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The first time we heard about God of War: Ragnarok was last summer, during the PS5 launch event, and back then It was confirmed that it would reach the next generation console throughout 2021. However, the lack of news of the new installment developed by Sony Santa Monica is making us doubt more and more if it will actually go on sale this year.
Jim Ryan, Head of PlayStation, has given an interview to GQ in which he has spoken openly about the future of the company and, specifically, about the PS5 games that will be released this year. Regarding the new generation console catalog during 2021 He has talked about titles that already have an exact release date, such as Returnal (April 30) or Ratchet and Clank: A separate dimension (April 11), although he has also highlighted Horizon 2: Forbidden West, which has no release date. However, he has not discussed God of War: Ragnarok, which is also planned for this year..
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Specifically, Ryan has talked about these games when in the interview the topic of the delays due to COVID-19 and how it affects the PS5 catalog for 2021; to that the head of PlayStation has said that they trust how the development of “Returnal, Ratchet and Clank: A separate dimension and Horizon 2: Forbidden West” progresses, but did not mention God of War: Ragnarok. The interviewer, however, is not asking about Kratos’ game but about Gran Turismo 7, and Jim Ryan confirms that the racing game is delayed until 2022.
Additionally, the head of PlayStation has added a little thought on what to do when a game needs more development time: “And, you know, there are two approaches to this: you can keep the date and publish the game regardless of the quality or you can cast it when it’s correct. We have always taken the latter approach. There have been some pretty prominent cases of publishers who have tried the first approach“.
I’ve got a nice shiny bridge to sell anyone who thinks God of War is coming out this year— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) February 23, 2021
Other industry sources, such as the journalist Jason schreierThey take for granted that this new delivery will be delayed, as you can see in the tweet inserted on these lines. Thus, everything seems to indicate that God of War: Ragnarok will not come out this year as planned, something that was also dropped when the company updated several release dates of PS5 games in a video for CES 2021 and Kratos’ new game no longer showed information about a possible release this year. It remains to be seen if Sony updates the game’s launch window officially.