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A delay and a PS4 version ain't that surprising at all. Take your time!
"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...
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.
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
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...
@GlaciusZero "A delayed game is a good game." Wasn't Cyberpunk delayed multiple times?
Even if I didn’t have a ps5 I wouldn’t want them to make a PS4 version. Smh!
"We believe in generations" 🤣🤣🤣
@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?
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.
I don't think anybody expected this to come out in 2021 realistically. Take your time make this the best God of war ever
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.
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.
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.
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.
@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!
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.
Yeah, why are they leaving the 150+ million PS2 owners behind?
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.
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.
Where does it say PS4 version? I can’t seem to find where they said it
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!
“ 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…
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.
How about a delay and only on PS4?
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.
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.
Take your time, sure, but why announce a game so far in advance? Sucks for fans. I don't do hype.
Honestly, I saw this coming. Take your time with the game anyways.
Yea, most people saw this coming. Hope Forbidden West gets a 2021 release date.
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.
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.)
I think that cross gen argument against xbox came about when they showed off Halo. Looking at HFW..i admit i was wrong.
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.
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).
All in all covid screwed everyone.
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
Covid didn't screw anybody, government policies did.
COVID didn’t screw anybody? Like...nobody? Do you really believe that?
Do you believe COVID screwed everyone? Like everyone?
Covid killed my father-in-law law. Can we agree that covid screwed him or do we have to play these dumb semantic games?
Ok we know Covid is a myth and you're the next Einstein.
@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.
Not really. Life’s been pretty normal for those who worked from home pre-pandemic and lived in New Zealand or Australia.
I'm from New Zealand and can confirm that we are pretty much back to normal
we believe in generations
Yes it's sad God of War and Gran Turismo 7 will now be held back due to last gen.
It's easy to see because ps5 are really hard to find these days. Covid just ruined everything ugh.
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.
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.
you believe in generations
That's one way to bring MS into the conversation when no one else was. Stay on target.
@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.
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.
@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.
@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.
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.
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?
@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.
Demon Souls is a remake and FF7 is the same game still.
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.
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.
Coming to PS4 isn't surprising. Saw that coming.
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.
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
Welp. Can't say I'm surprised. Had a feeling they were going to be cross gen. Some of their biggest games and only releasing them on PS5 when the install base isn't there yet wouldn't have made sense for them. Although games like Spiderman have been selling better on PS5 than on PS4 so maybe they didn't anticipate more people buying games on the PS5 than PS4 before they started already developing the games.
This in a nutshell. You have one system that has over 100 million sold vs a console being held back by a pandemic and global silicon shortage. It goes both ways too. What about the gamers that are even gonna be able to get a PS5 until supply stabilizes? People forget that GOD passed 10 million sold. There is simply no way to get the PS5 on that level in time. People complained about Microsoft doing the same thing, but its almost for the same exact reason. I always though Microosft cross gen choice made the most business sense.