God of War Ragnarok will apparently launch in November this year, according to a new report by Bloomberg's Jason Schreier. Rumors that the game will be delayed until next year are, according to Schreier's sources, unfounded.
What does Jason Schreier say about God of War Ragnarok?
According to a Bloomberg report (note: article behind paywall) by trusted journalist Jason Schreier, God of War Ragnarok is still on track to launch in 2022. The game, which is being developed by Sony Santa Monica (with assistance from Valkyrie Entertainment), has been the subject of recent rumors regarding a delay to next year, but Schreier says this won't happen. He says that "three people familiar with the game's development" have confirmed it will launch this November and won't be pushed back to 2023, with "two of the [sources]" saying a God of War Ragnarok release date will be revealed later this month.
It's worth noting that Schreier does qualify his statement with "as of this week"; release dates can be subject to change on the whim of the publisher, after all, so it's entirely possible that God of War Ragnarok could still be delayed. However, Schreier's sources seem confident that the game is still on track for this year, even though it was absent from yesterday's Summer Game Fest presentation and last week's State of Play event. We'll have to wait and see what Sony announces, but Schreier is a trustworthy source, so it's looking like we will get God of War Ragnarok this year after all.
What is God of War Ragnarok?
God of War Ragnarok is the upcoming followup to 2018's reboot-slash-sequel God of War. It will once again follow Kratos and his son Atreus, who will attempt to make sense of the events that transpired at the conclusion of the first game. This time around, you'll be able to visit all nine of the Nine Realms as you try to battle against the biting winds of Fimbulwinter. God of War Ragnarok will feature similar gameplay to the 2018 title, but it'll have expanded combat options, more accessibility features, and more Norse gods to meet, including Thor. The game was revealed during the 2020 PlayStation 5 showcase and was originally slated to arrive in 2021, but was then delayed to 2022.
Right now, God of War Ragnarok is officially slated for a 2022 release. If Jason Schreier is right, then the game will launch in November for PS5 and PS4. If not, then you won't be able to play it until next year. Either way, we'll keep you posted on this one and will bring you more info as soon as we get it.