Editorial: Gaming / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Instagram / News / Discord /Telegram / Google News Several games that were planned to debut in late 2022 have been pushed back to 2023. There are several reasons for this, such as games needing a little more polish or that a last minute problem was discovered. With that being said, it seems there is another reason multiple games are being delayed and that is fear of competing with God of War: Ragnarök. In a recent episode of Kinda Funny, the cast discussed the remainder of Marvel’s Midnight Suns and the video game lineup for the end of the year. There, Tim Gettys, one of the show’s cast members, revealed that he’s spoken to developers who admitted they’ve been dodging a debut near God of War: Ragnarök. “I think we’re getting to an interesting point where games are scared of God of War Rangarök. I’ve had backstage business calls with people who have told me things that have surprised me like, ‘hey, we’re moving away from this, we’re backing away from this, we’re just giving God of War his space,'” Gettys said.
God of War Ragnarök might be so big, that games are moving out of their way! YT: https://t.co/swkoGkvAx4
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Will God of War: Rangarök control the narrative of the industry?
Gettys later noted that he sees God of War: Ragnarök as a release that may control the narrative of the industry for some time before and after its release. That would be why several developers would respect their space and prefer to release their next games on other dates. “God of War: Ragnarök, I think, is the kind of game that has its own terms of hype and expectations, so how much is it going to control the narrative of the industry in November, before that and shortly after,” he explained. It should be noted that Gettys did not say which developers he spoke with or how many people brought this to his attention. Thus, it is difficult to discover how much the release date of God of War: Ragnarök has impacted the rest of the industry. That said, it should be noted that there are actually several games that were planned for the end of 2022 and have been delayed. Among them are Forspoken, Marvel’s Midnight Suns and Hogwars Legacy. Of course, it remains to be seen if the launch of God of War Rangarök really influenced this. What do you think about this new? Do you really think the distributors are dodging the release of God of War: Rangarök? Tell us in the comments. God of War Ragnarök is coming to PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on November 9. Look for more news about the game at this link.
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