Ah, the eternal question: will Sony release God of War: Ragnarok on the PlayStation 4 as well as the PlayStation 5? Our opinion: buckle yourselves in for a cross-gen sequel, folks – but until Sony officially clarifies, it’s all just speculation. That’s what series creator David Jaffe was also doing on a livestream this week, but it didn’t take long for the media to pick up on his comments and run with them.
“Oh, I’m sure the next God of War will be PS4 [and] PS5,” he said, clearly sharing an opinion. “Of course it will. I mean [PlayStation boss] Jim Ryan has pretty much said as much.” Jaffe is referring to various interviews with the Sony bigwig where he’s stressed the importance of the company’s last-gen console. Late last year, he also dropped a big fat “no comment” when asked specifically about Ragnarok’s availability.
Nevertheless, Jaffe was sharing an opinion, and since the story started to circulate around the web, he’s put out a clarification tweet in his trademark style. Apologies for the cursing within:
What @‘s the matter w/some of y’all fuckstix?! I have ZERO knowledge if the new GOW Is crossgen (but come on, of course it is). I was stating an opinion based on things Jim Ryan has said in press and the fact that I’m not a fucking moron. It’s not my place to reveal ANY GOW info.— David Jaffe (@davidscottjaffe) January 6, 2021
It was obvious that the former Sony Santa Monica man was merely airing an opinion, and we happen to agree with him. Ultimately, though, until the platform holder comes out and clarifies exactly which consoles you can expect to play God of War: Ragnarok on, this is all just educated speculation. So let’s wait and see what future announcements bring, eh?