Good things come to those who wait, so it wouldn't be the worst thing if Santa Monica Studios took a bit longer on the next God of War game.
No need to rush it and keep it PS5 exclusive.
Here’s hoping it’s PS5 exclusive. And yeah, no rush for it. I’d be happy with a 2021 release date (I accidentally typed 2921) in there lol. SSM can take there time.
So much damage in people's heads.. I want this sequel tomorrow!!!
At this rate, ppl are gonna be asking for a PS6 by 2023
Here’s hoping God of War comes out when Cory Barlog says it’s ready, rather than at the whims with of the know nothing gaming press.
"Here’s hoping it’s PS5 exclusive" Why ?
Yup. Horizon will keep me busy enough.
Is that what you are worried about... this would be a cross gen game? Its been in development since the first released and Barlog said they would be able to churn out a sequel in less time thanks to all the groundwork they laid building the first one. Even if it does end up being a PS5 exclusive, there will still be the knowing that it started on a PS4 dev kit looming over it. If the game is progressing, there is no need to hold it back. Im tired of seeing games get changed from one system to another at the last minute. They need to be finished for what they started on and also release for new if that is the intention.
Agree with you darth. Plenty of other games that will take full advantage of next gen consoles. Next gen haven't even started and people are allready upset over cross gen games.
Just Microsoft’s shills trying their hardest to create negative scenarios. You can tell due to the lack of intelligence in the concerns. Cod mw was made on a modified 1998 game engine. The only things added are better sound files, textures, resolution, etc. Ie things the hardware is capable of. Scaled according to capabilities. Same with halo, crackdown, gears of war, madden, etc... The majority of games are not new. This cuts down development time and saves money all together. So let’s define “next gen”... then have the conversation. The core Xbox is the series s. Is that next gen? The game engines, are still from the 360 era.
I was really surprised that the end of the God of War teaser said 2021. I was expecting 2022 at the earliest. Next year on PS5 there's: Horizon Forbidden West, Ratchet & Clank, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Gran Turismo 7, Hogwarts Legacy, Deathloop, Scarlet Nexus, and more I'm probably missing. 2021 already looks stacked.
Alot of studios have been quiet for the past year or 2 so it's no surprise for me personally
Don't forget that the game can come out at the end of the year making it almost 2021.
2022 would be 4 years since their last game which is quite long. I think 2021 is a good time to release Ragnarok
So, I keep seeing people mentioning GT for 2021, was it ever announced ? I dont really recall seeing that on the trailer
Knowing PD's track record, 2021 may be a stretch. The updates have really dried up on GT Sport (☹) so who knows.
Can you point me to where these games are all confirmed as 2021 by Sony? I don't remember seeing a date for a lot of them by Sony yet. I really hope this many games are coming out in 2021 that would drive me to get a PS5. But, I just haven't been able to confirm all of these.
Title should say 'Santa Monica's new God of War game.....' :P
Yeah, Kratos isn't developing the game, lol.
Of course not, he would be in a management position. I pity his staff, at least what's left of them
@kneon GET BACK TO WORK BOY!! Or I will rip off your arm and beat you with it!!
3 years seems about right. Holiday 2021 is solid for the release
Also they now have the engine and a lot of experience because of GoW 2018. Things will go a lot smoother and faster now.
2022 seems more realistic. Have a feeling itll also be a ps4 release.
I’m fine if it’s 2022. But if it’s 2021, as the teaser said, I’m happy. I just hope it’s releasing only on PS5. But I wonder...
It's not like the development started a week ago, it has been in development for quite some time now. I think it's okay to release it next year, it won't be necessarily rushed out.
Exactly, Santa Monica started to work on it straight after the last one release, they also have the foundations of that shift to Norse Mythology worked out, plus Cory's team are much more stable now after the studio moved to their new location during the 2018 game's development. Assuming this comes out in April time it would have been in development for about 3 years, if Cory and co are ready to announce 2021 as a launch year, then that's their current target.
Like Shawn layden had said earlier, maybe they have to make these single player games a shorter experiences at more frequency to keep the business sustainable? Most likely would be cross gen, especially since horizon is coming on the same year. Till will tell.
Cory Barlog said the sequel won't take as long to come out as they already have the engine and groundwork set. God of War came out in April of 2018. Three years to make a sequel is plenty of time and doesn't mean the game will be rushed, chopped up or anything like that.
