God of War: Ragnarok delayed into next year, and will now also launch on PS4


Samriddha Saha


Jun, 10.2021

Just recently it was said that God of War: Ragnarok for the Playstation 5 will be released this year. But the release date has now been postponed to 2022. In addition, it has now been confirmed that the title will also appear for the Playstation 4.


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Developer tweet confirms postponement of the next God of War The developers at Sony Santa Monica themselves have confirmed this news on Twitter and explained their motivation. The decision to postpone God of War: Ragnarok to 2022 was made to ensure the team's "safety and well-being". "Since the release of the teaser for the next God of War last year, we have been flattered by the great love our community showed us. We are incredibly grateful to see so many people witness the next chapter of Kratos and Atreus' journey want, "says the tweet. "We continue to focus on delivering a top-quality game, while we ensure the safety and well-being of our team, creative partners and families," the developer said. "With this in mind, we made the decision to postpone the release window to 2022."

In addition, Sony confirmed that God of War: Ragnarok will be a cross-gen title, so the game will also be released for the PS4 and not just for the PS5. This news announced Hermen Hulst, head of Playstation Studios in an interview for the official Playstation blog. They want to continue to pursue this strategy for games - such as the next God of War - where a simultaneous release for PS5 and PS4 would make sense.