Sony bets on Astro, live service games and PC ports for 2024

The latest State of Play broadcast did not address the elephant in the room but did unveil some promising PlayStation5 games for 2025

Kostas Farkonas
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Few people ever expected Astro to carry the weight of the only PS5-exclusive Sony-produced title in 2024… yet here we are. (Image: Sony)

So just when PlayStation fans were starting to think that Sony’s much-rumored May State of Play broadcast was not going to happen after all, the company announced and held such a presentation in the span of two days — trying to keep consumer expectations in check, maybe, but also surprise gamers with some interesting news without having to compete with everyone else in the “E3-but-not-really” first ten days of June. What we got during that 30-minute presentation was confirmation of rumors about specific titles making the rounds on the Web for months, but also the unveiling of some new, promising PS5 games for 2025.

First things first: yes, God of War Ragnarok is coming to the PC on September 19. It will be almost two years after the original game was released, but PC gamers can look forward to a true 4K graphics mode and uncapped framerates, as well as support for the latest upscaling technologies — DLLS 3.7, FSR 3.1, XeSS 1.3 — and ultrawide resolutions. This version also includes the excellent God of War Ragnarok: Valhalla expansion, which impressed everyone last year. The port is jointly…

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