Four years after God of War was released for PlayStation 4, the game’s director, Cory Barlog, has hinted at something exciting in the sequel.
The story of Kratos and Atreus didn’t end in the previous game (it’s a long way off, as the franchise that’s moved to Norse mythology hasn’t reached the end of the world yet… which is not a coincidence that the sequel’s title includes it!). Sony Interactive Entertainment Santa Monica is already up to its neck in development on the cross-gen sequel (because, first we remember, it was only announced for PlayStation 5 in 2020!).
In the video below, God of War director Cory Barlog says, “God of War Ragnarok — the elephant in the room — yeah. We haven’t said a lot about this. That’s because everybody is heads-down and hard at work. We are perfectionists. Everyone is tightening up the graphics on level three. There is so much going on right now that I just wish that I could share it with you, but it’s just not ready to be shown.
But I guarantee you, the moment, the very second that we have something that we’re ready to share, we’re going to share it because we don’t want to hold any of this back. So please hold tight, know that something cool is coming and that we, everybody here at Santa Monica, are so incredibly thankful for all the support you’ve given us.”
If the game is indeed coming this year (which was dated 2021 when it was announced in September 2020, without a subtitle at the time…), it’s about time we got a serious look at God of War: Ragnarok, which is coming to PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. Is this story the same thing as Horizon Forbidden West’s? Sony first put it at the end of 2021, but it slipped to February this year. It wouldn’t be surprising if Kratos and his son fell through to 2023.
Sony won’t confirm the delay anytime soon, but perhaps we’re right to suspect it… yet, a developer assures us of 2022.
4 years ago, God of War (2018) released! We’re grateful to all of you who joined Kratos and Atreus on their journey, and we’re so proud of the team who worked to bring it to life.
While we’re not ready to share an update about what comes next, here’s a quick message from Cory! pic.twitter.com/Z5PHpKQppY
— Santa Monica Studio – God of War Ragnarök (@SonySantaMonica) April 20, 2022