In any given year, PlayStation owners get their hands on several games that are platform exclusives, and we can but wait and wish for them over here in PC land. Last year’s God of War was a massively successful reinvention of the action series, and its director says he’d be completely open to making a PC port – but it’s unlikely to happen.
Cory Barlog, creative director at Sony’s Santa Monica studio, responded to a tweet from Push Square, a PlayStation site, about Death Stranding making its way to PC. The tweet asked, perhaps a bit rhetorically, “Does Death Stranding’s non-exclusivity matter?”
“Not in the least!” Barlog said, adding a heart, fish, and rainbow emoji. While Barlog works for a Sony Interactive Entertainment studio, he seemed to fully support the decision to bring Death Stranding to PC. A fan replied, suggesting it was time for a PC port for God of War, which Barlog directed.
“You know, I would love that,” he said. “It is, sadly, a decision far above my paygrade. As is proven on a daily basis, I am no Kojima.”
Barlog was being charmingly self-effacing, but it’s true that he’s in a bit of a different position than Kojima, who now is running his own studio (named, appropriately enough, Kojima Productions).
But it wasn’t all that long ago that Kojima was under similar constraints. His Metal Gear series was produced by Konami, and that company’s arrangement with Sony kept most of Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid games from reaching PCs, right up until Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes in 2014.
You know, I would love that. It is, sadly, a decision far above my paygrade. As is proven on a daily basis, I am no Kojima.
— Cory Barlog 🎮 🎃🦇🕸️ (@corybarlog) October 29, 2019
All that to say that it’s extremely unlikely that we’ll see a God of War PC port any time soon, despite its director’s openness to the idea.
In the meantime, though, if you want a God of War PC game, you can try some of these, which could scratch the itch for flashy fighting and gritty Nordic scenery.
You’ll just have to yell “BOY” at your monitor every couple minutes.