God of War: Ragnarok Delayed to Next Year

There's bad news for God of War fans: Sony Santa Monica has made the decision to delay God of War: Ragnarok until next year.

Published: June 2, 2021 1:11 PM /


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Sony Santa Monica has made the decision to delay God of War: Ragnarok until next year, but there is one tiny upside — it has also confirmed that the next God of War game is coming to PlayStation 4.

God of War: Ragnarok is the presumed title for the next God of War game that was teased late last year. The game's name has not yet been confirmed, although recent news about an upcoming Uncharted 4 PC release also subtly included the Ragnarok subtitle in a listing for the next God of War game.

Fans of the franchise will be happy to hear that the trend of cross-generation games isn't going away anytime soon — a new post on the PlayStation blog has confirmed that the new God of War game will also be arriving on PlayStation 4 along with Horizon Forbidden West.

"You can’t build a community of over 110 million PS4 owners and then just walk away from it, right?" Head of PlayStation Studios Hermen Hulst said in an interview on the PlayStation Blog. "I think that’d be bad news for fans of PS4, and frankly not very good business."

"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. If they want to go on and play the PS5 version, that game will be there for them."

That's certainly good news for people who haven't been able to get their hands on the PS5. Unfortunately, there's some bad news mixed up in there, too — it looks like you're going to be waiting a little longer to play God of War: Ragnarok.

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When is the God of War: Ragnarok Release Date?

The God of War: Ragnarok release date has not yet been revealed; that said, Sony Santa Monica has announced that it will be delaying the game's release until next year, as has today's PlayStation Blog post

"Since the release of the next God of War teaser last year, we've been humbled by the amount of love our community has shown us," read the announcement from Sony Santa Monica on Twitter. "We're incredibly grateful to see so many people excited to experience the next chapter of Krato and Atreus' journey."

"We remain focused on delivering a top-quality game while maintaining the safety and wellbeing of our team, creative partners, and families," the announcement continued. "With this in mind, we've made the decision to shift our release window to 2022."

The delay is certainly disappointing, but it has apparently been in the works for some time; according to Bloomberg's Jason Schreier, the God of War: Ragnarok delay was decided "months ago." For now, there's still the possibility that we'll be hearing more about this new God of War game as E3 season picks up.

Are you disappointed that you'll have to wait until 2022 to play God of War: Ragnarok? Do you think it will do a good job of picking up the storyline from the 2018 game? Let us know in the comments below!

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