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The sequel to God of War has been delayed to 2022

Since the release of the next God of War teaser last year, we've been humbled by the amount of love our community has shown us. We're incredibly grateful to see so many people excited to experience the next chapter of Kratos and Atreus' journey...

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Doge59d ago

A delay and a PS4 version ain't that surprising at all. Take your time!

Army_of_Darkness59d ago (Edited 59d ago )

"While the news of God of War’s delay and uncertainty surrounding the release window of the next Horizon title might be disappointing, Hulst made a statement about avoiding crunch at its studios. “With these things, something’s gotta give. It cannot be the quality of our titles, and it surely won’t be the health of the wellbeing of our amazing team.”

Gonna give mad respect to This Head of PlayStation Studios guy Hermen Hulst! He cares about the quality of Ps games as well as the wellbeing of his employees.

https://www.theverge.com/20...

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ABizzel159d ago

I said this from the beginning. God of War has almost always been a Spring release, and with the hardware shortages it just makes more sense to push it to Spring 2022 to get the next fiscal year started or end the 2021 fiscal year with a bang.

Horizon is the only concern now, it could be a holiday 2021 release, but I wouldn't be surprised if they move it to an early 2022 title like Janurary / February. Regardless just release these great games in good conditions when they're ready, and I can't wait to see the performance jump we get 2 - 3 years down the road with games already looking as good as they are, when the SSD's are being utilized to stream worlds, and resolution scaling.

bouzebbal59d ago

No worries, I actually thought 2021 was too soon for a God of War especially when they haven't shown much..
This year we got Returnal, next is Ratchet then Horizon.. GT7 hopefully later this year

hectorius59d ago

bouzebbal9h ago
No worries, I actually thought 2021 was too soon for a God of War especially when they haven't shown much..
This year we got Returnal, next is Ratchet then Horizon.. GT7 hopefully later this year***

GT 7 is highly unlikely when GT Sport has been selected for the first ever 5 event Olympic Virtual Series.

https://www.gtplanet.net/gt...

CorndogBurglar59d ago

@GlaciusZero

"A delayed game is a good game."

Wasn't Cyberpunk delayed multiple times?

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UnSelf59d ago

Even if I didn’t have a ps5 I wouldn’t want them to make a PS4 version. Smh!

Gazondaily59d ago

"We believe in generations"

🤣🤣🤣

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KillBill59d ago

@cheapweasel - "Demon Souls, Ratchet and Clank, Returnal, Destruction All Stars" ..."I guess Microsoft doesn't even believe in games." You name 4 1st party games and suggest then that Microsoft doesn't believe in games. Why? Do you imagine Microsoft invested billions of dollars in studios because they don't believe in games?

RexRuthless59d ago (Edited 59d ago )

The “I can’t find a ps5 because shortages” excuse is lame. PS5 is the fastest selling console in US history in both unit and dollar sales. Sony didn’t pull this cross gen nonsense with the PS4 either. The game will still be great probably but it would’ve been so much better as an exclusive with more ambition realized without the restriction of old tech holding it down. There’s a bunch of games that have come out since next gen consoles have released that have been “good” but you can obviously tell have been held back by cross gen.

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neutralgamer199259d ago

I don't think anybody expected this to come out in 2021 realistically. Take your time make this the best God of war ever

KillBill59d ago

Not sure you have been paying attention to twitter and the social media sites because it for sure has been propped up as a likely 2021 release by many.

Sure many of us never imagined it nor Horizon as being 2021 release but doesn't stop people from making the claims anyway.

Prubar59d ago

Didn’t PS take jabs at MS for cross gen? Either way I haven’t been able to get my hands on a PS5 so maybe it’ll have to do.

darthv7259d ago

I did just that with spider-man mm. got it on the ps4 because i couldnt get a 5. Was planning to do the same for horizon but now I have the 5 (and it came with the 5 ver of SM:MM) so i gave my son my pro and copy of MM. it's nice to know they will continue to support the previous platform, esp since the current is going to continue to be strapped through to next year.

dumahim59d ago (Edited 59d ago )

Yep. They did. So at this point, other than Gran Turismo (which they could also make cross-gen), do we know of any PS5 only games?

edit: The interview with Herman says they're looking into PS4 for Gran Turismo as well.

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cd159d ago (Edited 59d ago )

@dumahim

Just the 4 so far I think. Astro's Playroom, Demon Souls, Returnal and R&C next week.

EDIT - Stupidly forgot about Destruction Allstars - we even got it with PS+ ffs!

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roadkillers59d ago

That's dumb, why release a marquee game on a console that has a successor over a year later? This is ridiculously stupid, might as well just place it on PSNow so everyone with a potato can play. Why exclude anyone at that point.

