It was expected that God of War: Ragnarok would be the ultimate suffix for the title a long time ago. And the rumour mill worked hard to discourage supporters. Even before its release, Sony’s Santa Monica Studio has stated that the next game, God of War, would wrap up a plot that began with the release of God of War in 2018.
There’s a lot of interest in the game from the general public. There was a Sony PlayStation Showcase on September 9, 2021. And the trailer for God of War Ragnarok presently has the most views of any trailers. That’s astounding, considering that most of those trailers have been viewed more than a million times. Over 12 million people have viewed God of War: Ragnarok as this writing. Is it true that Sony fans’ thirst for exclusives is decreasing?
In the same vein as the last game, Kratos and Atreus return to the ancient Norse realm in an attempt to avert the aforementioned world-ending Ragnarok. Here’s all you need to know about God of War Ragnarok, including when the game will be released.
- The release date of God of War Ragnarok in 2022 is unaffected.
- When the game launches, all nine worlds will be playable on PS5 and PS4.
— Santa Monica Studio – God of War Ragnarök (@SonySantaMonica) September 16, 2020
God of War Ragnarok Release Date
During the Sony PlayStation Showcase on September 9, God of War Ragnarok will be postponed until 2022.
Herman Hulst, head of worldwide studios at Sony Interactive Entertainment, discussed the criticism during a Q&A session:
“So we have, currently, two huge, very narrative-driven games in development: Horizon Forbidden West and the next God of War,” explained Hulst at the time. “For both of those, they’re frankly affected by performance capture and talent access. For Horizon, we think we are on track to release this holiday season. But that isn’t quite certain yet. And we’re working as hard as we can to confirm that to you as soon as possible.”
“For God of War, the project started a little later. So we’ve decided to push that game out to next year to ensure that Santa Monica Studio can deliver the amazing God of War game that we all want to play.”
🚨 According To Playstation Database , God of War Ragnarök Coming September 30th 2022
🟨 Maybe it’s Just Place-Holder !
— PlayStation Game Size (@PlaystationSize) December 27, 2021
God of War: Ragnarok’s official release date for 2022 has not yet been announced. Although a release date of September 30 2022, was put on the Playstation Database by an Internet user. As of now, there is no official word on a date for the game’s release, although many industry insiders predict it will be out in Q3.
Once we have additional information, we will update the release date.
The God of War Ragnarok reveals trailer is here for your viewing pleasure. The gameplay and narrative elements are both showcased in this video.
Why Game is Getting Delayed?
God of War: Ragnarok was postponed owing to Christopher Judge’s sickness in 2019, the voice actor for Kratos has stated.
According to Judge’s tweets, the release of Ragnarok was postponed because of his serious health difficulties in 2019. Sony Santa Monica waited for him to recuperate from his sickness, including placements and knee surgery.”
Sony Santa Monica “never said a word about the delay, and what caused it.” The judge claimed that the studio showed him “nothing but love and support.”
God of War Ragnarok Expected Plot
A PlayStation Blog article by Santa Monica Studio’s Grace Orlady, senior manager, offered a few crucial information about what players may look forward to when the game opens.
“As you can see in the trailer, we’re picking up a few years after the events of God of War(2018). The freezing winds of Fimbulwinter have come to Midgard, making survival for Kratos, Atreus. And Mimir in the Norse wilds even more challenging than before.”
She added: “While the last game built an enormous amount of trust and understanding between father and son. There is still a great deal of complexity in their interactions – especially after the revelation of Atreus’ Giant heritage and the hidden prophecy only Kratos saw.”
The teaser for God of War: Ragnarok also unveiled two of the game’s primary villains. Freya, a Kratos buddy from the last game, was the first.
“We wanted to remind players that Freya isn’t just a terrifyingly powerful user of Vanir magic, but also that she’s a formidable warrior in her own right. Enraged by Kratos’ evasion of justice by her hand, Freya will turn every weapon at her disposal towards her son’s killer.”
