Sony PlayStation’s New God of War Ragnarok Video Game Coming

The highly anticipated PlayStation game God of War Ragnarok is slated for a November release, according to three people familiar with the game’s development, despite reports this week that it was pushed back to 2023.

The highly anticipated PlayStation game God of War Ragnarok is slated for a November release, according to three people familiar with the game’s development, despite reports this week that it was pushed back to 2023.

Publisher Sony Group Corp. is expected to announce the release date later this month, two of the people said.

God of War Ragnarok, the latest installment in the long-running series and a direct sequel to 2018’s God of War, was announced for PlayStation consoles in 2020. Sony has since delayed the game several times, both publicly and internally, as the developers deal with the pandemic and other production challenges. Earlier this year it was scheduled for September, but that has recently been moved to November. A Sony spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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The new game is expected to be a big hit and one of Sony’s most important pieces of software as it works through hardware challenges. The Japanese video game publisher and manufacturer has failed to make enough PlayStation 5 consoles to meet demand, costing it market share. God of War Ragnarok will be available on both the new console and the old PlayStation 4, which has sold over 117 million copies, giving the game a significant install base. The first game sold nearly 20 million copies.

A recent report from European gaming website GameReactor, combined with the game’s absence from major industry events such as the Summer Games Fest and Sony’s own State of Play, sparked speculation that God of War Ragnarok would not be released until 2023.

In the turbulent world of game development, no dates are certain and can be postponed one more time. But as of this week, it is still on track for November, the people said, asking not to be identified as they discuss information that is not public.

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