God of War Ragnarök: Collector’s & Jötnar Edition come with Steelbook but no discs

Since yesterday we have certainty: God of War Ragnarok appears on November 9, 2022. So in just under four months we can embark on the next great adventure of Kratos and Atreus overthrow. In line with the announcement, there were also two extensive editions presented.

the Collectors and Jotnar Editions offer a lot of physical and digital extras. The heart of each collection is a replica from Thor’s hammer out of the game. All other content and information can be found here:

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God of War Ragnarök: The game itself is only available digitally

As so often, the collector’s editions also have a chic look steel booki.e. a specially designed DVD or Blu-ray case, at. In the case of “God of War Ragnarök”, however, this shell remains empty. That Game itself is viz in both editions only in digital form contain.

There is actually no practical explanation for this. Both collector’s versions contain a lot physical extrasin the production of the disks so it shouldn’t be. Actually belongs to Jotnar Edition even one vinyl with the soundtrack, a Blu-Ray is missing.

This approach follows a trend that we already discussed Horizon Forbidden West could observe. Again, the game itself was part of the expensive ones only in digital form Collector’s Editions. A similar procedure was also used in the past Ubisoft.

Is it the consoles?

A possible reason for this development could well be the new consoles as well as the release on several, compatible consoles. A person using the digital version of the PS5 owns, could not do anything with a disc and not play the game at all.

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The editions of “God of War Ragnarök” also include both the PS4-, as well as the PS5version at. This ensures that you will definitely enjoy the game if you decide to buy a collector’s edition. In addition, it can be avoided that, for example, a special PS4-Edition for the slow seller degenerates, while the version for PS5 sold out immediately, but is still in high demand.

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The question is therefore more likely to what extent it makes sense to continue steel books for sale if none disks more are included. Of course, those who suffer from this development are again those who continue to physical copies want to hold on to. After all, you can only really do this own.