Sony Santa Monica has released a brand new update for God of War. But this won’t interest you if you’re on PS4 because this is a next-gen patch. This is for the lucky sods who managed to get a PS5 pre-order.
The new update is out today and it adds “enhanced performance mode” for the game when it runs on a PS5 console. I’ve tried it out and it is very, very impressive. So much so, I may actually have to flip a coin between this and Control: Ultimate Edition to decide which game gets my time during the evenings this week. The coin is rigged. It will be God of War.
I’ve previously only played a couple of hours of God of War, and while I was impressed with the game running at a close-to-locked 60fps when the PS5 released, I’m even more impressed after the latest update.
But enough of my blabber. I’ve played the game and recorded the results, and in this case, the video really does do all the talking. It looks brilliant, and if I was told that this was a PS5 launch game, I wouldn’t bat an eye.
As a reminder, God of War is a free PS Plus game on PS5 if you’re a paying PS Plus member. It’s one of over a dozen great games that are available to PS Plus members on PS5. Uncharted 4, Ratchet & Clank, The Last of Us, and more flesh out the offering. Fingers crossed a few more games get some next-gen patches.