God of War Ragnarok release date pushed back to 2023, says report

Set to be the second major delay for the PS5 game

God of War Ragnarok PSVR 2 game
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God of War Ragnarok is now looking increasingly unlikely to make its 2022 release date with a new report claiming the PlayStation game has been pushed back to 2023.

As reported by Gamereactor (opens in new tab), God of War Ragnarok has now internally been delayed to 2023, according to "several European sources" who spoke with the outlet. This delay has not been made public yet but is expected to be in the near future. 

If true, this would be the second major delay for the Sony Santa Monica developed title with the game originally aiming for a 2021 release date. It was subsequently delayed to a release window of 2022 in June last year. PlayStation has also shown no further gameplay since God of War Ragnarok's reveal trailer in September 2021. 

T3 has reached out to Sony for comment. 

Interestingly, Sony insider and Bloomberg journalist Jason Schreier has refuted the claims (via ResetEra (opens in new tab)) saying: "It's hard to definitely prove a negative but Someone Who Would Know Firsthand just told me they haven't heard anything about a slip to 2023, as did Someone Else Who Might Know Secondhand." 

All of this follows a PlayStation Store listing leak that suggested God of War Ragnarok would release between September 27th and October 11th, 2022. So clearly there are a lot of rumours and reports going around at the minute. The most recent update from PlayStation itself was in April as part of the four-year anniversary of God of War (2018) where creative director Cory Barlog told fans that "something cool is coming" but the game is not "ready to be shown" just yet. 

Hopefully, Geoff Keighley's  Summer Game Fest will reveal some details later today. The broadcast begins at 2PM ET / 7PM BST / 11AM PT and will be available to watch across YouTube (opens in new tab) and Twitch (opens in new tab)

God of War Ragnarok is officially still scheduled to launch across PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 sometime in 2022. To keep up with all the latest news, trailers and everything else, head to T3's God of War Ragnarok hub for the latest details. 

Matthew is the Staff Writer for T3, covering news and keeping up with everything games, entertainment, and all manner of tech. You can find his work across numerous sites across the web, including TechRadar, IGN, Tom's Guide, Fandom, NME, and more. In his spare time, Matthew is an avid cinema-goer, keen runner and average golfer (at best). You can follow him @MattForde64