God of War offers one of the best implementation for PS4 Pro support with a resolution and performance mode that can be easily toggled from the options menu. One of the perk of the PS4 Pro is that if you don’t own a 4K screen, you can still enjoy a much higher frame rate that targets 60 FPS on the PS4 Pro. When the game was initially released, the frame rate wasn’t as stable with it dropping as sub-50 FPS on the PS4 Pro. This appears to have changed with the new updates that seem to have improvement performance not only for the 60 FPS mode, but also the 30 FPS mode that runs at 4K checkerboard resolution on the PS4 Pro.
If you haven’t managed to see it, Digital Foundry had conducted a great analysis of the game before its launch and in their analysis, they mentioned that despite offering a great support, the 30 FPS mode for God of War on the PS4 Pro wasn’t exactly solid 30 FPS with minor frame rate drops. The same was true for the 60 FPS mode which appeared to target it but could drop below 50 FPS.
Since then, God of War has received atleast 3 updates including a big one that patched the game to version 1.10. The game is currently at version 1.12 which means 2 more smaller updates were released after it. This has all resulted in the performance of the game improving near its launch which is a testament to the work done by Sony Santa Monica Studios.
NXGamer has conducted his analysis of the game and confirmed that it runs at a locked 30 FPS on the base PS4 and the 4K CB mode on the PS4 Pro. The frame rate for the PS4 Pro now also averages higher than it did pre-launch and seems to hit an average of 56 FPS. It is possible that the frame rate might fluctuate further with the more demanding scenes but it is still a respectable range for the game considering the visuals it offers.
God of War is available now exclusively for the PS4. It was developed by Sony Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.