The PC port of 2018’s God of War is just over a week away from release, and recently, some footage was shown off at this year’s CES event.
The God of War series is enjoying something of a resurgence lately, especially with a new installment due out at some point. As one of the most beloved PlayStation hack-and-slash titles, the franchise was given a rather hefty reboot in 2018, which altered the overall style and look of the game, as well as breathing new life into protagonist, Kratos. Since then, there has been recent news about the reboot coming to PC, and with that port due for release very soon, some gameplay footage gets shown at CES 2022, specifically by Nvidia.
In a YouTube video uploaded to the Nvidia GeForce channel, some footage from the up-and-coming God of War gives a general, if brief, overview of what this version of the game will look like on PC. The 34-second clip intends to show the company's own graphical technology, as well as tease some of the gameplay itself. According to a report from DSO Gaming, the release will support DUALSHOCK 4 and DualSense wireless controllers, which will be good news for fans who prefer a controller over mouse and keyboard, especially for third person games.
In particular, the footage aims to show off Nvidia's low latency Reflex technology, which a side-by-side comparison in the footage demonstrates. In the clip, it shows that, with Reflex turned off, Kratos succumbs to an attack from the beast he's fighting. While with it turned on, he's able to dodge out of the way in time, essentially showing that players will be able to time moves better. It's worth noting, however, that, according to the video description, the footage was captured on an Nvidia 30-series GPU and G-SYNC monitors.
On top of that, the report from DSO goes on to say that God of War on PC will support Nvidia's Deep Learning Super Sampling upscaling technology, something that has become an industry standard lately. This AI-driven software enables the redrawing of pixels to make it comparable to higher resolutions being run natively. In general, the gameplay footage gives a brief insight into what the PC port of the game will look like, but mainly seems to want to show off Nvidia's own tech.
As for the series itself, there have been leaks about a possible God of War Ragnarok release date, which places the launch on September 30, 2022, though this has yet to be confirmed. If this is true, this year is shaping up to be quite an exciting time for fans of the God of War franchise.
God of War is available on PS4, and comes to PC on January 14, 2022.
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Source: DSO Gaming
Andrew is a freelance writer from the UK who's been contributing to Game Rant since 2021, but has also written for Rock Paper Shotgun and PCGamesN. Approaching 40 years old, he has practically grown up with the video game industry as we know it today, beginning his adventures with the likes of the NES and Game Boy before moving onto the Sega Genesis (or Mega Drive as it was known in the UK). Currently, Andrew is sticking with his Xbox One and laptop, though he's in the market for an Xbox Series X.
Favorite games include: The Elder Scrolls series, classic FPS games like Doom, Quake, and Half-Life, Streets of Rage 2, the original Sonic installments (1-4). Actually, there are way too many games to reel off here. This list could go on forever.
Oh, he does have a particular penchant for horror, especially the Amnesia series, Outlast, Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Alien Isolation, Phasmophobia. Basically, anything that has the potential to make him sweat.