David Jaffe, the former God of War owner, is pretty sure that God of War: Ragnarok will be released as a PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 cross-gen game. For both the original God of War and God of War 2, released back in 2007, David Jaffe served as a producer. He hasn’t served on the God of War series ever since, which involves the publication of God of War and God of War: Ragnarok in 2018. While he has no direct knowledge of the latest ventures, he still has an insightful view of the series.
Former Santa Monica Studios game director David Jaffe chatted with fans on a variety of topics in a Livestream earlier this week as he played God of War that is a Cory Barlog’s version. A fan asked if he felt the God of War: Ragnarok would be cross-generational.
“Oh, I’m sure the next God of War will be PS4/PS5,” Jaffe said. “Of course it will. I mean, Jim Ryan has pretty much even said so.”
While he scarcely gave his point of view, it started to spread across social media as though it were the truth. Jaffe did not like that there was more weight given to his remarks than they required. The former director of the original God of War and God of War II released a colourful reply making clear that his comments were just his opinion and that he has ‘zero awareness’ of Sony’s game plans.
Folks probably gave more weight to Jaffe’s opinion simply because of his prior work on the series. Since 2007, however, he has not worked for Santa Monica Studios. While, after establishing his own studio, Eat Sleep Play, he still maintained a partnership with Sony, he eventually left the company in 2012. So he doesn’t even have an inside scoop on Ragnarok’s inner workings.
Is There Any God of War: Ragnarok For PS4?
We’re not sure what rumours are mentioning Jim Ryan “saying as much” to Jaffe. A big fat, “no comment.” was the last official comment from Sony on whether PS4 players would get the game. In November, The Telegraph asked the CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment if God of War: Ragnarok would also be released on the PlayStation 4.
“Sorry, I have nothing to say about that,” Ryan replied to the question.
That being said, the opinion of Jaffe was not without validity. While Sony has started to discontinue the PlayStation 4, it recently announced that for some years to come it will remain committed to developing games for the PS4. If the introduction of God of War: Ragnarok is not cross-generational, it is tough to see it potentially not finding its way to the PlayStation 4.