God of War, Sony Santa Monica Studios’ 2018 PlayStation exclusive, is coming to Windows PC on Jan. 14, 2022. Sony announced the end of God of War’s PlayStation exclusivity on Wednesday via a PC announce trailer on YouTube.
The game will be available for $49.99 on Steam and the Epic Games Store. God of War’s Steam page is already active, for players that want to pre-order the game ahead of the January release. PC features listed on Steam include “high fidelity graphics,” including 4K resolution, DLSS and reflex support for higher frame rates and sharper graphics, and ultra-widescreen support.
God of War was originally released in 2018 to critical success; Polygon named it our Game of the Year for its “staggering technical achievement” and fantastic story. Sony is currently gearing up for a PlayStation 5 sequel for 2018’s God of War. God of War Ragnarok was originally slated for a 2021 release date, but was pushed to 2022 in June. An exact release date has not been announced. In September, Kratos’ voice actor, Christopher Judge, said Ragnarok was delayed due to his health.
God of War’s move away from PlayStation exclusivity continues a trend we’ve seen over the past few years. More and more companies are leaning away from platform exclusivity as the PC becomes home to, well, everything. 2017 hit Horizon Zero Dawn got a PC port last year, too, making God of War only the most recent PlayStation first-party title to make its way to the new platform.