God of War It is now available for PC via Steam, Epic Games and GOG, but recent statements reveal that Sony did not always plan to release this and other exclusive games outside of PlayStation. The information was revealed through an interview conducted by GameInformer to developers.
Specifically, they spoke with the creative director Cory Balrog and the manager of technical production Matt DeWald, of Santa Monica Studio. In the midst of the questions they were asked about the experience of adapting God of War to PC, there was a very interesting one related to Sony. This talks about the company’s decision to start venturing into the market for computer gamers
I think it was the studio collective saying this was a really good idea. Eventually, I think it reached a tipping point. After writing to the suggestion boxes a lot, they (Sony) were like, “We’re tired of hearing all this. Fine, we will.”
The explanation is striking, as Sony had stayed away from sharing its exclusives on other platforms. It was not until recently that titles like Days Gone Y Horizon Zero Dawn were released for PC, so it was still a surprise when it was announced that the same would happen with God of War (2018).
And what about the mods in God of War?
That was not the only thing that was discussed in that interview. Additionally, the developers discussed difficulties in testing the PC controls. For example, they said that those who did the tests felt strange jumping with Kratos with the interaction button (E) and not with the space bar, so they ended up adding that possibility.
On the other hand, they commented on the mods. While there is excitement at Santa Monica Studio about the contributions that players themselves can make when it comes to adding mods to God of War, admit there was no time to make a mods support tool. They don’t rule out the possibility either, but warn that if they did, it would take a long time to make it close enough and easy for players to use. Therefore, at least for now, we will have to settle for the solutions provided by the users themselves.
Fountain: Game Informer