God of War 2, or God of War: Ragnarok, or God of War 5 if you like, has just recently been confirmed for PS4 as well as PS5. It’s also been dealt a delay that many folks have been expecting for a while now.
So while we’re definitely not getting the next God of War game in 2021, that only gives us more time to parse out every little detail we’ve seen, heard, or read about from Sony Santa Monica so far.
Granted, we’ve only seen a brief teaser for the highly anticipated God of War sequel, which is a big reason so many of us doubted that 2021 release window. Still, there’s a lot the first game can tell us about where the story is going and what to expect from the sequel. And with that in mind, here’s everything we know about God of War 2.
God of War 2 release window confirmed for 2022
Sony Santa Monica and PlayStation Studios recently announced that God of War 2 has been delayed to 2022. As mentioned earlier, this wasn’t a huge surprise. The fact that we haven’t seen any gameplay, cinematics, story details, or even a proper trailer halfway into 2021 meant a delay was inevitable.
Is God of War 2 a PS5 exclusive?
No, God of War 2 isn’t a PS5 exclusive, but it is PlayStation exclusive. In an interview on the PlayStation Blog, PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst confirmed that the next God of War game is releasing on PS4 as well as PS5, making it a cross-gen release.
“Where it makes sense to develop a title for both PS4 and PS5 — for Horizon Forbidden West, the next God of War, GT7 — we’ll continue looking at that,” Hulst said. “And if PS4 owners want to play that game, then they can. If they want to go on and play the PS5 version, that game will be there for them.”
Seriously, spoilers. At the end of 2018’s God of War Kratos and Atreus discover that Faye, AKA Mrs Kratos, was actually a giant called Laufey, making Atreus half god and half giant, and with another name: Loki. Yes, that Loki, the one from Norse mythology who is often portrayed as a trickster, sometimes with shapeshifting abilities. God of War played pretty fast and loose with Norse mythology but could offer some hints as to what’s to come.
Once that big revelation is out of the way, we’re told Fimbulwinter is coming. If you skipped your Norse mythology class – shame on you – then know that this is a three-year ‘great winter’ that proceeds Ragnarok, the Norse apocalypse.
Post credits, there’s a second ending when you return home and, there, Thor appears ‘several years later’. It’s a brief tease, ending after Kratos asks him what he wants. It could be that Thor wants revenge for that whole Kratos ‘killing his sons’ thing, or, he might want his help stopping Ragnarok.