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Sony respond to rumors God of War Ragnarok is PS5 exclusive

Published: 17/Nov/2020 15:21

by Andrew Highton

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Sony CEO Jim Ryan recently sat down to discuss the future of the PS5, and address rumors surrounding God of War Ragnarok, a major PS5 exclusive.

One of the key selling points for any new console is its exclusives, games that will pretty much only see the light of day on one console for the foreseeable future. There’s been some mixed reaction to many of the PS5’s current playable games also being advertised for the PS4 too.

This includes huge names such as Horizon Forbidden West and Spider-Man: Miles Morales. However, Jim Ryan, Sony CEO, has addressed possible rumors that God of War Ragnarok may not be a PS5 exclusive after all.

Will God of War be on any other console?

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Santa Monica Studios
Ragnarok is coming…but to where?

Since the first game came out on the PlayStation 2 in 2005, God of War has only ever been seen on PlayStation home consoles and portable consoles. But, in trying to appeal to a wider audience, Sony has allowed scaled-down versions (that can’t match the PS5’s power) to be accessible on the PS4 in the future.

In an interview with The Telegraph, Jim Ryan was asked to confirm whether or not God of War Ragnorak will be a PS5 exclusive.

“Sorry. I’ve got nothing about this to say today.” Not the definitive answer that many PS5 users would have been hoping for, he simply responded: “Sorry. I’ve got nothing about this to say today.”

As stated previously, if God of War Ragnorak did come to the PS4, then it would be a stripped-down version of its PS5 counterpart. It wouldn’t boast the same swift load times and there would be a noticeable drop in graphical fidelity.

Could God of War appear on a non-Sony console?

kratos and atreus in god of war
Santa Monica Studios
What stories will Ragnarok have in store for Kratos and Atreus?

Whilst we cannot rule the possibility out at this time, it would be extremely unlikely that God of War Ragnarok makes its way onto non-PlayStation platforms. Santa Monica Studios is a first-party studio for Sony and I’m sure there’s no way Sony would let GOW appear on any other hardware.

Given the immeasurable success that God of War (2018) enjoyed, it’s safe to say that the hype for a new Ragnarok will be through the roof.

League of Legends

Amumu nerfed again in League patch 10.24 after jungler’s win rate soars

Published: 26/Nov/2020 1:17

by Andrew Amos

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Amumu has risen up as the dominant jungler after the League of Legends Season 11 item rework. He was targeted in League patch 10.24, but the changes didn’t go far enough, with Riot shipping out a big hotfix on November 26.

Amumu was the big winner of the League of Legends Season 11 changes. While his winrate shot up on the Patch 10.22 thanks to a change to his ultimate, the new items on Patch 10.23 only cemented his place at the top of the jungler power rankings.

In the space of a month, he jumped from 48.88% win rate to 57.08%, according to stats site op.gg. His pick rate also went up tenfold, from 1.12% to 17.98%.

Sad Robot Amumu splash art for League of Legends
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Amumu has run away as the top jungler in League Season 11, but Riot are reining him in.

Given his outdated kit, it’s a small miracle the Sad Mummy has found his way back into the meta after years of being obsolete. Between Sunfire Aegis, Demonic Embrace, and Abyssal Mask though, it’s given Amumu a new lease on life.

However, Riot believes they’ve given him a bit too much of a leash to work with. After a small set of nerfs to begin with on League patch 10.24, they’ve gone one step further with an even bigger set of changes in a November 26 hotfix.

The hotfix includes a nerf to Amumu’s mana per level, the base damage on his E, as well as his ultimate stun duration. The three changes in tandem are designed to make Amumu less of a kill threat, having to conserve his resources for when the time is right.

“Amumu is still looking like a big outlier after the patch, overperforming other tanks and everyone else,” lead gameplay designer Mark Yetter said on Twitter.

Riot are hoping the changes bring Amumu in line with other tanks, who were nerfed hard via Sunfire Aegis, Frostfire Gauntlet, and Turbo Chemtank.

They’ll be keeping their eyes on the Sad Mummy until the next update, League patch 10.25, which is expected to drop on December 9.

The final update of the Season 10 cycle is currently set to include a bunch of new cosmetics, overhauls to Pantheon and Anivia, and more.