JEECE59d ago

Yeah, why are they leaving the 150+ million PS2 owners behind?

darthv7259d ago (Edited 59d ago )

Maybe they are sticking with tradition. Ever since the first GoW on PS2 we have had at least two releases per platform / generation. GoW 1 & 2 on PS2. GoW Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta on PSP. GoW 3 & Ascension on PS3. GoW reboot and its sequel on PS4 sounds about right. Plus it isnt like a PS4 version is going to take anything away from the PS5. Both will be built to the individual strengths of their respected hardware.

So what are the odds they will do the same with GT7? We know it will run on PS4 but they could hold it over specifically for the PS5. All other releases had odd number first release on the platform with an even number finish for the generation. GT1 & 2 (PS1), GT3 & 4 (PS2), GT5 & 6 (PS3), GTS (PS4), GT7 & 8 (PS5). Only Sport was the black sheep, but then again it wasnt meant to be a proper numbered release as it was more online and FIA centered.

outsider162459d ago

Yeah after seeing Horizon FW running on the PS5, i wont doubt their cross gen limitation. And was anyone surprised by the delay. It was gonna happen anyway.

Aquafiniac59d ago

Where does it say PS4 version?
I can’t seem to find where they said it

alb189959d ago

Hahaha, I'm not surprised about the delay, I knew the announcement have been made just to make dream some Fanboy and I'm not surprised ether of the reaction on n4g about this news because everything that Sony does makes sense and is for good hahahaha!

TheProblem59d ago

“ I knew the announcement have been made just to make dream some Fanboy”

I think some you Xbox fanatics need to work on your education…

alb189959d ago (Edited 59d ago )

Theproblem, I know I don't speak English, it is not my first lenguage but that doesn't mean that my education is worst than yours and it isn't important ether.

GameZenith59d ago

How about a delay and only on PS4?

Popsicle59d ago (Edited 59d ago )

I couldn’t care less about the delay as would rather them take the time necessary to make the game the best it can be. However, I am beginning to wonder why I bothered to invest in gen 9 hardware if I am going to be stuck in gen 8 for the foreseeable future.

Seraphim59d ago

I expected it to be 2022. GoW has a tendency to release in March of the following year of it's expected release year. Many have had a 'XX scheduled release only to be pushed to into March of the following year. There may be the exception to this but every single one that I can recall has been pushed to March. That's just how it always goes.

TheEroica59d ago

Take your time, sure, but why announce a game so far in advance? Sucks for fans. I don't do hype.

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BigBosss59d ago

Honestly, I saw this coming. Take your time with the game anyways.

RaidenBlack59d ago

Yea, most people saw this coming.
Hope Forbidden West gets a 2021 release date.

NeoGamer23259d ago

I want them to ship great quality games (as usual). If Horizon slides, it slides. I want a complete and relatively bug free game. Not a bug ridden game just to get it out in a timeframe.

Gamers should always want quality over quantity.

Tacoboto59d ago

I wonder if anyone actually thought this would've hit 2021. As for PS4... The original God of War 2 released as a PS2-only title after the PS3 was released. This is at least better than that with a native new-gen version.

(And no, being cross-gen won't hold it back. That was a stupid argument against Xbox a year ago and it'll continue to be a stupid argument to attempt to use against Sony.)

outsider162459d ago

I think that cross gen argument against xbox came about when they showed off Halo. Looking at HFW..i admit i was wrong.

darthv7259d ago

I remember Barlog expressing how the sequel would take less time to complete due to the bulk of the first game was all around building the engine and getting all the toolsets in place to make the game. So the notion of 2021 was in the realm of possibility. But he stated that back in like 2019 BC (before covid). Things change.

Noskypeno59d ago

The thing about Halo infinite is that it's made with 60 fps in mind, even tho I would love if they had a 30 fps mode to match the 2018 graphics, which would give horizon 2 a run for it's money. And if we were to believe the rumors, the game just wasn't ready to be shown( even tho it was supposed to launch 4 months after).

Majin-vegeta59d ago

All in all covid screwed everyone.

CaptainHenry91659d ago

And it's going to keep on screwing everyone for the next couple of years or even longer. It definitely screwed people that's trying to buy new GPUs

XabiDaChosenOne59d ago

Covid didn't screw anybody, government policies did.

Storm2359d ago

COVID didn’t screw anybody? Like...nobody? Do you really believe that?

XabiDaChosenOne59d ago

Do you believe COVID screwed everyone? Like everyone?

bneals59d ago

Covid killed my father-in-law law. Can we agree that covid screwed him or do we have to play these dumb semantic games?

RedDevils59d ago

Ok we know Covid is a myth and you're the next Einstein.

XabiDaChosenOne59d ago

@bneals Is your father in law everybody? I don't think so. Sorry for your loss but according to the CDC Covid has a 99% survival rate. So, to reiterate Covid didn't screw "everybody". And the argument can be made that it was the government policies of States around the world that did the most damage.

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Rebel_Scum59d ago

Not really. Life’s been pretty normal for those who worked from home pre-pandemic and lived in New Zealand or Australia.

Gamer7559d ago

I'm from New Zealand and can confirm that we are pretty much back to normal

Paytaa59d ago

we believe in generations

Tedakin59d ago

Yes it's sad God of War and Gran Turismo 7 will now be held back due to last gen.

