Sony has issued an update regarding the upcoming God of War Ragnarok. While fans hoped to have their hands on the game this year, the company announced that it won’t make its initial 2021 launch window. Sony Santa Monica Studios claims that to deliver a top-quality game while maintaining their staff’s safety and well-being, the decision has been made to delay the game. Seems we have COVID to thanks once again for the delay…. Anyone else got pandemic fatigue?
Fans who were concerned about the recent reports that God of War Ragnarok was cancelled on PS4 will be happy to know that Sony confirmed a last-gen port. In a post shared on the PlayStation Blog, the company confirmed that all three large first-party games, including Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7 and God of War Ragnarok, will release on PS4.
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On the God of War Ragnarok delay, Sony said:
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.
As for the cross-platform release of God of War Ragnarok, Horizon Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7, the company confirmed PS4 releases saying:
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.
While it would have been magical to have God of War Ragnarok and Horizon Forbidden West release in 2021, Sony clearly needs more time to work on Kratos’ next big game.