Hulst Talks PlayStation Studios, God of War Ragnarök Delayed until 2022
In an interview with PlayStation Blog, Herman Hulst talked about the future of PlayStation Studios, Sony's first-party development group.
He emphasized that single-player, story-driven games are essential to the PlayStation first-party strategy, and that they will “keep making them as long as gamers enjoy them”.
Here's what we learned from Hulst:
- Gran Turismo 7 and God of War Ragnarök will release on PS4 as well as PS5
- God of War Ragnarök delayed until 2022
- Horizon Forbidden West expected for a holiday release but could be delayed into 2022
- Bend Studio has started work on a new IP, similar to the open-world system of Days Gone
- PlayStation Studios have 25 titles in development
Hunger: Hulst also mentions the recent PC releases, and confirms that more PlayStation exclusives will come to PC in the future. Horizon: Zero Dawn's success on PC “shows there’s an appetite”.
No rush: Obviously, PC releases will still remain an after-market for Sony. Horizon: Zero Dawn and Days Gone both arrived on PC years after their console debut, and that pattern is unlikely to change any time soon.