God of War: Ragnarok has been a highly anticipated video game ever since it was unveiled in 2020 for PlayStation home video game consoles. But, the publisher, Sony, has been delaying the title as the developing team faced the pandemic and related production challenges. The title was planned to be released in September 2022. However, recent reports suggested that Sony had further pushed it back to 2023. But, the title might still make it this year, according to a God of War Bloomberg report.
The latest title in the long-running God of War series will be its 11th major installment. Ragnarok will be launched on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles. The latter has already sold a jaw-dropping 117 million units, with the latest PS5 already having made it to the 20 million mark as of May 2022. Thus, the game will be launched to a wide audience.
God of War: Ragnarok will be one of the notable PS5 exclusives if the 2018 game is to give any hints on how the series fares. The first God of War title has already sold over 20 million copies to date. However, PS5 sales have stammered since its launch. Although the Japanese home consoles manufacturing and video games publishing conglomerate has pointed fingers at the silicon shortage, the lack of sales has cost them share value.
God of War was absent from every major video game event this summer, like the recently conducted Summer Games Event and Sony’s State of Play. The company is yet to announce a release date for the upcoming game. Since Sony is so quiet about Ragnarok, several people speculated that it had been further internally delayed to 2023.
But, a couple of industry insiders have confirmed that Sony is working on bringing the game out in its previously promised release window, November 2022. According to them, Sony will reveal the launch date by the end of June. The names of these leakers are being kept a secret to prevent them from ending up in Sony’s bad books.
Nothing can be said for sure in the current video game development scene. Even the publisher’s word cannot be taken as confirmation, provided how time-consuming and challenging game production has become. Numerous titles like Cyberpunk 2077 are proof of what an immature release can look like. Thus, we are happy to wait another six months for Ragnarok, if Sony needs the time to polish it.