Sony Interactive Entertainment has delayed the release of God of War Ragnarök from this year to 2022.
“Since the release of the next God of War teaser last year, we’ve been humbled by the amount of love our community has shown us,” developer Sony Santa Monica said in a statement released on Wednesday.
“We’re incredibly grateful to see so many people excited to experience the next chapter of Kratos and Artreus’ journey.
“We remain focused on delivering a top-quality game while maintaining the safety and wellbeing of our team, creative partners and families. With this in mind, we’ve made the decision to shift our release window to 2022.
“Thank you all for your continued support, we’ve got some exciting things in the works that we can’t wait to show you!”
Sony also confirmed on Wednesday that it will release God of War Ragnarök and Gran Turismo 7 for PlayStation 4 as well as PlayStation 5.
The follow-up to 2018’s PS4 exclusive God of War was announced via a brief teaser last year for release on PS5 in 2021, although nothing more had been heard of the project until now.
Unlike previous entries in the long-running series, which were inspired by Greek mythology, God of War is loosely based on Norse mythology.
The series reboot was a critical and commercial success, winning multiple Game of the Year awards and selling over 10 million copies.
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