God of War Ragnarok release is still planned for 2022, according to Santa Monica Studio’s social and community manager, who goes by BlueOwlzMedic on Twitter. It’s unclear what prompted the tweet, but community managers often get hounded on social media so it’s possible that the developer wanted to put an end to speculations.
When will Sony announce God of War Ragnarok release date?
God of War Ragnarok (or Ragnarök, if you wanna be fancy) was originally slated for a 2021 release but was delayed due to production challenges stemming from the pandemic as well as actor Christopher Judge’s health issues. Nevertheless, Sony hasn’t given out a release window beyond the generic 2022, probably to hedge expectations because fans got pretty upset about the delay last time. That said, it was only a month ago that known insider and journalist Jason Schreier dismissed suggestions that the game will be delayed again and pushed out of 2022, so we’re pretty confident about this one.
God of War Ragnarök comes out this year.
– Blue Owlz: Medic (@BlueOwlzMedic) March 24, 2022
We’ve heard multiple rumors that Sony plans to showcase God of War Ragnarok during an event this summer but there hasn’t been any concrete evidence of this so far. Considering that the game is highly anticipated, it makes sense for Sony to target a holiday 2022 release. A cross-gen launch ensures that even those who have been unable to find a PS5 will be able to get their hands on God of War Ragnarok during the prime shopping season.
Opinion: God of War Ragnarok could be Sony’s fall blockbuster
Zarmena writes … The first quarter of this year was packed with highly-anticipated releases, three of which were major PS5 exclusives (Ghostwire Tokyo is console exclusive for a limited time). While a summer release isn’t outside the realm of possibility, I have a feeling Sony will save God of War Ragnarok for fall / holiday season to end the year with a bang. Good thing it’s also available on the PS4 because the PS5 supply situation shows no sign of improving.
In other news, Rockstar’s GTA Online membership announcement hasn’t gone down well, and we’ll reportedly hear about Project Spartacus next week.