God of War’s Photo Mode is dropping later today, via a free update.
The new mode for the game will allow you to freeze time and put your photography skills to good use with the game’s gorgeous in-engine camera.
Jeet Shroff, engineering lead at Sony Sant Monica, states of the PS Blog:
“With the Photo mode patch, which will be rolling out later today, you’ll be able to jump into the director’s chair and experience God of War through the lens of your own camera. Just fire up the game, ensure you’re connected online, and you’ll be prompted to update.”
“With God of War, we hoped to craft a game experience that was both a technical and art showcase. So adding Photo mode was a no brainer! With Photo mode, players will be able to unleash their creativity and experience the world, its fast-paced combat, the beautifully crafted environments and its deadly characters like never before.
“With player choice being such a central theme to many of the decisions we made on God of War, we sought to deliver a Photo mode with lots of options and we’re excited to put it in your hands!
Sony hasn’t announced specifically when the mode will drop, but it’s definitely due today.
As the game launched, Sony had some fun with advertising the title.
As the campaign for the game was heating up, Sony unleashed a ton of videos onto the internet – some of them a little more… uncouth… than others.
In the middle of all the promos for the game, there was one video that kind-of stood out amongst the others… and it contained a loveable little dog.
The video is a product of the official PlayStation Europe YouTube channel and seems to show a false advert for the game that apparently comes from a marketing staffer’s mistaken reading of the game title.
Dog of War, God of War… it’s easy to get mixed up.
The main hook of the video, then, is a dog dressed a Kratos. It’s worth an ‘awh’, at least.
You can see the video below.
God of War PS4 is currently the highest rated PS4 exclusive of all time with a Metacritic score of 95 from 86 reviewers. That’s pretty impressive.
Daily Star Online’s own James Wright had nothing but praise for the game, stating it is “unquestionably the greatest PS4 game to date.”
“In fact, it might just be one of the greatest games of the current console generation. It shares such refined air with the likes of the Nintendo Switch’s Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild release and only a handful more titles.
“From a pure PS4 standpoint, is it better than Uncharted 4? Undoubtedly. What about Horizon: Zero Dawn? You bet! In truth, Cory Barlog and the team have likely set a new bar for Sony PlayStation to strive for with future releases.”
You can read more of James’ glowing review here.