The internal release date for God of War Ragnarok has been updated from 30 September to 31 December, potentially hinting at a release sometime in Q4 2022 (October – December). The 31 December date appears to be a place-holder, according to reputable Twitter account PlayStation Game Size which first reported the internal date adjustment.
We previously reported that, thanks to the leaked release date of the game’s merchandise, God of War Ragnarok‘s release date would be pinned for 30 September 2022. However, PlayStation has now pushed that date to 31 December internally as no official release date as been announced yet.
This likely means that God of War Ragnarok will release between October and December, which marks the fourth quarter of the year. As far as we know – and according to many affirmations from Santa Monica Studio – the anticipated sequel is still targeting a 2022 release date.
There are two possible implications for this change. The first is that PlayStation is preparing to announce an official release date soon, with some believing it might show up at Summer Game Fest tomorrow. The second is that the game’s internal release date changed from Q3 to Q4 for an unknown reason.
PlayStation could still host a State of Play event in the coming weeks dedicated to God of War Ragnarok, complete with a gameplay deep dive and release date announcement. This is mainly in case it doesn’t show up at Summer Game Fest, where PlayStation is listed as an official partner.
Either way, 2022 is seeming more likely to be the year that God of War Ragnarok arrives, despite Sony being relatively quiet about the game in recent months. Of course, we can always brace ourselves for a possible delay too, if that’s still on the table.
God of War Ragnarok is currently in development for PS4 and PS5.
Source: PlayStation Game Size