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God of War: Ragnarok will reportedly launch on PC soon

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God of War: Ragnarok may join Marvel’s Spider-Man and Ghost of Tsushima in jumping from the PlayStation 5 to PC.

Sony has made its intentions to move more PS5 exclusives to the PC quite clear. As physical console sales for Sony slightly dwindled in 2024, Sony needed to find other ways to expand its brand. Introducing PS5 exclusives to the PC platform years after release gives the company a solid way to extend a game’s cultural impact for a bit longer.

One of the first forays into this plan was Marvel’s Spider-Man, and the December 2023 Insomniac leaks showcased an early build for a PC port of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. Ghost of Tsushima will launch on PC on May 2024, with rumblings of a Ghost of Tsushima 2 making the rounds online. 

Reports suggest God of War: Ragnarok now follows its fellow exclusives on the PC exodus.

Sony will reportedly announce a PC port of God of War: Ragnarok soon

Gaming and tech leaker billbil-kun claimed God of War: Ragnarok will launch for PC. However, the leaker did not provide a release date, only the announcement’s timeframe of May 2024.  So far, that release schedule lines up with Sony’s stance on staggered PC releases for its exclusives. billbil-kun regularly leaks Epic Games giveaways and details for technology products, many of which turned out to be accurate.

“They [game fans] often say they feel the release of a PC version two or three years after the release of the PlayStation version is acceptable,” said PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan in an interview with Famitsu in May 2023. Notably, these PC ports do quite well. Marvel’s Spider-Man sold 1.5 million copies on PC, an impressive number for a five-year-old game. 

Of course, Sony’s transition from PS5 to PC hasn’t been the cleanest. Helldivers 2 launched on PS5 and PC simultaneously, and the game sold over 8 million copies within its first two months. Despite the widespread positive reception, Sony controversially decided to require PSN linking for PC players. The company quickly rescinded the requirements, though many countries still have no access to Helldivers 2 on PC. 

Overall, Sony’s tentative steps to expand into the PC space have been a mixed bag. Still, so long as the publisher errs on the good side of gamers, its PC ports will likely find great success. 

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Written by Gab Hernandez

Gab Hernandez has a particular love for video games that give players control over the narrative direction, such as Divinity: Original Sin 2 and Disco Elysium. Gab spends just as much time playing games as they do gushing about them online to anyone who will listen. Their work has also been seen on TheGamer, Gfinity, and Wargamer, and you can follow them on Twitter / X at @HardlyWorkinGab.

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