God of War Ragnarok Delay Rumour

Update 2: Following up on his previous ResetEra posts, Jason Schreier says that God of War Ragnarok has not been delayed — and that's apparently according to a Sony source.

"As usual, this is not a guarantee that the game will come out in 2022 and video game development is so turbulent that you should never trust a release date until the product in question is in your hands. But this Gamereactor report appears to be false," Schreier wrote.

Given Schreier's track record, we're inclined to believe that his source is reliable — but that doesn't change the fact that Sony will have to date its PS5 and PS4 blockbuster soon if it is still set for a 2022 release.

Update: Bloomberg journalist Jason Schreier, who tends to be a good source for game related information, posted the following about the delays on the ResetEra forum: "It's hard to definitely prove a negative but Someone Who Would Know Firsthand just told me they haven't heard anything about a slip to 2023, as did Someone Else Who Might Know Secondhand."

It's a little cryptic as we obviously don't know exactly who Schreier spoke to, but seems like word of a delay is new to them at least. We've contacted Sony and will update if and when we hear back.

Original Story: Uh oh, this is potentially the news that no one wants to hear: God of War Ragnarok has reportedly been delayed out of its targeted 2022 release window and into 2023. The rumour comes from Gamereactor Spain, who cite "various European sources". The PS5 and PS4 sequel was originally meant to launch in 2021, you may recall, before a delay was confirmed that summer.

Of course, rumours like this are bound to pop up when everyone's so eager for a blockbuster like Ragnarok to get a release date — Sony's continued silence on the topic is basically leaving the door open for every "insider" on the planet to get in on this gossip.

But it's still hard to shake the feeling that something's going on with Ragnarok. Santa Monica Studio devs have been saying for a while that the game's targeting 2022. It even published a quick video earlier this year saying that the game wasn't "ready to share", but then reiterated that it was still on for the year ahead.

It's all been very quiet since, which is the real worry. We're now over a week into June and we still don't have an update — which has naturally led some to believe that Ragnarok might show during Summer Game Fest. One thing's clear: if we don't get a release date soon — as in, the next couple of months soon — then it's not looking good for the return of Kratos in 2022.

If there's a silver lining to rumours like this, it's that they may prompt a response from the involved parties. We'll obviously update this article should that happen. In the meantime, we've reached out to Sony for a comment on the rumoured delay.

[source gamereactor.es, via resetera.com]