Santa Monica Studio tweeted out that God of War will, unfortunately, have to be delayed to a later date. With the tweet stating that it will be ready sometime in 2022, all we can do now is wait. Santa Monica Studio was also kind enough to give us an explanation on why this pushback was something that needed to happen. Due to the pandemic, we have seen plenty of AAA games delayed due to companies being forced to work from home. With a game like God of War, it is crucial that a team works together to make everything perfect for its huge fan base.
The fans who are disappointed in the news just remember that these developers make these games for you. They want to put out the best possible game as quickly as possible, but it isn’t always best to rush a game. Take Cyberpunk 2077, for example, That game got plenty of delays, but the devs pushed it out before it was ready, which resulted in some significant gameplay issues. Turning a highly anticipated game into a game, many people asked for their money back. We don’t want to see that happen to God of War, so please, if you work at Santa Monica Studio, take your time and produce the best God of War you possibly can.
There is some good news with the bad news
Even though we had some sad news with God of War being delayed, we did get some good news from Hermen Hulst’s Q&A. In the quote below, Hulst stated that games like Horizon Forbidden West, the Next God of War, and Grand Turismo 7 would all be “available” for ps4 owners to play.
Where it makes sense to develop a title for both PS4 and PS5 — for Horizon Forbidden West, the next God of War, GT7 — we’ll continue looking at that. And if PS4 owners want to play that game, then they can. If they want to go on and play the PS5 version, that game will be there for them.Hermen Hulst
Hulst stated that it would be bad business if you just stopped making the games everyone wanted to play for a community of 110 million PlayStation owners. So if you were worried that you wouldn’t be able to play the next big titles for PlayStation because you haven’t been able to get your hands on a PS5 or can’t even afford one, you are in luck. If you would like to check out the Hermen Hulst Q&A, you can read it on the PlayStation Blog or listen to the podcast here.