PS4-exclusive God of War has had its release date revealed in the oddest way possible. The PlayStation Network (PSN), Sony’s digital storefront has listed the hotly anticipated game for a March 22, 2018 release date.
No official statement has been given by Sony just yet, but the date falls in line with the release of past God of War games. Every mainline entry has had a March release. Coincidentally, March 22 is also the release date of the very first God of War game back in 2005 for the PS2.
Much like most Sony-published games, God of War will retail for Rs. 3,999 in India and $60 in the US. It’s already up for pre-order on some sites like Flipkart and Games The Shop and should be live on Amazon India soon enough.
At the moment, neither site have any pre-order bonuses for the game. Considering that the last new two titles – God of War 3 on the PS3 and God of War: Ascension had freebies such as boxer shorts, it’s odd to see the lack of any incentives this time around.
With Sony releasing the PS4 Pro after God of War’s reveal — which the developers state was done on a standard PS4, there’s always the temptation for developers to optimise the game for the newer, more powerful platform that is the PS4 Pro at the cost of skimping out on the existing one, which in this case is the original PS4. However this will not be the case with God of War. Revealed at E3 2016 after a fairly accurate leak, it seems that the game will run just fine on a regular PS4.
Safe to say there will be some additional visual enhancements for the PS4 Pro, but the fact that Barlog has stated it will run as it should on the PS4 should have many a PS4 owner sighing in relief.