In any other situation I would tend to agree with you but consider 2020 and covid. I’m not sure if that full 3 year cycle is actually a 3 year cycle. Either ways time will tell.
Don’t want to sound negative without having the time or platform to explain this in more detail, but long story short Laden’s lack of vision and adaptation with the industry is a key reason why he is no longer at the company. His ideologies were close-minded and dated
You are not being negative, rather you are on point.
I hope they take all the time they need, the last one was an absolute masterpiece.
They already have the engine, the story and the gameplay mechanics mapped out. It not like they are building the game from scratch. A 3 year development cycle is not so unreasonable. Also Sony did say that game development would be shorter next gen. At the end of the day it's not a bad released window to shoot for. And if the game is not up to standards they can always delay.
If it's ready then there's no reason why it shouldn't come out. Santa Monica are a very efficient studio and given they were moving locations, essential rebuilding the studio as the last God of War was put into development now they're more stable and have the foundation of the last excellent game in the franchise under their belt. Most likely under Cory's leadership the God of War team could easily be in a far better place to make more frequent releases, we could even see more teams within the studio working on new IPs, it's just a shame that the last project didn't work out. Maybe Ragnarok will need longer in the oven, but at the moment there's nothing to indicate that's the case, the studio hasn't shown any gameplay yet, but it's already been well over 2 years since the last game and they showed the 2018 release for the first time when it had been in development for less time than that. A 2021 launch actually seems very much on track with Santa Monica's abilities to produce a game of God of War's quality from 2018.
I just hope is isn't cross gen so we can see the PS5 full power.
Speak for yourself I want it ASAP !
True .. it would’t be fair to the competition releasing so many good games in just a year. 😏
What a pointless, clueless article, nobody has any idea whatsoever on how far along development is. If it started in 2018, thats 4yrs of dev time for a sequel that already has assets made. Not every single huge game needs 5-6yrs to create, especially being a sequel.
Well obviously they are targeting a holiday 2021 release at earliest, I mean I can't see it releasing in 4-5 months. I am more concerned about "Ragnarok". Does this mean that they will conclude this story/setting with this entry? I mean I want at least 3 more games in Norse Mythology. Such a beautiful setting and so many Gods and stories to be told. I want Egypt on PS6 to be honest
Crap opinion. PS5 needs at least 2 big first party exclusives per year.
Kratos can enter whenever the hell he damn well pleases.
Fall 2021 is perfect I predict it to have best graphics and one of the best titles released next year
Said no one ever. Why in Helheim would you want to wait any longer? If there is one studio I have absolute faith in it is Santa Monica Studios. They have never released a broken game or a game that really needed a few extra months of polish. I honestly expect it to slip to spring 2022 but if Santa Monica and Cory Barlog know the game is ready that is when it is ready. I do not see Barlog agreeing to having 2021 appear in the tease if he was not very confident he and his team could meet that expectation. Unlike God of War 2018 they do not need to build the world from the ground up. If he does the one-shot again (I really hope he does) they know what they are doing this time. I'm expecting realms that were not accessible in God of War 2018 to take center stage. Who's to say they already didn't build those other realms the first time? I think they are much further along then anyone thinks.
Why not? Will be 3 years since the last God of War game
omg, who wrote this trash. I'm guess this person knows nothing on how development of AAA squeals work. Once a game goes past the 2 million mark. The production,meeting, art work, story line, new enemies,new boss and art gets started, and all the stuff that got cut might make it into the sequel. This is sounds like someone looking for attention or want someone to notice them.
It probably won't be out. They put that date to tease the fanboys but then delayed to 2022 🤣
Lol this game also coming to the PS4. PS5 install base will not be that large yet and there is no way Sony ignores the large PS4 base.
It'll be delayed anyway has most AAA games are revealed too early during development. In this case, just to hype the gamers to preorder a PS5.
I would actually like them to wait just a bit longer before dropping another game. As much as we want the new installment, We should let the break stretch while being entertained by other franchises. Let it rest a little more. No need to rush sequels so quickly cause that's how you get stale. Even IF, it's good i.e. Uncharted.
Yea last time the rush got us to fight the same Old Boss Over and Over And Over again like come on Sony who beta tests these games ???people with short memories thats who👎But it Was my only grip with the whole game true masterpiece but please variety next time.
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