God of War PC requirements revealed: What you’ll need for top performance

Subsequent month, we’ll see what is nearly definitely the most important Sony PC launch but. After bringing Horizon Zero Daybreak and Days Gone to PC, Sony shall be bringing 2018’s God of Conflict to the platform in January. Right now, Sony’s Santa Monica Studio revealed the PC specs for the sport, and it seems like it is going to run on a reasonably massive array of configurations.

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Minimal specs and most efficiency

Sony Santa Monica shared lists for 5 completely different specs as we speak, beginning with the minimal required specs ranging all the best way as much as the {hardware} wanted to run God of Conflict at extremely settings. As you may think, there’s a reasonably large disparity between these two specs, with “really useful,” “excessive,” and “efficiency” specs in between.

The minimal required specs shall be ok to run the sport on the low graphics preset in 720p at 30fps, which isn’t nice. Nonetheless, we work with what we’ve obtained on this planet of PC gaming, and when you have at the very least an NVIDIA GTX 960 (4GB)/AMD R9 290X (4GB) GPU in your rig together with an Intel Core i5-2500k/AMD Ryzen 3 1200 CPU and 8GB of RAM, it’s ok to run God of Conflict.

Examine that to the extremely specification, and also you’ll see simply how large the distinction between the minimal and most are. As a way to run God of Conflict on the extremely graphics preset in 4K at 60fps, you’ll want an RTX 3080 (10GB)/RX 6800 XT (16GB) together with an Intel Core i9-9900k/AMD Ryzen 9 3950X and 16GB of RAM. Contemplating how arduous it’s to get each the RTX 3080 and RX 6800 XT, we’re guessing that almost all avid gamers will in all probability need to accept a decrease spec.

Specs sheet

Santa Monica Studios/Sony

Fortunately, that’s what’s required to run the sport at 4K60, so decrease resolutions will ease up on the {hardware} necessities a good quantity. You’ll be able to examine the opposite specs within the picture we’ve embedded above, however {hardware} specs aren’t the one factor Sony’s Santa Monica Studio revealed concerning the PC model of God of Conflict as we speak.

The studio additionally confirmed as we speak that God of Conflict will help NVIDIA DLSS in rigs with an RTX GPU, which makes use of supersampling to permit the sport to run at greater resolutions with out sacrificing framerates. The sport will even help NVIDIA Reflex to chop again on system latency, although that requires at the very least a GTX 900-series GPU. Lastly, God of Conflict will help AMD’s FidelityFX Tremendous Decision, so Sony Santa Monica’s partnership with NVIDIA doesn’t imply that AMD customers need to be neglected within the chilly.

You’ll be able to see a sampling of God of Conflict‘s PC options within the trailer above. In any other case, search for God of Conflict to land on Steam and the Epic Video games Retailer on January 14th, 2022.

Sony’s PC sport port plans

God of War screenshot

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In March 2020, PlayStation Worldwide Studios head Herman Hulst confirmed Sony’s plan on the time to carry Horizon Zero Daybreak to PC (by way of PS Weblog). The port raised new questions concerning the firm’s plans for future main PlayStation unique video games and whether or not they, too, would finally make their solution to desktop. On the time, Hurst reassured PlayStation followers that Sony is “very dedicated to devoted {hardware}” and “very dedicated to high quality exclusives.”

With that mentioned, Hurst additionally went on to notice that the corporate was “going to be very open to experimentation,” one instance of which was the eventual Horizon Zero Daybreak PC launch. The studio’s chief indicated bringing a significant PS sport to PC served as a solution to “introduce extra individuals to PlayStation,” probably making them conscious of the sorts of video games they will get pleasure from in the event that they choose up a PlayStation console.

Hurst went on to state that “releasing one first-party AAA title to PC doesn’t essentially imply that each sport now will come to PC.” The assertion left many uncertain that choose different main PlayStation titles — together with God of Conflict — would make their solution to PC. Quick-forward practically two years and it’s clear Sony is continuous with this plan, although if the development holds, it seems like PC avid gamers can anticipate to attend a few years after a significant sport’s launch earlier than it (probably) makes its solution to desktop programs.

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