God of War’s port to PC is not being developed in-house by Sony Santa Monica, and instead has been outsourced to Canadian team Jetpack Interactive. According to a statement sent to Ars Technica, the series creator will “oversee” the project. The platform holder roped in an external team to develop Horizon Zero Dawn’s computer-based conversion, but Days Gone was handled internally by original developer Sony Bend.
While not necessarily a household name, Jetpack Interactive has worked on a number of high-profile franchises, such as Dark Souls and Plants vs Zombies, so it certainly has the credentials to handle a project like this. Fascinatingly, VGC noted that one Jetpack Interactive employee lists God of War: Ragnarok as a current project, but it’s possible the team is also helping Sony Santa Monica with the sequel.
The Japanese giant is working to bring its portfolio of hits to a wider audience, and boss Jim Ryan has expressed his frustration at gating gamers from playing his company’s games. All of this means you should expect more ports and projects like PlayStation Productions moving forwards, as the Japanese giant looks to bring its biggest brands into more homes.
[source arstechnica.com, via videogameschronicle.com]
Makes sense to me, outsourcing is how most PC and Switch conversions in this vein are made.
Have to say I’m loving that shade of red for the PC tag. Very snazzy.
Almost thought that said Jetpack Joyride lol.
Surprised Nixxes isn't doing it
Hopefully the port is good for PC player's sake.
@TechaNinja that's funny I thought the same thing lol
Good to hear, I don't mind for exclusives to go to pc just dont want resources to be taken away from new PS5 games to work on ports.
@PlatinumGamer They probably haven't had time, I suspect any PS Studios games from next year onwards will be done by them.
Good, it better not be
Ports should be handled by third party studios, making new games and sequels already take so much time.
When they say "series creator" is working on it who do they mean exactly?
@PlatinumGamer I would think they're working on something else, like maybe the Uncharted 4 port
Good if they wanna port 1st party games to PC fine but don't be wasting your studio's time and resources on it these ports shouldn't be a priority
@3Above Sony Santa Monica
@ZeroAbbadon ahhhhhh ok thanks. Was thinking they meant David Jaffe for a moment 😅
This is very good news. Increasing both the likelihood of it being a good conversion and reducing the chance of it delaying later games.
What they should be doing is making sure the post are done in a cost effective way, internal or external, and perform well so they sell well. That way Sony has more return on investment, meaning more funds to invest into developing new games, and finally resulting in more fantastic games for us to play. That is the point in all this, great games to play not one upping other gamers over who can play what.
@3Above probably Cory Barlog,every fan should know series creator is DAVID JAFFE
Santa Monica spoops me out. Isn’t that where the vampires live?
Wasn't the DS port bad though and needed mods to fix it?
@WallyWest they ported God of War to the DS?
@SystemAddict nah, there are plenty Downtown 😉
Suppose I should be relieved to know that Santa Monica isn't being forced to devote manpower to this, thus potentially causing us to wait even longer for Ragnarok.
But honestly, this is what Sony bought Nixxes for, right? Or are their hands a little too full with porting GT7 to PC in less than a year?
Wait, series creator....Jaffe?
Would have preferred the PC port being handled by QLOC or Iron Galaxy instead, but oh well... I hope those guys deliver a solid PC port cause PC players have extremely high demands for their PC ports
Not surprising news, Santa Monica is super busy with Ragnarok.
I don't blame them. They bigger things to deal with than pandering to the "master race".
@PlatinumGamer They do Playstation support & PC ports
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