One of the most hotly anticipated games of the year, Santa Monica Studios’ God of War Ragnarok, might have just gotten delayed again. The game was, at first, scheduled to come out in 2021, but was pushed back to 2022 as a result of multiple complications in development including actor Christopher Judge (Kratos) sustaining an injury.
According to Gamereactor, God of War Ragnarok’s release has now been pushed back to 2023. This is based on Gamereactor’s European sources. The report suggests PlayStation will be making an announcement later this Summer alongside the announcement of the rumoured The Last of Us Remake.
This is also supported by PlayStation Game Size, which reports that the placeholder date for the game on the PSN backend database has been updated to reflect a December (placeholder) release.
God of War Ragnarok Delay Could Be Announced Soon by PlayStation Studios
🚨 God of War Ragnarök Release Date Changed From September 30 To December 31 (Place-Holder)
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— PlayStation Game Size (@PlaystationSize) June 8, 2022
PlayStation Game Size monitors the PSN backend to reveal release windows and download sizes of games. Previously, GOW: Ragnarok had a placeholder release date for September, but it seems now that the date has been updated to December. Whether this means that the game will indeed come out this year or the next is entirely up for speculation.
The game was first revealed at the PlayStation 5 Reveal Event with a 2021 release window, which caught almost everyone in the community by surprise. Simply because the game’s released seemed way closer to the release of the 2018 predecessor than fans might have expected.
God of War Ragnarok is one of the biggest first-party exclusives for SIE so it only seems natural for them to bide their time with the game for as long as it is feasible. Santa Monica Studios proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the studio is still capable of putting out generation-defining hits, as evidenced by the success of 2018’s God of War PS4 as well as the PC release.