God of War runs at up to 60 frames per second on PlayStation 5, developer Sony Santa Monica has confirmed.
You get this by selecting the “Favor Performance” video option. In its tweet announcing the mode, Sony Santa Monica didn’t mention any additional performance or graphical effects.
God of War on base PS4 runs at 1080p30, whereas on PS4 Pro two options are available: checkerboard 4K mode, which does a good job of holding steady at 30fps in most scenes, and a performance-orientated mode running at full HD resolution with an unlocked frame-rate. According to Digital Foundry’s God of War analysis, “a stable 60 frames per second is off the table here and the frame-rate is left to run wild instead with noticeable judder. What this mode basically delivers is something more in line with, say, God of War 3 or Ascension on PlayStation 3. The frame-rate averages in the mid to upper 40s most of the time during any skirmish while some of the quieter moments can jump up to or around 60fps.”