Sony PlayStation fans are quite precious in their exclusivity, whether it’s good or worse. When they found out that Guerrilla Games’ Horizon Forbidden West would not be exclusive to PlayStation 5 by receiving a PlayStation 4 version, there were fears that the PS5 version would be technically “detained”. Another God of War title, which fans tentatively refer to as Ragnarok, is coming to PS5, but will it get the latest generation version on PS4?
PlayStation Studios run Hermena Hulst carelessly dropped the factoid in question and answer that the upcoming God of War will also have a PS4 version, along with Horizon Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7. This accompanied the news that the sequel would be delayed until 2022. “Where does it make sense to develop a title for both PS4 and PS5 – for Horizon Forbidden West, the next God of War, GT7 – we will continue to watch it, “Hurst told PlayStation Blog. “And if PS4 owners want to play this game, then they can.” If they want to play the PS5 version, it will be here for them. “
Hurst also mentioned that there will still be “showcase” titles exclusive to PS5 that showcase the full capabilities of the hardware, such as Returnal and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. This does not mean that the next God of War will not be a technical and visual spectacle on the PS5, and the idea that the PS4 is holding the title back could be seen as a reduction. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales released for both PS4 and PS5, and the title still impressed players on both platforms. No matter what more people can play the game, the better – right?