God of War: The Twilight of the Gods has been postponed to 2022, PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst revealed on Wednesday, but there is one good point: in addition to PlayStation 5, it will also land on PlayStation 4. Hulst cited the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and when speaking on the official PlayStation Podcast, he cited the challenge of acquiring talent for performance capture as reasons. “God of War: Ragnarok” developer Santa Monica Studio later confirmed in a tweet that the game will be postponed to 2022. In addition, Hulst also revealed that Gran Turismo 7 will also be available on PS4 and PS5.
“Perhaps the biggest challenge is when we need a dedicated location, usually a physical location,” Hulst said on the official PlayStation podcast (via the PlayStation blog). “It’s mainly performance capture and audio work. We have come up with some very clever solutions. We built small recording studios in people’s houses. But when you capture performances for multiple cutscenes, there are a lot of solutions. The problem of an actor is not easy. So you have a choice. You can do it later in the schedule, which may cause problems for you. Or, you may do it in a different way, thereby jeopardizing the final quality .
“But I can tell you that we don’t take quality risks. We want to publish extremely high-quality games, finished games, and obviously we must do this without pushing our team to the brink of collapse. So we There are currently two very large, very narrative-driven games in development: Horizon Forbidden West and The Next God of War. For both, frankly, they are influenced by performance capture and talent. For Horizon, we think we are expected to Released this holiday. But this is not certain yet, we are doing our best to confirm this to you as soon as possible.
“And for God of War [Ragnarök], This project started a little late. So we decided to postpone this game until next year to ensure that Santa Monica Studios can provide the amazing God of War game that we all want to play. With these things, you have to pay some. This can’t be the quality of our champions, and it certainly won’t be the health or well-being of our outstanding team. “
Later in the chat, when asked how much PlayStation Studios pays attention to PS4, Hirst said: “You can’t build a community with more than 110 million PS4 users and then leave it, right? I think it’s good for PS4. It’s bad news for fans of, and frankly, it’s not very good business. It makes sense to develop a title for PS4 and PS5-banning the west for the next God of War Horizon, [Gran Turismo 7] ——We will continue to study. If PS4 owners want to play that game, then they can. If they want to continue playing the PS5 version, that game will be prepared for them. “
Horizon Forbidden West is scheduled to land on PS4 and PS5 at the end of 2021. “God of War: Ragnarok” and “GT Racing 7” will be available on PS4 and PS5 in 2022. Hulst pointed out that these three games are one of 25 games currently being developed by PlayStation Studios, of which “almost half” are new IPs.