“So we have, currently, two very big, very narrative-driven games in development: Horizon Forbidden West and the next God of War. And for both of those, they’re frankly affected by access to performance capture and talent. For Horizon, we think we are on track to release this holiday season.” Hulst continues, “But that isn’t quite certain yet, and we’re working as hard as we can to confirm that to you as soon as we can.
And for God of War, the project started a little later. So we’ve made the decision to push that game out to next year, to ensure that Santa Monica Studio can deliver the amazing God of War game that we all want to play.”
Hopefully that’s good news for fans of Horizon Zero Dawn and who are looking forward to the sequel.
Sony Santa Monica also tweeted on the subject; citing the reason for the decision as “maintaining the safety and wellbeing of [their] team, creative partners, and families.”
During the interview, Hulst also mentions that Bend is working on a new IP that utilizes some of the open world mechanics they created for Days Gone and Horizon Forbidden West, the next God of War, and Gran Turismo 7 will all be coming to PS4 as well as PS5.