God Of War Sequel Pushed To 2022

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The next God of War game will miss its original 2021 release window and instead come out some time next year, Sony’s Santa Monica Studio announced today.

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“We remain focused on delivering a top-quality game while maintaining the safety and well-being of our team, creative partners, and families,” the official statement reads. “With this in mind, we’ve made the decision to shift our release window to 2022.”

The still-untitled sequel to the 2018 God of War reboot was first announced during a PlayStation 5 showcase last year. It’s set to continue the story of anti-hero Kratos and his son Atreus as they journey through the worlds of Norse mythology. According to a new interview with PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst, development has expanded to include a PlayStation 4 release.

“Where it makes sense to develop a title for both PS4 and PS5—for Horizon Forbidden West, the next God of War, [Gran Turismo 7]—we’ll continue looking at that,” Hulst explained. “And if PS4 owners want to play that game, then they can. If they want to go on and play the PS5 version, that game will be there for them.”

Staff Writer, Kotaku

DISCUSSION

macklemoreorless
Mackleless

This game was never coming out in 2021. In the same time frame between the anouncement of God of War and its release date, the anouncement came with a significant gameplay demo. God of War Ragnarok (or whatevs) gave us only a title screen. This is standard (although genius) Sony practice of anouncing games with unrealistic release dates to out-hype Microsoft. Long before X1 actually lost the race to PS4 it lost the race in the minds of gamers because Sony had killer E3 presence. I mean in large part they delivered, so kudos to them. But they always promise games are coming sooner to build hype against the competition, secure console sales now, and just delay the games later.