God of War Ragnarok’s PC release gets a ‘frosty’ update

God of War Ragnarok’s PC release gets a ‘frosty’ update
Images via Sony Santa Monica

Written by 

Tom Chapman


21st Mar 2024 16:53

If you haven't already, it looks like you might have to buy a PlayStation 5. While Sony has made great steps in sharing its former exclusives with PC players, it sounds like we'll be waiting a while for God of War Ragnarok to take flight again. 

With Ragnarok boasting the fastest-selling first-party launch week in PlayStation history, it was no surprise that Sony would want to milk the 2022 game for all it's worth before sharing its toys with others. There's been no official word on a PC port of Ragnarok, leaving it over to all the usual suspects to keep the rumour mill turning. 

God of War Ragnarok PC release gets put on ice

After 2018's God of War Ragnarok took the series in a new direction and defied expectations, the bar was set ludicrously high for its sequel. Thankfully, God of War Ragnarok ended the Norse saga in epic style and was a real contender for Game of the Year. There's been a recent update in the form of its Valhalla DLC, meaning PC players can't wait to play.

According to leaker Silknigth, you might be waiting a while. When Ragnarok won a recent fan vote for your favourite PlayStation game, the insider shared an update on where the God of War series could go next after someone asked if we're getting a PC version.

Silknighth said that while there might be a PC version, it won't arrive "until the first quarter of 2025." Anything earlier than this is described as "a gift," although it's all hearsay for now. As for whether more recent games like Spider-Man 2 and Rise of the Ronin can expect PC ports in 2024, Silknighth admitted they have "no idea."

Console exclusivity is still big business

Kratos and Atreus inside a cave in God of War Ragnarok
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Image via Sony Santa Monica

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There's been a steady trickle of PlayStation exclusives getting PC releases, and although the likes of The Last of Us Part I and Returnal found a new home on PC, we had to wait an aching 18 months to pry Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade off the PS4. 

Similarly, there are reports that The Last of Us Part II remastered could also get a PC port. Again, Sony is yet to confirm it as gospel. On the other side of the console wars, we've seen Microsoft open the floodgates of exclusivity with Hi-Fi Rush and Sea of Thieves confirmed for PlayStation 5 on April 30.

Sony has stopped short of putting Uncharted, The Last of Us, and God of War on Xbox, and it doesn't look like it'll budge on that front. Still, as we hear about mythical console refreshes or successors to the PS5 and Xbox Series, platform exclusivity continues to evolve. For now, Sony is keeping God of War Ragnarok imprisoned like Tyr. 

Tom Chapman
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