Ever because it was first teased, followers have been dying to know extra concerning the upcoming God of War sequel. The runes in mentioned teaser spelled out Ragnarok, main many followers to take a position the recreation’s title was God of War: Ragnarok. Sony and Santa Monica Studio have since confirmed that’s not the case, although as no official title has been revealed, followers have clung to it as a placeholder.
Since that preliminary teaser, Sony revealed that the following God of War could be a PS4-PS5 cross-gen title and that it was delayed into 2022. This all got here with out actual footage of the sport, any form of gameplay, and even the title. The common ignorance has led to rumor after rumor about when and the place it will seem, although typically from nameless and unreliable sources. That may very well be about to vary.
God of War: Ragnarok News at PlayStation Showcase
September 9 is the day of Sony’s upcoming PlayStation Showcase, the place it’s going to exhibit roughly 40 minutes of video games footage for “holiday and beyond” at 1 PM PT/4 PM ET. Now, the past may be very fascinating phrasing—it may very well be that video games like Horizon Forbidden West or Final Fantasy 16 get their very own highlight, nevertheless it’s God of War that many are hoping for. Luckily, simply after the showcase was introduced, a dependable leaker chimed in on God of War.
Shpeshal Nick has confirmed to be dependable up to now and really posted a screenshot after the announcement. In this screenshot, he’s seen asking one in every of his sources (censored and nameless) if God of War can be there, with a easy “yes” in response. As such, on this phrase alone, there’s cause to consider the sport will truly be there. But that’s simply probably the most direct point out on the topic.
Sometimes, it’s not what is claimed however isn’t that issues. For instance, the PlayStation Showcase has confirmed that nothing associated to PSVR 2 can be there, and that’s comprehensible. Even an E3-level occasion can’t have all the things, and it’s good of Sony to let followers know what received’t be there—simply because it did on the final State of Play, the place it talked about neither Horizon nor God of War could be there. With the recognition of the 2 IPs, Sony needed to know a large occasion would construct hype for each, and with out it discrediting the chance because it did final time, it may very well be taken as a possible level for it being there.
It doesn’t must be a lot, both, which may very well be taken as a degree for it. An precise launch date doesn’t must be revealed, however one other teaser or at the least a correct cinematic trailer could be mind-blowing—one thing others have indicated the showcase could be. At the very least, many followers could be pleased with a correct identify. Overall, the possibilities of it being there are higher than previous Sony occasions, and that’s cause sufficient for God of War followers to tune in on September 9.
Worst Case Scenario: It Sets the Tone for Future God of War: Ragnarok News
However, God of War clearly isn’t the one cause to tune in. Sony exhibiting extra of its vacation lineup and detailing extra video games coming in 2022 is barely an excellent factor for the PlayStation platform. There’s prone to be loads to see, even when God of War doesn’t seem. That potential doesn’t go away regardless of how sure anybody appears or what hints may very well be derived concerning the occasion. However, if it doesn’t present, that may very well be an indication for God of War.
God of War: Ragnarok is about to launch in 2022, however that’s a large window. It’s not unusual for Sony to launch video games within the spring, summer season, or fall, so something goes. It may very well be an April launch to coincide with God of War’s 2018 launch date, it may very well be a summer season launch because it’s not unparalleled, or it may very well be a flagship title launch for fall. Yet, if God of War is focusing on April, starting its advertising and marketing now makes probably the most sense as the sport could be roughly 7 months away from launch. It might even announce that date, resulting in extra information over the approaching months.
If it exhibits however retains it easy, then Q1 or early Q2 appears much less probably. It nonetheless means information can be coming, however that will be early advertising and marketing, not precise gameplay particulars and the like. And, if it doesn’t present in anyway, it wouldn’t be definitive, however your complete first half of 2022 would appear unlikely. Nonetheless, how a lot Sony and Santa Monica present of God of War might set the tone for what to anticipate over the following couple of months. That, on the very least, would permit followers to raised handle expectations as the brand new yr rolls round.
Without a doubt, the fan demand for God of War to be there’s enormous, but that alone is just not sufficient (and nor ought to or not it’s) to power both Sony or Santa Monica to indicate something earlier than it’s prepared. Rumors about God of War: Ragnarok will persist, even whether it is there, and all of it goes to indicate how excited the neighborhood is for the following recreation. Its reputation could pose some points in consequence, reminiscent of insatiable hype, however this occasion will both mellow out that hype for some time or let it know that it must be reeled in.
God of War’s sequel releases in 2022 for PS4 and PS5.