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God of War sequel delayed into 2022

Ragnarok will have to wait, as God of War sequel is delayed.

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Ragnarok will have to wait, as Sony’s God of War sequel is delayed.

Sony has remained understandably tight-lipped on potential release dates for some of its most anticipated titles. Despite revealing a full 14-minutes of gameplay at last week’s State of Play, we still don’t know the release date for Horizon Forbidden West – a game that is supposedly arriving this year. However, one game we will not be getting our hands on in 2021 is the God of War sequel.

Santa Monica took to Twitter to announce the delay of their eagerly anticipated follow-up. In their post, they recited the familiar delay speech:

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“We remained 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.”

Santa Monica revealed the project last year, with a targeted release of 2021. However, with many studios feeling the effects of working from home, this delay, like the many others, is not surprising.

Additionally, PlayStation Studios head Herman Hulst has revealed that Horizon Forbidden West is on target for a late 2021 release but “isn’t quite certain yet” on a date. This gives some insight into how Sony has been approaching release scheduling amidst the pandemic.

While it is disappointing to know we won’t be continuing the story of Kratos and Atreus for some time, it is reassuring that PlayStation seems comfortable with taking their time.


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