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PS5 Ad Confirms Ratchet, GT7, and Returnal For First Half of 2021, Horizon 2 For Second Half

A new official ad shows various PS5 games ahead of the launch of the console, and it confirms the release window for some of them.

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Hellcat202071d ago

Absolutely amazing and can't wait for 2021

ABizzel171d ago

This makes me think God of War will be "delayed" until Spring 2022 with Horizon in the 2nd quarter, there's no need to have both of them there, and God of War has been a Spring game for a while now :)

RickRoland71d ago

Disagree there’s definitely room for both of them. God of War will sell no matter what month it releases.

Harkins172171d ago

I'd rather they take their time with GoW. 2022 it is!

bouzebbal71d ago

Wow, crazy line-up!!
I don't remember if RE8 was also confirmed for Q1?

LoveSpuds71d ago (Edited 71d ago )

I completely disagree, this is how Sony cement their reputation, the sales of Last of Us and Tsushima were completely unaffected by their close launch dates, they both sold by the boat load and, having released these games in that manner, developed a massive amount of buzz and good will from consumers who couldn't believe how impressive Sony's track record was in respect of its exclusive content.

If Horizon and God of War launched a couple of months apart they would both be hugely popular as well as, again, driving that hype and good will with gamers.

Given how impotent Microsoft are in this area, Sony should exploit that hype and reputation to the fullest and land banger after banger for the next two years before Xbox can do anything meaningful in response. Once they have that momentum there will be little MS can do to change things.

Teflon0271d ago

Forgetting they haven't shown gameplay or anything for GoW yet. They have no reason to add its release info. If they had a actual trailer already they'd probably give info. But not yet. Once the first gameplay trailer drops then I would start questioning it's release

bouzebbal71d ago

No idea what you are basing your theory on..
GoW is Q1 confirmed, that's January to March..
Horizon is Q2, covers April to end June.. That can definitely happen.. GT7 and GoW would make Q1 a massive release window

--Onilink--71d ago

Honestly, almost every major PS4 first party game was delayed at least once this gen, Sony is definitely like Nintendo in that regard, that they dont shy away from delays to make sure its the best game possible (and thats without taking covid/wfh into account)

So I wouldnt really put it out of the realm of possibilities to see GT pushed to the 2nd half of 2021 and HZD to early 2022

I expect the games to be great anyway, so I’d rather assume they will be delayed and not get dissapointed if it does happen

ABizzel171d ago (Edited 71d ago )

@Rick

They have too many other things scheduled. There's no need to have God of War there when it can come out after the holidays and have a larger install base to sell to. A 4 - 6 months delay is absolutely fine, as they still have Ratchet and Clank, Gran Turismo 7, Deathloop, Kena Bridge of Spirits, Ghostwire: Tokyo, FF16, Horizon Forbidden West, Returnal, and Destruction All-Stars all scheduled to launch in 2021 (FF16 is another possible 2022).

As much as most of us want GoW ASAP, it's not needed for Sony in 2021.

@LoveSpuds

The Last of Us and Tsushima were both selling to an install base of 110 - 120 millions PlayStation gamers. PS5 is unlikely to be at 20 million users by November 2021, whereas, they are extremely likely to be there by spring of 2022 possibly 25 million once GoW releases.

It doesn't need to come out next year. They already have around 10 announced games for 2021, God of War can roll right into 2022 where it can complete development around holiday 2021, and use the extra few months to make sure the game runs and plays flawlessly in 60fps mode, has an amazing photo mode, and add accessibility option on the scale of The Last of Us 2 for everyone to play regardless of skill and disability.

@bouzebbal

Where was God of War confirmed for Q1 2021?

1Victor71d ago

@ABizz how can a game that was TEASED not even a gameplay picture with just a ruff 1 year window be delayed 🤦🏿 Halo was delayed it was supposed to be launch game next week GOW DON’T HAVE A DATE HENCE CAN’T BE DELAYED 🤯

Christopher71d ago

If 2019 taught me anything, it's that Sony doesn't really bother with release windows for good games.

Class_Viceroy71d ago

I don't think they would of dropped that bombshell of teasing Ragnarok, only to delay it. It's actually brilliant to release these games in Year 1. X-box has NOTHING coming until 2022, besides Halo, and maybe Senua 2. If PS5 releases ALL of these games before the Xbox even gets off the ground running, Sony will have already won this generation.

ABizzel171d ago

@1Victor

By being revealed for 2021, and then Sony and the developer deciding early 2022 is a better timeframe so they don't have to deal with a crowded holiday, and can completely own the entire month the game releases unchallenged.

Some of you need to take the fanboy worship glasses off and simply let a comment be just that, a comment. There is nothing in my comment saying God of War is in trouble, its simply stating what Sony and their developers have been doing with games all 2019 and 2020 (releasing them when it makes the most sense / when they're 100% ready), and when God of War has consistently been released.

For example, God of War 1, God of War 2, God of War 3, God of War Ascension, God of War PS4, and Chains of Olympus ALL BEING RELEASED IN SPRING, with Ghost of Sparta and the mobile game being the only two not to release in Spring.

RgR71d ago

Well...i would think that if we were talking about Microsoft.

Sony has a pattern of being able to deliver exclusives all throughout the year.

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StoneyYoshi71d ago

Is it bad that this Ad gave me chills? 😅

Jin_Sakai71d ago

PS5 lineup is incredible.

Holiday 2020:
Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Demons Souls
Sackboy: A Big Adventure
Bugsnax

First half 2021:
GT7
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Returnal

Second half 2021:
Horizon: Forbidden West

StoneyYoshi71d ago

Don't forget Destruction All-Stars for January.

purple10171d ago

Console war over. Doesn't matter what Microsoft does.. there not beating that lot.

Chevalier71d ago

Damn.... I guess I got a timeline to get one now. Lol. Did not think Returnal would be coming so soon. Add in the games I ready want along with Horizon, Ratchet and GT and its turning into a must have for me now.

NeoGamer23271d ago

What a great first half for 2021!

Can't wait for GT, Returnal and R&C. Better get on picking up a PS5 early in the new year.

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Bathyj71d ago

First thing I spotted.

This is the same dialogue as the other tv spot but that felt flat to me. This one with the games really hits home

As usual it's all about the games.

jznrpg71d ago (Edited 71d ago )

Don’t sleep on Returnal! It looks really good . Rift Apart looks like the best R&C game yet and I don’t need to say anything about Forbidden West and GT7 on top of it . Amazing launch year

Daver71d ago

I agree returnal from what we have seen so far looks very nice!

LiViNgLeGaCY71d ago

Dude. Returnal looks amazing. I can't wait for that game.

Petebloodyonion71d ago

Returnal is my most anticipated PS5 game for the moment

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jznrpg71d ago

I forgot about God of War too! Even if it launches 2022 which it may or may not it doesn’t really matter but if you add God of War damn that’s too much

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