A new interview with PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios head, Hermen Hulst, revealed a bunch of information about the platform’s upcoming first-party games. During the interview, Hulst confirmed the release windows of both Forbidden Horizon in the West and God of War coming soon game. According to Hulst, the previous installment is “on track for release this holiday season,” while God of War has been pushed back to 2022.
In the interview, Hulst listed these games as “two very large, very narrative games in development.” However, their size and scope have also slowed down their production. “And for both of those things,” Hulst continued, “they are really influenced by access to performance and talent capture.”
Regarding the next God of War game, Hulst said “we made the decision to push that game over to next year, to make sure that Santa Monica Studio can deliver the great God of War game we all have. We all want to play.” While Hulst’s comment on the delay in the development of the upcoming God of War game was a bit vague, Santa Monica Studio has issued a clearer statement of its own. On Twitter, the developer stated that “We remain focused on delivering a top quality game while maintaining the safety and well-being of our team, creative partners, and families.” . With this in mind, we have decided to move the release deadline to 2022.”
Hulst said he couldn’t confirm it Forbidden Horizon in the West will be ready to ship this holiday season but has said, “We’re working as hard as we can to confirm that with you as soon as possible.”
Hulst also revealed that Forbidden Horizon in the West won’t be the only cross-generational game coming out from PlayStation studios. The title of God of War is coming soon and Grand Turismo 7 will launch on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
While we haven’t seen any news about the upcoming God of War title since it was revealed in 2020, Forbidden Horizon in the West has recently become the hub of the PlayStation. Sony recently held a State of Play event focused entirely on the upcoming game featuring 14 minutes of new gameplay. However, the release date of the game is yet to be revealed.