God of War’s PC port studio says it’s working with Sony on a ‘flagship’ live service game
Jetpack Interactive is also still working on the God of War franchise
The studio behind the PC version of God of War has said it’s working with Sony on a “flagship” live service game.
Vancouver, Canada-based Jetpack Interactive is also still working on the God of War series, it’s claimed, perhaps suggesting that plans are in motion to bring upcoming PlayStation sequel God of War Ragnarök to PC sooner rather than later.
Jetpack, which bills itself as a “small and nimble team”, is currently looking to hire programmers for work on the upcoming live service game.
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“We’re excited to embark on a new live services title with Sony – and we’re ready to launch,” it said in a LinkedIn post this month. “If you’re an experienced game developer and want to join our team to ship a AAA title, reach out!”
Elsewhere, the studio said it’s currently “working directly with Sony to develop one of its flagship IPs within its much anticipated live services games portfolio”.
PlayStation currently only has one live service game (MLB The Show 2022), but it said in May that it’s planning to have 12 live service titles in the market during its fiscal year ending in March 2026.
Jetpack previously made the PS4 port of Orcs Must Die! Unchained, provided engineering support for the PC version of Dark Souls, and offered various support services for EA’s NBA Live franchise.
The studio also said on LinkedIn that it continues to work with Sony on the God of War franchise.
“Recently, Jetpack has been working alongside Sony Interactive (Santa Monica Studio) on God Of War projects, including the port of GOW 2018 to PC/Steam, which it released in January 2022.
“The port has been commercially successful and the game received praise from critics and Sony Santa Monica itself. Jetpack continues to work with Sony Santa Monica on the God Of War franchise.”
Sony has yet to officially confirm a PC version of God of War Ragnarök, which will be released for PS4 and PS5 in November, but one would seem to be a sure bet in the future.
As well as boosting its live service output, Sony expects half of its annual releases to be on PC and mobile by 2025.
PC versions of God of War and Spider-Man Remastered have already been released this year, with PC versions of Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, Sackboy: A Big Adventure and Spider-Man: Miles Morales still to come in 2022.
A video showing off the settings menu for a PC version of Returnal also leaked this week.