God of War delayed to 2022, Horizon Forbidden West aiming for holiday launch

A new interview with Hermen Hulst, head of PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios, reveals information about the platform’s upcoming first-party games. In the interview, Hulst confirmed the release windows of both Horizon Forbidden West and the upcoming God of War game. According to Hulst, the previous “on the way to release this holiday”, God of War has been pushed back to 2022.

In interviews, Hulst listed these games as “two very large, very narrative-based games in development.” However, their size and range have also slowed their production. “And to both of them,” they clearly impress by capturing performance and accessing talent. ”

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Commenting on the next God of War game, Hulst said, “We decided to push that game to next year to make sure that Santa Monica Studios can deliver the amazing God of War game we all want.” While Hulst’s comments about the development delay for the upcoming God of War game are a bit vague, Santa Monica Studios has made its own, clear statement.

On Twitter, the developer said, “We are focused on providing the highest quality game for our team, creative partners, and maintaining the safety and well-being of families. With this in mind, we have moved our release window to 2022. We have decided to do so.”

Hulst said he could not confirm whether Horizon Forbidden West was ready to ship this holiday, but said: “we are working as hard as we can to verify it as soon as possible.”

Hulst reveals that Horizon Forbidden West is not a cross-generation game ever coming from PlayStation Studios. The upcoming God of War title and Grand Turismo 7 will launch on both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

We have not seen any news about the upcoming God of War title since it came out in 2020, Horizon Forbidden West has recently taken the center stage of the PlayStation. Sony recently hosted the State of Play event, which focuses entirely on the upcoming game that features 14 minutes of new gameplay. However, the release date of the game has not been revealed.

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