The bad news fell on Wednesday. The next God of War will not finally land this year on PS5. It will therefore be necessary to be patient before being able to discover the rest of the adventures of Kratos and Atreus. Note that the title developed by Santa Monica Studio will be cross-gen.
The future God of War should indeed be named Ragnarök. For the record, this term designates the end of the world in Norse mythology. Much awaited by fans, impatient to be able to play Kratos again, the title is unfortunately not ready to land on our home consoles. The news was announced by Hermen Hulst, director of PlayStation Studios, in an interview posted on the PlayStation blog.
While the game was slated for 2021, it will finally be released in 2022. A postponement which should make it possible to refine the action-adventure game as it should. “Regarding God of War, the project started a little later. We have therefore decided to postpone the game until next year, so that Santa Monica Studio can offer us an exceptional God of War ”, Hermen Hulst thus emphasizes.
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And to specify that the next God of War will be cross-gen. In other words, it will be playable on the PS4. For its part, Santa Monica Studio, which has been developing the license since its inception, also confirmed on Twitter the postponement of the release date:
“We are incredibly grateful to see the excitement of players playing the next chapter in the adventures of Kratos and Atreus. We remain focused on delivering a very high quality experience, while ensuring the safety and well-being of our team, our creative partners, and our families. With this in mind, we have decided to shift the exit window to 2022 ”.
You would have understood it, it will take patience before being able to afford God of War: Ragnarök. In the meantime, you can still (re) play the excellent God of War on PS4 and also on PS5 thanks to the backward compatibility.
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