God of War Ragnarok pre-orders open this morning but it seems that retailers have already begun sending promotional emails out regarding the game. A UK game shop called ShopTo sent an email out to subscribers that detailed some of the PS5 features players can expect when the game launches later this year. The email lists some of the graphics modes in God of War Ragnarok, for example.
Of course, it goes without saying that God of War Ragnarok will feature other PS5 features including 3D Audio, adaptive trigger functionality and immersive haptic feedback on the PS5. The email suggests that the game features “multidirectional 3D Audio” which allows players to hear enemies in the environment as they approach from any direction.
Outside of the sound and controller features, God of War Ragnarok will also offer two graphics modes for players. The first is a full 4K resolution mode that renders the game at native 3840×2160 and runs at 30FPS. Then there’s the second mode which offers a dynamic resolution upscaled to 4K and targets 60FPS.
The second graphics mode might be the better option for players looking for a high frame rate experience. However, for those who prefer sharp visuals and refined objects, the native 4K mode will be the best-looking mode out of the two. We might also get new graphics modes for God of War Ragnarok later down the line. Sony has a knack for releasing high frame rate modes for its first-party games well after launch. For example, Horizon Forbidden West was just recently updated with a high-frame-rate mode that targets 120FPS. The game also got patched with a 40Hz mode that piggybacks off the high frame rate mode.
There’s no word yet on the PS4 version of God of War Ragnarok. The game will most likely run at 1080p 30FPS on the base PS4 and a higher resolution on the PS4 Pro. The email sent out only details the PS5 version and reads:
- Feel your journey through the Norse realms, made possible by immersive haptic feedback and adaptive trigger functionality.
- Take advantage of multidirectional 3D Audio; hear enemies approaching from any direction.
- Bask in the beautiful worlds you travel through, brought to life by precise art direction and arresting attention to detail.
- Switch between full 4K resolution at a targeted 30 frames per second, or dynamic resolution upscaled to 4K at a targeted 60fps
God of War Ragnarok is set to launch on 9 November 2022. Catch up on the entire list of special and collector’s editions here and watch the latest trailer below.