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God of War: Ragnarok likely delayed and not coming to the PS4 and Final Fantasy PS5 exclusive incoming according to noted leaker

A 2021 release for God of War: Ragnarok has possibly gone up in flames. (Image source: Santa Monica Studio/VideoHive - edited)
A 2021 release for God of War: Ragnarok has possibly gone up in flames. (Image source: Santa Monica Studio/VideoHive - edited)
The God of War sequel, also known as God of War: Ragnarok, has likely been delayed. On top of that, there is growing belief it will only be a PS5 exclusive, meaning no new appearance for Kratos on the PS4. A well-known leaker has also stated that there will be a PlayStation 5 exclusive Final Fantasy title revealed soon.

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There is a mixture of good news and bad news for PlayStation fans, depending on which console is in possession. While PlayStation 5 owners can ponder over news about the God of War sequel (currently commonly known as God of War: Ragnarok) and Final Fantasy, those millions of PlayStation 4 owners out there will have to face the fact that it seems unlikely the upcoming Santa Monica Studio project will be arriving on the older platform.

Starting with God of War: Ragnarok, which has already won a host of awards and opinion polls as the most-anticipated game of the year (even beating out Elden Ring and Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 in a recent round of voting), the Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier made a telling comment recently on its release date status. He posted this opinion, “I think it was delayed months ago”, indicating that it will be unlikely PS5 owners will see a God of War: Ragnarok release in 2021.

While 2022 seems like a more probable release schedule for the next God of War title, old comments by a noted leaker that have been recently revisited have lent some weight to the belief that Kratos and Atreus will be journeying through ancient Norway on the PS5 alone. In September 2020, ResetEra user Navtra stated “Demon's, Ratchet, and GoW2 are PS5 only”, and in the meantime the same forum poster has gained plenty of credit for being an accurate tipster.

The same source has also had something to say on another expected PS5 exclusive, remarking that Square Enix will show off two major reveals in June: “A PS5 exclusive FF title, and a cross-gen Eidos title.” Navtra also commented that E3, which takes place from June 12 to June 15, will be full of Final Fantasy reveals and updates. So PS4 owners might bemoan the likelihood of missing out on the next God of War adventure but at least there could be an incoming new Eidos (Square Enix Europe) game to soften the axe blow.

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Daniel R Deakin - Managing Editor News - 2415 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.
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Daniel R Deakin, 2021-05-25 (Update: 2021-05-25)