Rumours are abound that the game, slated for a widely anticipated release this year, will be delayed until 2023.
That’s according to Gamereactor, which said the delay was confirmed to them by several European sources.
It’s worth noting that God of War Ragnarok did not make an appearance at PlayStation’s recent State of Play event, which showcased the upcoming games the platform would have.
But as VGC noted, Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier cast doubt on the delay claim and said that while it was “hard to definitely prove a negative but Someone Who Would Know Firsthand just told me they haven’t heard anything about a slip to 2023, as did Someone Else Who Might Know Secondhand.”
On the same day Gamereactor’s report was announced, PlayStation Game Size – a Twitter account monitoring the PlayStation Network for new applications added – claimed that God of War Ragnarok’s placeholder release date has been changed from 30 September to 31 December.
A placeholder date means a game is expected to launch by then.
But it’s also worth noting that neither the developer Santa Monica Studio nor PlayStation have confirmed an official release date apart from just saying it will launch in 2022.
So it might not even be delayed at all.
There are signs that the game is moving along nicely though – last month, PlayStation unveiled over 60-plus accessibility options available in the new game, including high contrast mode which would allow players to apply a certain colour layer to characters or targets, to make them more visible against the background.
God of War has also been rated in South Korea.
A listing by its Game Rating and Administration Committee appeared in May and seems to suggest that it’s “not available for youth” – presumably the equivalent of a Mature rating, due to “excessive profanity in conversation.”
*Featured image from Santa Monica Studio
By Samantha Chan \ 10:30, 20 June 2022