Despite Sony’s comments about believing generations during Mark Cerny’s first major PS5 show at GDC in March, the company has since taken an intergenerational stance on many of its exclusive products, which doesn’t seem to be finished.
Speaking to The Telegraph, Sony Interactive Entertainment head Jim Ryan was asked if Sony Santa Monica’s direct sequel to God of War, God of War: Ragnarok, will be exclusive to PS5. Ryan said I’m sorry about this, but I have nothing to say about it today.
In the past, Sony has been very clear about games exclusive to Astro’s new console, which are currently only available for Astro’s Playroom and Bluepoint’s Demon’s Souls. It was surprising to hear, for example, that Spider-Man: Miles Morales is coming to PS4 months after its first release alongside Horizon Forbidden West and Sackboy: A Big Adventure.
It is still possible that Sony will still allow God of War: Ragnarok to reach a point where the potential of the PS4 version is properly accessible, specifically, it will provide a market of over 112 million potential PS4 consoles. But given that Sony has not yet announced a release date for the Santa Monica sequel, that might be a matter of timing, too.