God Of War Sequel Pushed To 2022

God Of War Sequel Pushed To 2022
Screenshot: Santa Monica Studio / Sony

The next God of War game will miss its original 2021 release window and instead come out some time next year, Sony’s Santa Monica Studio announced today.

“We remain focused on delivering a top-quality game while maintaining the safety and well-being of our team, creative partners, and families,” the official statement reads. “With this in mind, we’ve made the decision to shift our release window to 2022.”

The still-untitled sequel to the 2018 God of War reboot was first announced during a PlayStation 5 showcase last year. It’s set to continue the story of anti-hero Kratos and his son Atreus as they journey through the worlds of Norse mythology. According to a new interview with PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst, development has expanded to include a PlayStation 4 release.

“Where it makes sense to develop a title for both PS4 and PS5 — for Horizon Forbidden West, the next God of War, [Gran Turismo 7] — we’ll continue looking at that,” Hulst explained. “And if PS4 owners want to play that game, then they can. If they want to go on and play the PS5 version, that game will be there for them.”

Comments

  • Amazing to think that a game coming out in 2022 will be playable on a console that released in 2013.
    Cross generation really sucks.

  • Given how few people can actually get their hands on a PS5 these days, I’m much more sympathetic to the desire to release new games on both generations. I’m sure the primary consideration is that the install base is so small that by ignoring the established base they’re leaving money on the table, but it also works out for consumers who want a PS5 and can’t get one without paying double or more the retail price to a scalper.

    Well. It works out for consumers if the PS4 can handle the game, anyway. Cyberpunk on last-gen was a spectacular fucking mistake.

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