God of War Ragnarök is expected to launch in November for PlayStation consoles, according to a new Bloomberg report shared today, one that seemingly debunks a story from earlier this week that claimed the highly anticipated sequel would not make its original release date and fail to surface until next year. The author cites three people “familiar with the game’s development,” going on to note that God of War Ragnarök has actually been delayed several times both publicly and internally due to production challenges (e.g., the coronavirus pandemic). PlayStation will reportedly announce the release date of Santa Monica Studio’s God of War sequel later this month.
The new game is expected to be a big hit and one of Sony’s key pieces of software as it works through hardware challenges. The Japanese video game publisher and manufacturer has been unable to make enough PlayStation 5 consoles to keep up with demand, costing it market share. God of War Ragnarok will be available both on the new console and on the old PlayStation 4, which has sold more than 117 million units, giving the game a substantial install base. The first game sold nearly 20 million copies.