“The Biggest Butchering Bastard in the Nine Realms,” Mimir referred to Thor, “and he earned his title as one of the most powerful Aesir gods by destroying nearly all the Giants at the command of Odin.”
Now the plot will span all nine realms, so we may expect to see Vanaheim, Svartalfheim, and Asgard again. In the previous game, these three players were not included in the lineup.
When Kratos returns, he’ll be armed with a new arsenal of weapons. Including new shields that will alter the god-abilities. Slayer’s It was revealed in an interview with YouTuber Jon Ford that Ragnarok would contain “different shields, and they have different defensive options and abilities,” where.” In contrast, then Shield was available in the first God of War.
“The reason we’re doing this is we really want to open up expressive choice to the way that you build your Kratos, the equipment and loadout and things like that,” Williams added. “All the way down to the defence, so you can play a little differently and enemies know how to respond to that, force you into different situations where you need to use different things.”
God of War Ragnarok PS 4 Release Date
It seems probable that God of War Ragnarok will be released on both PS4 and PS5 at the same time. PS4 titles formerly assumed to be PlayStation 5 exclusives will be coming to PS4 as well, Herman Hulst stated in an interview.
“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,” Hulst said.
“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.”
Sony has yet to release a first-party PS4/PS5 game without a simultaneous release date for both systems. Thus it’s incredibly probable that both titles will be published at the same time.
In the development of God of War: Ragnarok
The Nordic arc of the series will come to a close with this game’s release. Cory Balrog, the director of God of War, detailed to Kaptain Kuba why the Norse plot is coming to an end in an interview.
“I think one of the most important reasons is the first game took five years, the second game, I don’t know how long it’s going to take, but I’m just going to throw out that it’s going to take close to a similar time to do this, right, and then if you think, wow a third one in that same [amount of time], we’re talking like a span of close to 15 years of a single story and I feel like that’s just too stretched out.”
“I feel like we’re asking too much, to say the actual completion of that story taking that long just feels too long,” he explained. “Given where the team was at and where Erik was at with what he wanted to do. I was like look, I think we can actually do this in the second story.”
“Most of what we were trying to do from the beginning was to tell something about Kratos and Atreus. The core of the story’s engine is really the relationship between these two characters and the complexity radiates out like ripples in a pond.”
“And we could make it an ocean and make those ripples go for thousands of miles. But is that necessary and is that beneficial. Or are we feeling like it’s just spreading it too far apart, the ripples get too far apart. And you sort of lose the plot a little bit.”
Eric Williams, not Barlog, will helm the follow-up to his 2018 smash single. For the first time, the new game director has revealed some details about how the new game will go on from its predecessor’s themes (whilst also touching on some new thematic outlines, too).
“Staying true to what we did last time, it’s keeping the father-son relationship moving,” Williams told the site. “It doesn’t just stop, like, ‘oh, we finished this for mom, we’re good. No, like, there’s a lot more that goes on in life, and it continues moving forward.”
“Last time, it was one kid with a lot of adults talking. This is like, well, there are some different perspectives. We’re gonna see it from a kid’s perspective in the world, figuring things out that they thought were black and white. Or maybe much more gray, and a lot more family dynamics.”
God of War Ragnarok cast
God of War: Ragnarok will feature a new cast of characters, many of whom are returning from the previous game. There will be two major characters (Christopher Judge as Kratos, and Sunny Suljic as Atreus) in this game. And they will be accompanied by the following cast members:
- Freya – Danielle Bisutti
- Thor – Ryan Hurst
- Odin – Richard Schiff
- Angrboda – Laya Hayes
- Tyr – Ben Prendergast
- Mimir – Alastair Duncan
- Sindri – Adam Harrington
- Brok – Robert Craighead
- Durlin – Usman Ally
Nothing further is known at this time regarding God of War Ragnarok. As we approach closer to the debut date, additional information is expected to be made public. This page will be updated as soon as new information becomes available. For now, check out our article on How to Access Hello Neighbor 2 Beta for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 After Pre-Order.