PS4-exclusive God of War has an April 20 release date. In the lead up to this Sony has passed on review codes to select press outlets. This has resulted in God of War’s download size being made public. If you plan to buy Kratos’ latest adventure digitally on the PS4, prepare to have 44.46GB free on your console. It’s not as bad as say, Halo 5 or Quantum Break but it’s a sizeable download all the same. God of War price digitally is same as what you’d pay for the game on disc, Rs. 3,999 ($60 in the US). Reviews for the game go live on April 12.
Pre-ordering God of War digitally nets you the following bonuses:
- Buckler of the Forge
- Shining Elven Soul Shield
This isn’t all. The digital edition of God of War also includes the following items:
- Death’s Vow armour set
- Exile’s Guardian Shield
- Dark Horse digital comic
- Dark Horse digital art book
- Dynamic PS4 theme
Despite the seemingly numerous freebies for pre-ordering God of War digitally, we’d still recommend picking the game up on disc or one of its special variants. This is simply due to the fact that you can resell the game when you’re done or play it when Sony decides to take down its servers for PS4 game downloads as we’ve seen with PS Mobile and PSP.
Sony has confirmed that the game will have a performance mode to take advantage of the PS4 Pro’s enhanced specifications even for those without a 4K TV. God of War Director Cory Barlog said that PS4 Pro owners are in for a pleasant surprise if they don’t have access to a 4K TV. Details of what exactly these modes will do are yet to be known such as if 4K TV owners can access these. Reason being, they’re different from game to game and such support isn’t standard. For example, Horizon Zero Dawnallowed PS4 Pro owners to choose between frame rate and visuals but the likes of Overwatch simply upscaled the game’s UI to 4K.
“Nope, you don’t have to, but if you do 4k is amazing, if you have a 4K TV, of course ,” Barlog tweeted to a fan who asked if the PS4 Pro is required to enjoy the game. “If you don’t, we have a performance mode that puts the extra power to good use and makes the game run so so smooth!”
“If you run in 1080 on pro it will use the power normally used to render in 4k to make the game run faster. It looks [and] moves [so] nice,” he added in another tweet.
However, Barlog did not confirm if God of War would run at 60fps in this performance mode. Instead stating it would be “smooth.”