God of War: Ragnarok will only be launched next year as it has been officially delayed to 2022. Sony announced this in the evening on the official PlayStation blog.
God of War: Ragnarok officially delayed
Sony has confirmed that God of War: Ragnarok will no longer be released this year, as the new adventures of Kratos has been delayed until 2022. This step is justified with the challenges of the past year, which had an impact on many game developments – including Horizon Forbidden West.
“And for God of War, the project started a little later. So we’ve made the decision to push that game out to next year, to ensure that Santa Monica Studio can deliver the amazing God of War game that we all want to play,” said Sony’s Hermen Hulst in a Q&A session on the PlayStation Blog. In both God of War and Horizon Forbidden West, it was noticeable that the required performance capture process and talented actors could not be used.
Sony Santa Monica again spoke up in a tweet and confirmed the delay:
— Santa Monica Studio Is Hiring (@SonySantaMonica) June 2, 2021
Almost in passing, it was also mentioned that God of War: Ragnarok, or whatever the title may be called, will be released for the PS4. The same applies to Gran Turismo 7, as we report in a separate report.
“Where it makes sense to develop a title for both PS4 and PS5 — for Horizon Forbidden West, the next God of War, GT7 — we’ll continue looking at that. And if PS4 owners want to play that game, then they can,” said Hulst on the subject.