God of War Ragnarok was recently described by one of its own devs as the best PS4 game possible, with PS5 features just being the “icing on the cake.” Given that overhead, you’d expect to see a lot of graphical options on Sony’s more powerful console, and according to those who have gone hands-on with the game, that is indeed the case.
For those with more standard 4K sets, Sony is serving up two options – Favor Resolution, which offers a full 4K at a locked 30fps, and Favor Performance, which offers dynamic 4K and a locked 60fps. Now, if you have access to a VRR-capable TV with HDMI 2.1 inputs, the Favor Resolution mode will offer a 4K and 40fps and Favor Performance will offer dynamic 4K that “targets” 120fps. How close does it actually get to that target? The remains to be seen, but expect it to be well above the 60fps mark at least.
So yeah, this all definitely jives with God of War Ragnarok being a PS4 game souped up to be its best self on PS5. Look forward to some crisp, smooth God murder. Haven’t been keeping up with God of War Ragnarok? Here’s everything you need to know and an official description…
"From Santa Monica Studio comes the sequel to the critically acclaimed God of War (2018). Kratos and Atreus must journey to each of the Nine Realms in search of answers as they prepare for the prophesied battle that will end the world. Together, Kratos and Atreus venture deep into the Nine Realms in search of answers as Asgardian forces prepare for war. Along the way they will explore stunning, mythical landscapes, gather allies from across the realms and face fearsome enemies in the form of Norse gods and monsters. As the threat of Ragnarök grows ever closer, Kratos and Atreus find themselves choosing between the safety of their family and the safety of the realms..."
- Those who break fate - Atreus seeks knowledge to help him understand the prophecy of “Loki” and what role he is to play in Ragnarök. Kratos must decide whether he will be chained by the fear of repeating his mistakes or break free of his past to be the father Atreus needs.
- Weapons of war - The Leviathan Axe, Blades of Chaos and Guardian Shield return alongside a host of new abilities for both Kratos and Atreus. As they take on gods and monsters from across the Nine Realms, Kratos’ deadly Spartan skills will be tested like never before as he fights to protect his family.
- Explore the realms - Journey to dangerous and stunning landscapes while facing a wide variety of enemy creatures, monsters and Norse gods as Kratos and Atreus search for answers and allies.
God of War Ragnarok launches on PS4 and PS5 on November 9.