at the Game Awards) and was able to reconcile the players with the license thanks to a revival instilled by the developers of Santa Monica Studio. Players are now eagerly awaiting the continuation of Kratos’ adventures.
📅 When is God of War Ragnarok released?
The release date of God of War Ragnarok had been teased by Sony in the fall of 2020, which then hinted that the game would be available in 2021. But God of War Ragnarok was finally postponed to 2022, recently communicated Sony, which explains its choice by the desire to deliver a game that is as polished as possible, without exhausting the development teams and resorting to crunch.
Gran Turismo 7 has already been postponed from 2021 to 2022, ultimately leaving the PS5’s first-party title catalog relatively meager this year. In addition to the release of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart on June 11, the PS5 will therefore only host Horizon Forbidden West (if it is not also shifted) as a major release by the end of 2021.
🕹 Is God of War Ragnarok available on PS4?
“We believe in generations”Jim Ryan said a year ago before the launch of the PS5. He then explained that, very quickly, PlayStation first party titles would only release on PS5, because these would be designed in such a way as to benefit from new features and better performance than the older generations can provide. A communication that went against the ideology of Xbox, which promised for its part that the titles developed by its studios would be released on Xbox One and Xbox Series for at least two years.
Sony had also announced in September 2020 that God of War Ragnarok would be a PS5 exclusive. To contradict yourself 9 months later, since it’s official, God of War Ragnarok to be released on PS4 and not just on PS5. The Japanese manufacturer justifies himself by saying that he could not afford to give up a park of 110 million PS4, either from the point of view of the players, while the PS5 is still out of stock, or from the point of view. from an economic point of view for Sony, which would sell far fewer copies of the game if it remained a PS5 exclusive.
Sony will not be allowed to make mistakes, and the version for PS4 and PS4 Pro will have to be optimized with little onions to avoid criticism and anger from users. The Japanese publisher cannot afford to release a God of War Ragnarok that would go wrong on PS4, while still refusing to sell the PS4 version of Cyberpunk 2077 on its PlayStation Store due to performance issues seen on the old one. gen.
🎮 God of War Ragnarok gameplay and plot
What will God of War Ragnarok look like and what will the gaming experience be like? At this time, Sony has not revealed anything about the gameplay of the title. Given the excellent reception received by God of War, we can imagine thatthere will be no revolution in terms of game mechanics with this opus, which should resume the solid foundations left by its predecessor. A feeling that is confirmed with the announcement of the release of God of War Ragnarok, which will necessarily limit the possibilities left to developers since the title must be able to run on consoles launched in 2013.
By analyzing job offers issued by Santa Monica Studio, we understand that the combat system part of God of War is expected to be re-exploited in part in God of War Ragnarok. But the animations of movements in combat should be improved with this version in order to gain realism and give a feeling of speed and power.
Everything indicates that Kratos will be back in this episode, probably again with her son. It remains to be seen when the events of Ragnarok will take place: right after the end of God of War or some time later? We should in any case learn more about Atreus, whose mother’s origins were revealed to us in the last game. She could also be part of the plot.
Let us recall, moreover, that in Norse mythology, Ragnarok refers to a end of the world prophecy, comprising a three-year sunless winter, natural disasters, and a grand battle in which gods, valkyries and monsters must clash.
🎞 God of War Ragnarok: trailers and trailers
Unlike Horizon Forbidden West, Sony has been stingy with pictures when it comes to God of War Ragnarok. For the moment, we only have the right to the announcement video of the game that closed the State of Play conference in September 2020, in which we do not see an image of the game, the sequence being satisfied with a “Ragnarok is coming”. We’ll be sure to add future trailers and trailers to this article as soon as they are released by Sony.