The awaited sequel to 2018’s God of War has, unfortunately, been delayed. The game–which hasn’t been officially titled but is known as God of War: Ragnarok and God of War 2–is now set to launch in 2022. Another shocking bit of information, is that it will launch on both PS4 and PS5, even though it appeared to be a PS5 exclusive previously.
Head of PlayStation Studios Herman Hulst, stated developer Sony Santa Monica Studios is being affected by limited access to specialist technology like motion capture equipment. The interview on PlayStation Blog with Hulst says this is the cause of the delay for the next God of War title.
“For God of War, the project started a little later,” Hulst stated. “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.”
Hulst also mentioned Horizon Forbidden West, saying the game may miss its holiday 2021 launch, but assured fans that Guerrilla Games is “working as hard as [it] can” to finish it.
“With these things, something’s gotta give,” Hulst added. “It cannot be the quality of our titles, and it surely won’t be the health or the wellbeing of our amazing team.”
News regarding God of War: Ragnarok has been rather scarce since the teaser was released back in September 2020. It’s unclear what will the game will even involve or the true name.