Sony’s subsequent God of War recreation, initially slated for a 2021 launch on PlayStation 5, has been pushed to 2022. PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst and developer Santa Monica Studio confirmed the delay on Wednesday.
Hulst, in an interview posted on the PlayStation Blog, stated the sequel to 2018’s God of War was pushed out to give Santa Monica Studio extra time to develop the title.
“So we have now, at present, two very massive, very narrative-driven video games in improvement: Horizon Forbidden West and the subsequent God of War. And for each of these, they’re frankly affected by entry to efficiency seize and expertise,” Hulst defined. “For Horizon, we expect we’re on observe to launch this vacation season. But that isn’t fairly sure but, and we’re working as exhausting as we are able to to affirm that to you as quickly as we are able to.
“And for God of War, the venture began a bit of later. So we’ve made the choice to push that recreation out to subsequent 12 months, to be sure that Santa Monica Studio can ship the wonderful God of War recreation that all of us need to play.”
On Twitter, Santa Monica Studio stated, “We remain focused on delivering a top-quality game while maintaining the safety and wellbeing of our team, creative partners, and families. With this in mind, we’ve made the decision to shift our release window to 2022.”
Sony Interactive Entertainment introduced the God of War sequel for PlayStation 5 in September, however didn’t present gameplay footage. A quick teaser trailer featured dialogue from Kratos, presumably talking to Atreus, saying, “The time draws near. You must prepare yourself.” The teaser concludes with the phrase “Ragnarok is coming.”