God of War sequel delayed to 2022, confirmed for PS4

The still-untitled sequel to 2018’s God of War will miss its planned 2021 launch, Sony’s Santa Monica Studio has confirmed. The developer announced the news on Twitter, confirming that the game will now arrive sometime in 2022.

While it’s a bit disappointing that we’ll have to wait longer to see the next chapter of Kratos’s story, game director Cory Barlog tried to soften the blow by assuring fans that the delay will be better for them in the long run, too.

The new God of War will presumably pick up where the last game left off—minor spoilers ahead—with the teaser of Thor confronting Kratos. The brief teaser Sony released last year also hinted that the Norse apocalypse, Ragnarok, will play a major role in the story.

In a new interview, PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst revealed another new piece of news about the game, too: It’ll also launch on PlayStation 4. Previously, it was unclear whether the game would be a true next-gen exclusive or a cross-gen release. Now, we know for sure it’s the latter.

And if you’re worried you won’t have any major exclusives for your PlayStation 5 this year, you can still breathe easy. In the same interview, Hulst confirmed that Horizon Forbidden West is still “on track” to launch by this holiday season.

“For Horizon, we think we are on track to release this holiday season. But that isn’t quite certain yet, and we’re working as hard as we can to confirm that to you as soon as we can,” Hulst said.

For more on Horizon Forbidden West, check out 14 minutes of the gorgeous sequel running on PlayStation 5.

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