God of War Ragnarok hasn’t even received a confirmed PlayStation 5, PS4 2022 release date yet and here we are already discussing the possibility of a PC port. That’s not a reflection of Sony shifting its focus to moving its blockbuster titles to the PC, but Sony Santa Monica Creative Director Cory Barlog has now raised the question. In a new interview with Game Informer, Barlog was asked if the sequel will be ported to PC sooner than four years after its release on PS5 and PS4.
He replied, “I have no idea. Right now, we’re taking it one game at a time, looking at each one and determining, ‘Okay, is this the best?’ And we will evaluate how it does it. Do people enjoy it? We did it well? Is there something we did wrong? What can we do better in the future if we do this again? But at the end of the day, ultimately, it’s Sony’s decision.”
While Barlog was the creative director for the 2018 reboot, it’s Eric Williams who now sits in the creative director role. However, it still seems like Cory holds the series close to his heart, opting to appear in interviews based on God of War Ragnarok.
Barlog was a big supporter of bringing God of War to PC, but says the idea was supported by a “collective of studios.” [de PlayStation]”. Elsewhere in the interview, he shares how he recommended the PC port to Sony superiors multiple times via suggestion boxes. “We’re still figuring out as a company and as individual studios how to do this and what the process and strategy will be.”
Interestingly, Cory is also asked why he thinks people should try God of War on PC. He said, “Because it’s a giant smokescreen to sell you on the fact that Silent Hills is secretly in the game? Totally kidding.” Never change, Cory. The PC port is already working fine on Steam: at the time of writing this article is the best selling game there.