AnotherGamer59d ago

It's easy to see because ps5 are really hard to find these days. Covid just ruined everything ugh.

MajorLazer59d ago

Really dissapointing. Even Horizon, the gameplay looks phenomenal but I can't shake the feeling it could have been better if it was PS5 only.

RaiderNation59d ago

They do...

Astrobot - PS5 only
Demon's Souls - PS5 only
Returnal - PS5 only
Ratchet and Clank - PS5 Only
Final Fantasy 7 Intergrade DLC - PS5 only
Destruction All Stars - PS5 only

They've shown that they believe in generations a hell of a lot more than MS has.

Paytaa59d ago

you believe in generations

CheerUpButtercup59d ago

That's one way to bring MS into the conversation when no one else was. Stay on target.

RaiderNation59d ago (Edited 59d ago )

@CheerUpButtercup

Regardless, it's pointless to try and call Sony out for saying "we believe in generations" when CLEARLY they are demonstrating it by releasing actual next gen exclusives. Trying to use that quote against them at this point is asinine and makes YOU (not you literally) look stupid.

dumahim59d ago

And how about what's coming? Anything? They started out with PS5 only titles, and now we're talking about a 2022 game being cross-gen.

RaiderNation59d ago (Edited 59d ago )

@dumahim

"And how about what's coming? Anything?"

Uh...well in about 9 days...

Ratchet and Clank A Rift Apart - next gen only
FF 7 Intergrade DLC - next gen only

And for the rest of this year and next year...

Deathloop - next gen only
Ghostwire Tokyo - next gen only
Forspoken - next gen only
Final Fantasy 16 - next gen only

And I'm sure we'll learn about more at the upcoming June event. But some of you guys running around here, acting like Sony hasn't had ANYTHING next generation only is just willfully being ignorant so you can throw your tantrums.

dumahim59d ago

@RaiderNation

Yes, I forgot about Ratchet, but that's coming out in like 2 weeks? I wasn't really thinking that close.

Everything else? It's all timed exclusive. Not PS5 only.

Banthis59d ago (Edited 59d ago )

the two big hits, god of war and horizon, will both be cross gen. Do not support the marketing stunt they did with that bs.

astrobot is a tech demo.
FF7 is a DLC fam, only that.
I agree ratched and clank, returnal and demon souls. We all know what happened to Destruction.
Ghostwire Tokyo will be multiplat, not from Sony
Deathloop will be multiplat, not from Sony
Forspoken, multiplat, not from Sony

Stop defending, you can be a fan and criticize lies.

KillBill59d ago

Astrobot - was a controller demo game. (only reason it was not on PS4 was because it was meant to show off controller and is packaged with PS5)
Demon's Souls - is a remake of a PS3 game
Returnal - is not first party and is only published by Sony
Ratchet and Clank - touted as only possible on PS5, but many are expecting a PS4 port later
Final Fantasy 7 Intergrade DLC - again not a 1st party and a very odd inclusion in such a conversation point
Destruction All Stars - Congratulations (hope you are enjoying that title on your PS5)

"They've shown that they believe in generations a hell of a lot more than MS has" Microsoft has consistently pointed out that believing in generations does not mean support of each generation on its own is needed. They believe in Play Anywhere and are pushing it more so as their mantra than the idea of limiting gaming to a single place. But you seem to be upset that they aren't using the same marketing plan as Sony?

DJStotty59d ago

@RaiderNation

"it's pointless to try and call Sony out for saying "we believe in generations"

Well, yeah they should, at PS5 buildup they were indicating all new 1st party games will be PS5 only, hence the "we believe in generations" marketing line, now they have back tracked, and are still supporting PS4 for at least 2 years.

Xbox were clear, they said no 1st party Series exclusives for at least 2 years after launch, but xbox got bashed for not supporting "generations" but your giving Sony a pass?

Both are doing the same strategy, it is just PS5 has more PS5 only games at the moment.

Neonridr59d ago

Demon Souls is a remake and FF7 is the same game still.

spicelicka59d ago

Except none of those games aside from Ratchet and Clank take advantage of "generations". Those games could easily be cross-gen they don't look that amazing, makes no sense to make those games exclusive to PS5 but restrict their biggest games with PS4.

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Shiken59d ago

God of War was literally the only game they had to make me get a PS5. Horizon and now God of War will be played on my PS4 Pro. Already have a Series X for next gen, and nothing else Sony has showed interests me outside of Ratchet and Clank. That alone is not enough though.

Tedakin59d ago

Coming to PS4 isn't surprising. Saw that coming.

Eonjay59d ago

It makes sense. Its obvious that the PS5 can't be produced fast enough to maximize game sales.
I saw this coming when Sony said that the PS5 would be in short supply until 2022.

Banthis59d ago

So MS does it and hell to them, Sony does it and it makes sense yes, it's all good. The whole we believe in generation was a marketing stunt