Announced during the PS5 showcase last September, as a final announcement, God of War Ragnarök is arguably one of the most anticipated PS5 games of the coming months. Just like Horizon Forbidden West on the Guerrilla Games side. Long-awaited sequel to the saga’s reboot in 2018, PlayStation fans can’t wait to go on an adventure with Kratos and his son Atreus.
Announced for 2021 on PlayStation 5, there’s a good chance, according to a former Santa Monica Studios member, that the sequel to Kratos’ story won’t be a next-gen exclusive. As was the case with Spider-Man Miles Morales or the next Horizon, it could be a cross-gen game available on both PS4 and PS5.
Kratos still on PS4?
While Sony had long insisted on the fact that the PS5 would mark the start of a new generation with exclusive games for the PS5 (unlike Microsoft who had already announced that all Xbox Series X / S games would also be released on the old generation for two to three years), we have seen a turnaround on the part of PlayStation since September.
Spider-Man Miles Morales, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, or Horizon Forbidden West, the first big PS5 productions will also arrive (or have already arrived) on PS4. Last November, we learned that this strategy could last until 2022 from Sony Interactive Entertainment.
If at the base Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart (scheduled for the first half of 2021), or Gran Turismo 7 (scheduled for the first part of the year 2021) were to be real next-gen exclusives, it could be that the next one God of War Ragnarök also does not deprive itself of the 110 million PS4 installed on the market.
According to David Jaffe (the creator of the God of War saga on PS2), there’s no doubt that Kratos’ upcoming adventures will be a cross-gen game on both consoles.
Seems like #GodOfWarRagnarok will be cross-gen title after all!
W or L? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/UJSsLRIWCu
– Joe Miller (@ JoeMiller101) January 6, 2021
Oh yes I’m sure it will be cross gen PS4 / PS5. Of course he will be!
So of course, you have to take that with a grain of salt since the man is only the creator of the license and he is no longer at Santa Monica Studios since 2007 and the development of God of War II. But in principle, it is not impossible that Sony opts for this strategy so as not to deprive itself of a very large fleet of PS4s already installed with many players awaiting the continuation of the adventures of Kratos.
Ragnarök really for 2021?
Scheduled to arrive at the end of 2021, there is a good chance that the game will be pushed back to the year 2022. Between the PS5 stockouts (with a situation that could still be difficult in 2021) , the release of Ratchet & Clank, Kena or Gran Turismo 7… We are not very enthusiastic about a release of Horizon 2 and God of War II in 2021 on PS5.
See you at the end of the year to see if we’ve got it right… or not! And you ? Do you believe in a release this year of God of War Ragnarök?