God of Struggle Sequel Delayed to 2022, Confirmed For Each PS4 and PS5
What we’ve anticipated for fairly a while is now official. The sequel to 2018’s God of Struggle (generally known as God of Struggle Ragnarok by followers, although it doesn’t have an official title but) has been delayed to an unspecified date in 2022. Information of the delay was given by each PlayStation Studios Head Herman Hulst, in addition to the Sony Santa Monica Twitter account. Hulst additionally confirmed that the God of Struggle sequel is in growth for each PS4 and PS5, quite than as a next-gen unique.
— Santa Monica Studio Is Hiring (@SonySantaMonica) June 2, 2021
The total assertion from the developer reads:
For the reason that launch of the subsequent God of Struggle teaser final yr, we’ve been humbled by the quantity of affection our neighborhood has proven us. We’re extremely grateful to see so many individuals excited to expertise the subsequent chapter of Kratos and Atreus’ journey.
We stay centered on delivering a top-quality sport whereas sustaining the security and wellbeing of our staff, inventive companions, and households. With this in thoughts, we’ve made the choice to shift our launch window to 2022.
Thanks for all of the continued assist, we’ve received some thrilling issues within the works that we will’t wait to point out you.
-Santa Monica Studio
God of Struggle was first briefly teased again on the PS5 reveal in June, with solely a broad 2021 launch window connected to it. With no additional updates since, and frequent speak of the sport coming “when it’s accomplished,” it turned more and more apparent that the subsequent chapter of Kratos’ journey wasn’t going to launch this yr. It was solely a matter of time earlier than it was formally delayed out of the beforehand teased window. With this delay, we nonetheless solely have a normal 2022 window, so it could possibly be pushed again by as a lot as a full yr.
Hulst attributed the delay to the pandemic, saying that as a giant narrative pushed sport, the pandemic impacted entry to efficiency seize and expertise. “And for God of Struggle, the mission began slightly later. So we’ve made the choice to push that sport out to subsequent yr, to make sure that Santa Monica Studio can ship the superb God of Struggle sport that all of us need to play,” Hulst mentioned in an interview on the PlayStation Weblog. “With this stuff, one thing’s gotta give. It can’t be the standard of our titles, and it certainly received’t be the well being or the wellbeing of our superb staff.”
And after plenty of hypothesis following its announcement final yr, Hulst did lastly verify that the God of Struggle sequel is headed to PS4 as effectively. “The place it is sensible to develop a title for each PS4 and PS5 — for Horizon Forbidden West, the subsequent God of Struggle, GT7 — we’ll proceed that. ” With greater than 110 million PS4s on the market, Hulst says that it could be dangerous enterprise to simply stroll away from that viewers. Nonetheless, he was clear that showcase PS5 titles which might be solely potential on the next-gen console are nonetheless vital too. “That being mentioned, it’s additionally crucial to have showpieces for PS5, therefore the event of Returnal and Ratchet which might be unique to PS5.”
Notably, neither Santa Monica Studio nor Hulst are confirming a reputation for the God of Struggle sequel. Each merely confer with it because the “subsequent God of Struggle.” God of Struggle Ragnarok stays unconfirmed and doubtlessly incorrect right now.
The following God of Struggle releases someday in 2022 for PS4 and PS5.
[Supply: PS Weblog]