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Ragnarok could be coming to the PS4 and PS5: God of War sequel likely to be cross-gen title according to former game director but release date is a concern

The God of War sequel referencing Ragnarok is one of 2021's most anticipated games. (Image source: Sony/God of War)
The God of War sequel referencing Ragnarok is one of 2021's most anticipated games. (Image source: Sony/God of War)
Game designer David Jaffe, who was the director of the original God of War title for the PS2, has been voicing his opinions about the upcoming God of War sequel that is often called God of War: Ragnarok. He believes it will end up being a cross-gen title for the PS4 and PS5 and that fans should be worried about the release date.
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David Jaffe, a video-game industry veteran who was the director and designer of the first God of War title (2005) and creative director behind God of War II, has been offering some of his thoughts in regard to the upcoming God of War sequel being worked on by Santa Monica Studio. Jaffe has made it crystal clear that he is not sharing insider information or leaking details and that he is simply leaning on his considerable experience and knowledge to offer up a couple of interesting opinions in regard to the title widely but still unofficially known as God of War: Ragnarok.

Firstly, Jaffe has opined that the God of War sequel is more likely going to be a cross-gen game rather than just a PS5 exclusive title. Although a franchise as important as God of War would certainly help push sales of the PS5 hardware if it was an exclusive, it is likely more money would be made by making the as of yet unnamed sequel a cross-gen title. There are over 113 million PS4 owners out there and a good percentage of those would love another chance to play as Kratos (and Atreus?) in a new God of War adventure. So it makes sense for Sony and Santa Monica Studio to release the game for both consoles.

Additionally, the former God of War director has shared a concern about the potential release date for “God of War: Ragnarok”. The game is expected to be launched at some point in 2021, but after the debacle surrounding Cyberpunk 2077’s ironically rushed final release, including its much-derided performance on the PS4, it would be understandable if the team behind the God of War sequel requested more time to ensure the highest level of quality. Then it could be down to SIE boss Jim Ryan to decide whether to cash in and hope for the best with an earlier release or approve a delay that could stretch to 2022.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2021-01-10 (Update: 2021-01-10)