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When new PS5 owners hoped the next God of War Game would be released in 2021, you may have to wait a little longer. The game has been postponed to 2022, Sony Santa Monica citing the “safety and well-being” of its developers.
This news comes after the discourse on the developer crisis peaked last year. After the release of Cyberpunk 2077 and the developers’ stories of their hideous working hours, it’s clear that more studios are trying to prioritize the health of their teams.
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Many in the community could see this delay coming, and many didn’t initially expect the God of War sequel to be released in 2021. It’s been a difficult year for everyone, including the game studios.
With no news of a trailer or other coverage in 2021 as of yet, it was pretty clear that God of War was not going to come out in 2021. Given that the first God of War was released in 2018, it seemed unlikely that a new game of the scope, scope, and promise of its predecessor would be released within three years.
With an official Playstation In a blog post, Hermen Hulst, Head of PlayStation Studios, stated that they are working on two powerful storytelling games: Horizon Forbidden West and God of War. These will be flagship titles for the PS5.
One of the problems, according to Hulst, is the difficulty of accessing motion capture and performance capture during the global pandemic. Horizon Forbidden West is currently still slated for late 2021, but God of War was launched later and therefore won’t be out before 2022.
The last news we got about the God of War sequel arrived in September 2020. A short teaser trailer was released and not much more, although at that time the speculative 2021 release date was also spilling through the community.
In terms of PlayStation exclusives, it’s been a bit of an odd start to the PS5’s lifecycle. Returnal was a huge hit even though it was just a game.
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Xbox has teased its brand new relationship with Bethesda, so it will be interesting to see how Sony grows its exclusive game over the next few years.
The sequel to God of War, now slated for 2022, will be a big part of that success.