God of War Ragnarok will be playable on PS4 when it launches later this year, and you can upgrade your game if you later switch to a PS5. The sequel, which carries on the Norse mythology setting, initially appeared like it could have been exclusive to the PS5 as a showcase for its technical capabilities, but that's not the case. Though God of War Ragnarok isn’t out until November 2022, we’ve amassed all the details on cross-platform compatibility and availability for PlayStation Studio’s latest epic right here.
God of War Ragnarok PS4 and PS5 release date
God of War Ragnarok will be playable on PS4 consoles as well as PS5, launching on November 9, 2022, on both consoles. If you buy the PS4 version of God of War Ragnarok and the upgrade to a PS5 console, you'll be able to get the digital PS5 version at a discounted price (sadly, it's not a free upgrade) to save you paying full price for the game again. It's important to note that if you own a PS4 disc copy of God of War Ragnarok, you can only upgrade if you also have a PS5 with a disc drive as the upgrade process requires you to insert the PS4 disc into your PS5.
God of War Ragnarok PS4 and PS5 differences
Since God of War Ragnarok is releasing on the old PS4, as well as the modern PS5, there are going to be some technical difference between the two, but as far as we can tell, nothing is changing in terms of gameplay, story, and content.
Obviously, the PS5 version will benefit from the increased power and SSD of the PS5, so it's going to have faster loading times, enhanced visuals, and we know that you'll be able to choose between high resolution and high frame rate modes. The PS5's DualSense controller is also going to offer those enhanced haptics for greater immersion. We assume that the PS4 version will be locked to running at 30fps with a 1080p resolution, but the PS4 Pro version might have slightly better performance capabilities.
However, one difference is the price. The PS4 version of God of War Ragnarok will set you back £/$59.99 while the PS5 version costs £/$69.99. There's not really much you can do about this based on what console you own - it's not like you can buy the PS4 version and run it on your PS5 as you must pay for the PS5 upgrade.
Will God of War Ragnarok be available on PC?
At time of writing, there is no indication that God of War Ragnarok will be coming to PC at any point. That’s not to say it’s impossible, particularly given that the previous God of War game arrived on PC at the start of 2022. Other PlayStation exclusives like Days Gone and Horizon Zero Dawn have also made the jump to PC too, but it’s certainly not likely to be released on the same date as the PS4 and PS5 versions. If we do see it on Steam or the Epic Store, it probably won’t be for at least a year after the PlayStation launch on November 9.