The God of War Ragnarok release date won’t be in 2021, Sony Santa Monica announced on Twitter.
Hermen Hulst, head of PlayStation Studios, also confirmed the God of War Ragnarok delay in a new PlayStation Blog post and offered some insight as to why the delay is necessary.
Hulst said access to performance capture and talent proved a significant hurdle for both God of War Ragnarok and Horizon: Forbidden West, whose release date is still uncertain at this point.
Additionally, God of War Ragnarok development began later than other first-party PlayStation games currently in production.
However, Sony Santa Monica also suggested COVID restrictions and concerns are behind the delay.
God of War Ragnarok Delayed to 2022
The statement released on Twitter said the need to keep teams and families safe while still delivering the best quality possible influenced the decision to push God of War Ragnarok to 2022.
Whenever it does release, God of War Ragnarok cross-generation will still be a thing, as the game will release on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.
Of course, that could change between now and release, but at the very least, it’s what Sony plans on for now.
[Source: PlayStation Blog]