PlayStation gamers have been waiting patiently for the God of War (2018) sequel, since its release. The game was originally supposed to be launched later this year, however, it has now been delayed to next year. Also Read - Microsoft to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation even after Activision acquisition
The game’s developer Santa Monica Studio announced the delay via a tweet, citing the ongoing pandemic as a reason for the delay. Also Read - Sony speaks up for the first time after Microsoft-Activision deal
— Santa Monica Studio Is Hiring (@SonySantaMonica) June 2, 2021
Even though the release has been shifted to next year, there is still some good news for gamers. Earlier it was stated that the game would be a PlayStation 5 exclusive. However, it is now being suggested that it will launch as a cross-generation game for PS consoles. This means that it will be made available for the PlayStation 4 also, Hermen Hulst, chief of PlayStation Studios, confirmed the development in a blog post on the official PlayStation blog.
Apart from God of War, Santa Monica Studio is currently also developing Sony’s flagship game Horizon Forbidden West, which has also been affected by the ongoing pandemic. However, Hulst has confirmed that the company will be able to release Horizon this holiday season as planned.
God of War: Ragnarok
It is being speculated that the next God of War will be named Ragnarok and will be the ninth instalment in the God of War series of games. During this game, we will get an expansion of the Norse realm, which was introduced in the previous instalment. The game will follow Kratos and his son (Atreus), who travelled from the Greek mythological realm to the Norse realm, where Odin rules supreme. They will be stuck inside of the impending Ragnarok, which will mark the end of days for the Norse Gods. Ragnarok was set into motion after the events of the last game.