Ragnarok Will Be On PS4 And PS5

Ragnarok Will Be On PS4 And PS5

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God of Warfare: Ragnarok is ready to come back to come back to PS5 some time subsequent yr. Might it come to PS4 as nicely? The top of PlayStation isn’t saying.

In an interview with the Telegraph revealed right this moment, Sony Interactive Leisure president and CEO, Jim Ryan, was requested level clean whether or not God of Warfare Ragnarok will likely be a PS5 unique. Ryan wouldn’t commit. “Sorry. I’ve got nothing to say about that today,” he advised the British paper.

It’d seem to be a no brainer that the following God of Warfare, which was first introduced final September throughout a PS5 showcase livestream, can be next-gen solely, however Ryan’s refusal to make clear comes at a time when Sony doesn’t appear to have a transparent coverage on which of its main first-party video games will likely be PS5 exclusives and which may even be headed to PS4.

It appeared like Spider-Man: Miles Morales would solely be on next-gen {hardware} when it was first revealed over the summer time, however Sony later introduced it will be on PS4 as nicely, and that Horizon Forbidden West and Sackboy: A Massive Journey can be cross-gen video games too. Whereas Miles Morales and Sackboy each launched with the PS5 final week, Forbidden West is a 2021 sport like God of Warfare: Ragnarok, and not due out till someday within the second half at that. In the meantime, Insomniac Video games confirmed earlier this month that Ratchet and Clank: Rift Aside, due out within the first half of subsequent yr, can be a PS5 unique.

One of many greatest promoting factors for any new console are its exclusives, and proper now the PS5’s solely Sony-published ones are Demon’s Souls Remake and Astro’s Playroom. God of Warfare: Ragnarok could possibly be the tipping level in whether or not present PS4 homeowners proceed to nonetheless have entry to most of Sony’s new video games for at the least one other yr.

“As we move towards the next-generation in 2020, one of our tasks — probably our main task — is to take that community and transition it from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5, and at a scale and pace that we’ve never delivered on before,” Ryan advised GamesIndustry.biz a yr in the past.

Final week, VGC reported that head of platform planning at Ps, Hideaki Nishino, advised Japanese outlet AV Watch that the transition may take as much as three years. “In terms of compatibility, it is important to move PS4 titles on PS5, but I have insisted that forward compatibility (supplying the same titles as PS5 to PS4) is important,” Nishino mentioned within the interview in line with VGC.

Solely time will inform which truly finally ends up being the case. Sony didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

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