God Of War Ragnarok Has Reportedly Been Delayed
When war is waged from the heavens, Thor doesn't wait for lightning to strike twice. Although it appears that Sony does.
After being announced in September 2020, God of War: Ragnorok has been whetting the appetite of Greek mythologist-loving blood lustful fanatics, hoping to rain terror on the omnipotent Norse legends with the hands of Kratos.
However, reports suggest that the PlayStation exclusive title has become yet another game to fall victim to the global pandemic's final hurdle. According to Bloomberg's Jason Schreier, Ragnarok has been delayed, with a formal announcement from Sony pending.
Why has God of War Ragnarok Been Delayed?
Technically, God of War: Ragnarok has never had a specific release date, although its unveiling teased a launch in 2021. According to Schreier, the title will not be landing in 2021 though.
With few details spared as to why Sony hasn't pushed for a release prior to the turn of the year, like previously hinted at, it can only be expected that the pandemic has played its course.
Sony's main rivals Microsoft have also felt the wrath of working from home and the closure of many studios, having delayed Halo Infinite on multiple occasions.
The rushed release of Cyberpunk 2077 and the calamity that followed has etched a firm warning in the mind of many developers and investors, making sure that they don't push unfeasible deadlines.
God of War: Ragnarok Release Date
Taking to Twitter again, Schreier joked: "I guess some people actually believe it when trailers say what year they're launching", indicating that Sony is expected to release the game in the next annual year, presumably not before April either to tie into the fiscal year.
Many now suspect the title to be released in the next fiscal year to allow Sony to closely monitor the financial impacts of the title, compared to their exclusive titles released in 2021, such as the upcoming Ratchet and Clank, Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Intergrade, and Horizon Forbidden West.
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