New God of War Ragnarok PS5 bundle doesn't include that epic controller

A God of War Ragnarok PS5 bundle will launch alongside the game on November 9. 

Sony released a brief trailer showing off the "next-gen immersion" of the hotly anticipated action game, concluding with a brief shot of the new bundle. 

This is a bog-standard PS5 game bundle. For a slightly reduced price, you'll get the disc edition of the PS5, one standard DualSense controller, and a digital copy of God of War Ragnarok. The Pulse 3D headset featured in the trailer is not included. 

Sadly, while we've had open God of War DualSense pre-orders for some time now, the custom controller isn't included in this bundle. It's possible Sony or individual retailers will list a more lavish Ragnarok bundle with more goodies included – and we may also see a variant featuring the digital edition PS5 – but for now it's standard stuff all the way down. Even so, a non-trivial amount of people are probably going to want a PS5 just to play Ragnarok, so this bundle will likely be pretty popular come November. 

Sony recently hinted that future PS5 flagship titles such as Ragnarok could eventually come to PC as well, and PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst is open to multi-platform launches for the platform's live service games. However, Hulst also said that even PC-bound games will remain console-exclusive for "at least a year," so the PS5 will likely be the exclusive home of Ragnarok for some time. 

As of last week, God of War Ragnarok has officially gone gold, meaning the folks at developer Sony Santa Monica have a launch build ready for discs. This effectively cements its November 9 release date, though we're sure to post-launch patches and may well see some day-one improvements as well. 

The most recent God of War Ragnarok trailer focuses on the mounting tension between Kratos and Atreus as they tackle the next leg of their journey. 

Austin Wood

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