God of War is available on PC, and Shuhei Yoshida was able to test it on Steam’s console
We live in extraordinary times in video games. Nintendo no longer has a handheld and a desktop console but has Nintendo Switch doing both. Microsoft now relies on Xbox Game Pass, a video game subscription service. PlayStation brings its exclusives to the PC, something we would never have imagined. And Valve has moved away from focusing solely on PCs, introducing a handheld console under the name Steam Deck.
If someone told us all this ten years ago, we’d probably call them crazy, but it’s now a reality. So rare is it that it’s normal to be surprised to see images like the one shared on his official Twitter profile by Shuhei Yoshida, one of the main visible faces of PlayStation, who is now in charge of Sony’s indies section.
— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) January 20, 2022
In it, we see God of War running on Steam Deck, with the Japanese man celebrating being able to enjoy the originally Santa Monica-developed title on Valve’s handheld. The game launched less than a week ago on Steam to rave reviews from both the public and the press, and those who have pre-ordered one of these machines will be able to experience the Kratos and Atreus blockbuster in handheld mode.
God of War looks set to be one of those compatible with Steam Deck, which has an official list that is updated with the different titles that the developers themselves confirm that they work correctly on the platform. In fact, the list is getting longer and longer and has all kinds of proposals:
— Wario64 (@Wario64) January 20, 2022
In relation to the launch of the Santa Monica game on PC, it is worth noting that it closed the week leading the top of Steam sales, thus confirming its success among users of Valve’s shop. In fact, on its first day, it accumulated a multitude of simultaneous players, placing it above other major PlayStation exclusives that have ended up making the leap to PC. If you are interested in our game review, you can read it here.